The 13-year-old tuba player is at an orchestra camp in the Adirondacks; the 15-year-old blonde ponytail is in a drama day camp; the "fluffy" 15-year-old is helping declutter the house. The two 15-year-olds will be going to orchestra camp (French Horn and Flute) for the second session when we pick up the boy.
Parents are making THREE runs to the Adirondacks this year.... and supporting the oil industry with the gas we're using. Oh, well, it's worth it.
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My Step-daughter just got her first job this summer, she is groing up so fast. She will be a Senior this coming year and I am so proud of her. She is also into basketball so she is doing a summer league and she watches her baby brother one day a week. She just got her permit too and I am freaking out cause I feel she is just to young to drive but we all have to start somewhere.
My kids are home for the most part. They already have judo practice 2-3 nights a week. We have a backyard pool so they do get in that as well. They do spend most of the days in the cool basement playing video games. The oldest (17) will be going out to the Olympic Training Center for 2 weeks, he's a member of the US Judo team for the visually impaired, on track to be a member of the 2012 Paralympic Judo team going to London. He and the 14 year old do lifting and cardio workouts on their own during the days. So, they're busy enough!
My daughter is doing a six week summer intensive for dance at her studio, with a couple weeks off at the end of summer. She is also doing an art camp with her friends and a couple of saturday academy camps- critical thinking and study skills. She is also supposed to be keeping up on her Spanish, we'll see how that goes! Her and I will also be spending time together doing yoga and shopping. Of course, she will hang with friends and hike with the family as usual. She is always eager for school to start, but I like having her home for bit...(Then of course I am ready for the school year to start!)
My son started summer school this week. He was suppose to be going to a Boy Scout camp in New Mexico, but kept getting into trouble. So even though I have paid I am too ticked off to let him go. It is a sad thing though, because its a very good experience he is loosing out on. But right now he is going to summer school from 8 to 1 everyday.
My daughter she starts color gaurd practice today. She is pushing for me to get her tutors and to volunteer at the Red Cross. So we are going to go do this. She wants to get ahead in everything. I love her motivation. I just wish this could rub off on my son. They are such polor opposites.
Last week we went to Las Vegas and stayed at a time share there. Then on Saturday we went to the lake and played around witch is fun. Nothing for sure.
I usually have sent my kids off to camp for a week or two in the summer, but not this year.
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Mine is a senior in High School, since school has been out they weight lift Monday/Tuesday and then Thursday/Friday. Next week he is off, then they have a week of weight lifting and light practice with helmets, then it is off to football camp for a few days. Then August 1st starts 2 a day practices till school starts on the 19th. He has been busy with that and bailing hay.
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This is my 14-year-old son's first summer not in day camp. He didn't get the jr. camp counselor job he was going for, so right now he's hanging out at home watching tv & playing video games. Starting this Friday he's going to come volunteer at the nursing home where I work for one or two days a week. He was interested in going to the 1/2 day tennis camp our town runs for 2 weeks in August, but we found out yesterday that the oldest kid registered so far is 11, so it looks like it's too young for him...
SO -- what are YOUR teens doing this summer?
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