Asher started going to Exploreum camps the summer he was 6. We picked up the brochure while we were there one day (we’re members because the kids love to go year round) and he poured over the “menu” of offerings. Then he got out a pen and circled all the camps he wanted to go to (hint: almost every single one).
Then last year, finally, Meyer was old enough to go as well and has been able to join the traditions of circling the camps he wants to attend and spending his days learning new things with new friends. This year in particular he says he wants to go to every single camp they have because it’s “my last year with Mr. Wayne.” You know a camp leader is special when your kid wants to spend time with him more than he does with you!
I love it because I feel zero guilt about sending them to somewhere they have so much fun and learn, even though they don’t even realize it. I swear it helps prevent the summer slide!
If you’re located in Mobile, AL, I can’t recommend Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center Summer Camps enough. They’re reasonably priced and here’s a tip – join the Exploreum as a member and each session of camp is cheaper for you! Then you can take the kids to the Exploreum all year long when they say, “Mom, I’m boooooorrrrrrred!” or you just need to get them out of the house. It’s fun, interesting and you’ll adore the staff.
If you’re not located in Mobile, put the Exploreum on your must-list for when you visit. You’ll love Mobile, with its mossy oak-lined streets, its vibrant downtown area and all the wonderful things there are to do. If you don’t have a visit planned, put it on your travel bucket list. You might even want to follow my Mobile pinterest board.
Now get over to the Exploreum website (or their facebook page) where you can take a look at the remaining camps (different themes for each week for 4-5 year olds, 6-7 yos, 8-11 yos and 12-14 yos (which includes the exciting Airbus Flight Camp, where campers actually get to copilot with a professional pilot!). There are still so many awesome camps left, including the one Asher is looking forward to the most – Wizardry: Potions, Magical Creatures & Intro to Wizardry! Meyer is probably most stoked about Jurassic Fantastic.
Go check ’em all out and sign up now. You won’t regret it, I promise. Both of mine will be there until they outgrow it!
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The post was sponsored by the Exploreum but as always, my opinions are my own.