Camp Mommy – Summer fun with kids (2022 Update)

For many families summer started almost two months ago. For me, it really has only been a little over a month. The local Jewish schools end mid to late-June. I usually start the summer updating my Camp Mommy post, but this year I started the summer with COVID and haven’t quite caught up with things as usual! I hope that despite my lateness, this post will still be helpful for your summer plans!

What do I mean by Camp Mommy? Every year I strive to keep my boys busy during our time together (besides a few weeks of real camp). We try to have one outing a day to get everyone out of the house and off screens! I am fortunate that with being a teacher, I have my summers off to spend with my children.

This year we have not had as much Camp Mommy as usual, though, with scout camp, a family vacation, and preparing for sleep-a-way camp for my triplets. My boys are all teens now, so this makes Camp Mommy also more challenging, as they feel they are “too old” for many outings!

Keeping them occupied is also not always cheap. So several years ago I researched and created my own Summer Bingo game with various choices of what we could do during the summer and how much each costs. Of course, we spend time at home engaged in various activities, but getting out of the house at least once a day is good for everyone!

We have fun each summer trying to complete as many squares on our bingo boards as possible. I like to check off each one, add the date and outing name (if needed), as well as a sticker (Trend Teacher superspot stickers work great for this). The outings with a  are our favorites – excursions we do more than once during the summer! I especially liked to take my kids to as many free programs sponsored by our county library system.

Each year I add any new excursions and take off any that have closed. This year there is one new addition – behind-the-scenes tours of local amusements (Check out “Best bets for behind-the-scenes” tours in St. Louis for some St. Louis-specific ideas.) The second page includes the Key to the color code. I limited the background colors so it will not use up a ton of ink when printing!

Here are the updated versions for you to download FREE:

To find more details on many of the excursions on my bingo boards, check out my related posts:

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