Although spring break may be months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about what your family can do to take a holiday after the worst of winter is over but before it gets too hot. Before life gets too hectic in the fall, this is a great time to make plans.
If you must work while your kids are out of school, consider sending them to a camp of their choice. Unlike the summer, when you might be looking for long-term childcare, spring break is only one week, so let your child decide what he or she wants to do. There are usually plenty of options for March break camps Oakville focusing on sports or local museums that offer junior scientist programs. If your child really likes animals, look at the local humane society for pet care camps. Some school districts also offer enrichment programs in reading in math, too, if your child wants to get ahead academically.
If you don’t feel comfortable traveling far from home, think about having a “staycation” that the whole family helps plan. Even though you sleep in your own bed every night, a staycation lets you do all the fun things in your area that you normally don’t have time for. One way to organize this type of vacation is to give everyone in the family a day to choose all the meals and all the activities. Kids love to get to help design family fun. Another option would be to put all the outings in a hat and draw one out each morning for a surprise day trip.
Check out local churches or groups like Habitat for Humanity to see if they are sponsoring any March break volunteer trips. This is a great way for families to bond while giving back to the community.
Even if you don’t feel like traveling far, there are ways to still have fun during spring vacation.