Going a little stir crazy at home and need some suggestions for to create own at-home summer camp? Here’s Fred Parent’s top 10 suggestions to make Summer at home that much more fun.

1 Make a flexible schedule. A sanity saver is creating a flexible schedule; a daily routine that blocks time for play, outdoor time, digital time, meals and quiet time.

2 Plan it out. You can choose one day of the week to focus on or fill them all. For example: Water Wednesdays or Foodie Fridays.

3 Choose an activity that your child/ren enjoy and create a camp from the interest. Music, Science, Sports, Art–go with a favorite hobby or past time and build from there.

4 Sign the kids up for a Virtual Summer Camp or in-person Camp. FredParent has two lists of available camps: Summer Camps that are Still Registering and 2020 Summer Camps.

5 Sign the kids up for a Vacation Bible School. Many of the VBS require pre-registration so don’t delay.

6 Visit a Pick Your Own Farm. PYO are the place to be for farm-fresh goodness and fun.

8 Limited to no pool access this summer? Bring the water home. Grab a kiddie pool, water table or sprinkler combined with water toys and let the little ones have fun in the sun.

9 Backyard camp-out anyone? National Campout Day is June 22.

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