Field Trips

Great Field Trips for Summer Camp at Home!

June 5, 2013
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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 [...]

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Summer Camp At Home Field Trip: State Parks!

August 25, 2011
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Some of the best field trips that we have taken this summer have been to New York State Parks. There is a reason why states have set aside funding over the years to acquire land, build up infrastructure, and maintain facilities at their state parks…  it is because they are beautiful! These are treasures, meant [...]

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Summer Camp At Home Field Trip: Great Wolf Lodge

August 11, 2011
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An indoor water park…. in the summer? I say yes- absolutely! No worries about sinking money into admission tickets and then having a late afternoon storm close the park! No applying and re-applying sunscreen! No fighting the day camp crowds! A trip to the Great Wolf Lodge is just pure pleasure! Now this is not [...]

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Summer Camp At Home Field Trip: Factory Tours!

August 4, 2011
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My kids love to watch the show “How It’s Made” on the Discovery Channel and so looking around for a factory tour to take this summer sounded like a great idea. Except you have to check carefully into the factory tours that you sign up for- some of them are more “show” than tour! Earlier [...]

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5 Reasons To Take Your Kids to A Minor League Baseball Game!

July 29, 2011
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At our house, we are only so-so baseball fans. Yes, I know we live in Yankees / Mets territory where people are serious die-hard fans for life…  but we are not those people. (For me it might have something to do with growing up in Cleveland in the 1970’s and 80’s when the Indians were [...]

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Summer Camp At Home Field Trip… Visit a Waterfall!

July 21, 2011
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Taking your family on a nice hike to visit a waterfall along the way is a fantastic field trip to take during the summer! Waterfalls of almost any size are quite awe-inspiring…  and not only for the kids! Last week we ventured a few hours north of our home to hike and swim at Minnewaska [...]

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Great Summer Camp At Home Field Trip: Visiting Caves!

July 14, 2011
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Caves are fascinating to kids….  which is visiting caves is such a great summer field trip to take as part of your summer camp at home. I am not sure if it is the dark, the cool, or being underground…  or even the wonder of how the cave was discovered and what might have lived [...]

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Fun Summer Camp At Home Field Trip: The Dinosaur Place

July 7, 2011
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When planning your summer camp at home field trips, it can be fun to look beyond the typical educational and historical attractions and seek out some of the more “quirky” places that kids love. I learned about one such “quirky” attraction while leafing through one of those glossy brochures published by a state’s Department of [...]

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Summer Camp At Home Field Trip: Camping with Kids!

June 30, 2011
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Camping with kids is a perfect activity for your summer camp at home! You can keep it on a smaller scale by setting up the tent in your own backyard and just dragging out your sleeping bags, pillows, and flashlights. You’ll have all the benefits of sleeping under the stars and a clean and familiar [...]

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Great Summer Field Trips- Zoos and Aquariums!

June 23, 2011
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For us it just wouldn’t be a real summer camp at home if we didn’t plan at least one trip to the zoo and one trip to the aquarium every summer! My children have been animal-lovers since they day they joined our family, and they never get tired of seeing their favorite creatures and reading [...]

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