Well it is that time of year again, the time when we, as parents, sit down with our calendars and start to plan out the summer. My first summer of having a child at "camp age" I completely missed the boat and by the time I got around to it most of the Southern Marin Camps were booked! So the next year I learned my lesson and by the end of March my 8 year old was enrolled in all the camps that I thought he would enjoy.
We are so fortunate here in Marin to have such a diverse selection of camps. What I have learned is that most private schools have a version of day camps on their campuses. These camps are other organizations, but it is a way for you to meet families from those schools because they go to the camps. As an example Marin Primary host a Camp Doodles, MCDS hosts Adventure Camp, Marin Horizons host a day camp with swimming, Greenwood School hosts Greenplay and many more.
The two largest camps in our area are Steve and Kates and Camp Doodles. My son has attended both and had a blast at both!! Always came home exhausted and anxious to return.
There are also many smaller scale camps. Some of our favorites are Angel Island Camp, Audobon Camp, Coastal Camp, Marin Surf Camp and also the day camps at the Discovery Museum are great!!
My favorite guide to camps is on the Southern Marin Mommies page, seems as though they do a great job updating it and it really includes a majority of the camps.
We have not been disappointed yet with Marin Camps, I love the amount of outdoor activities and the caliber of counselors has been wonderful. What a great gift we can give our childeren to have such an amazing summer!!!