The tail end of our much-needed rain has left the boys and I dreaming of some summer fun. Enjoying the endless hours of splashing around at the waterpark and eating ice cream for dinner, living without a care in the world but only to make sure we have on enough sunscreen. Three entire months of NO homework, NO early bedtime, just fun in the sun! I will not miss having to pack the kids lunches in the early morning or waking up the little one so we’re not late to school. But, let’s be real, three months free of structure and routine could possibly drive a mama (and some kids) a bit cuckoo.
There are a few summer staples that get us (me) through the break like Playtime Discoveries summer camps for ages 4 to 11. They also offer year-round programs. My 3-year-old and I took advantage of the Mommy and Me classes with program director Dorothy Nelson. It was fun to meet new mommies while watching my little guy interact with babies his age.
My boys and I look forward to the summer Lego Construction Camp, Harry Potter, Mermaids, Unicorns and Fairies, Oh My!, Creative Campers, and a Mad Scientist Camp being offered this summer. Check out playtimediscoveries.com and get your mad scientist ready.
The Paso Robles Sports Club is where we like to spend some of the hottest days. Most times we arrive with our packed lunch and swim noodles to a pool all to ourselves. It was always a nice change of pace from the wet and wild Ravine Water Park! The Sports Club also offers a Summer Sports Program for kids. The camp includes swimming, tennis, soccer, basketball, FitKids and other fun activities.
One we personally haven’t tried (but is definitely on our 2019 summer bucket list) is the Scoot & Skate Camp offered by The Templeton Recreation Department. The Scoot Camp starts in mid-June and Skate Camp in mid-July, running for one week each. The cost includes a snack, Templeton Skatepark T-shirt and a group photo. Maybe we’ll see you there!
Del Mar Park in Morro Bay is on our weekly itinerary. There is a magic spot on Highway 41 where the temperature drops from 100 degrees to a refreshing 70 degrees. Del Mar Park is a hidden gem, tucked away behind a lovely Morro Bay neighborhood. Their amazing four-story playground is surrounded by green grass and hills and a running seasonal creek surrounded by trees (aka “the forest”). We have yet to forget our Nerf guns because Del Mar has been named (by my boys) as one of the Top 5 parks to have Nerf gun battles.
So, whether you are escaping the heat on the coast or cooling off from the heat in one of the pools at the Paso Robles Sports Club, enjoy your summer and don’t forget your sunscreen!