Last week I shared with you all of the reasons that my family and I choose to spend our summer doing “summer camp at home” as a family. And I offered links to some posts that I have written on how to plan and organize your camp, how to handle homework and avoid the summer slide, and I tackled the topic of summer chores and allowances. Today I am going to talk about planning summer field trips as part of your summer camp at home. For me, planning two-three outings per week is the “foundation” of our Camp Rowley- it gives us something to look forward to, and “anchors” our week.
Recently I had the chance to take my kids to see Field Station Dinosaurs in Secaucus, NJ and we had a fun afternoon of checking out the animatronic dinosaurs and taking in a 3D movie that showed they work that paleontologists do today. I also created this video to give you a feel for what we saw there:
Field trips like this are a great way to travel locally as a family and “play tourist” in your hometown and those nearby! Here are some more ideas to help you plan for your own family field trips!