I’ve been talking with friends a lot lately about summer camps. There are so many options, with them varying by price as much as they vary by interest. Even with all of those choices, we can’t seem to find one that really fits. That’s when it occurred to me – we still have plenty to do!
I can’t wait to go to:
1. the beach. It will always rank first on my list!
2. the pool. It ranks #1 on my children’s list, #2 on mine.
3. the free kids’ movies during the summer at the Grand 14 movie theater at the Market Common. There is no cost for the movie and they offer $1 concessions. The Carmike Twelve Theater at Coastal Grand mall and Broadway 16 at Broadway at the Beach offer a similar program. I don’t have their schedule yet, though. Here is a link with more information.
4. the Kids Bowl Free program. Sign your child up for this program and get two free games of bowling EACH DAY for the entire summer. We’ve participated for the past two years and it’s awesome. In the Grand Strand, Waccamaw Lanes is the participating bowling alley and is off 501, just west of the tall Intercoastal Waterway bridge. You can call them at (843) 236-1020 for more information.
5. Chapin Memorial Library’s summer reading program. Each year, Sue Ellen, our favorite librarian for eight years running, coordinates a summer reading program that encourages children to read for 15 hours by offering weekly programs, incentives, prizes and a party at the end of the summer with great entertainment and recognition. For the past two years, the children have received a ticket to a Pelican’s homegame for completing the program and I have my fingers crossed they’ll do it again! The exact details about this year’s programs are not available online yet. If you’d like more information, give them a call at (843) 918-1275.
6. programs at the Myrtle Beach State Park. We’re hooked, as my others posts would indicate. There are several new eductaional opportunities this year, some requiring fees beyond entrace fees, many not. Either way, know when you attend one, you’ll really learn in a fun, engaging, and interactive way. We’ve never been disappointed. A few personal favorites are the Seine-sational Fun and Crazy over Crabs. Here is a link to programs offered from May 31st through September 3rd. I’m looking forward to attending a few of the nighttime offerings. I’m sure my girls will just love the one about bats.
8. go to fireworks. It doesn’t have to be the 4th of July to see fireworks in Myrtle Beach. They’re displayed every Monday night at 10:15 PM at Barefoot Landing, every Tuesday night at 10:00 PM at Broadway at the Beach, and every Wednesday night at 9:30 PM at the Second Avenue Pier, all running June through August.
Now who wants to count down the days until school is finished with me? 🙂
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