Although this year’s stay at home summer camps have been international, with stops in France and China, our final stop is actually stateside – New York City. That’s right, the Big Apple. (I’m still not sure why it’s called that.)
Once again, this summer camp was inspired by a book; Planet Explorers New York City. This book is a virtual tour of New York City with information and pictures of over 20 famous New York City locations; it even lets you know some cool places at or near those locations. Because you know I’m all about the food! One night to celebrate our theme, we had hot dogs. I told the kids to pretend they bought them from one of the street vendors.
With so many interesting places to learn about, we skimmed through the book and focused on a few. The kids did stay interested for quite a while. Some of places we spent a little time on were the Guggenheim, FAO Schwartz, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Cooney Island, and the Bronx Zoo. There are a ton of amazing images of the Empire State Building to peruse on the internet.
I kept thinking of the books we’ve read that happen in NYC: Pushcart War and the Percy Jackson series. Don’t even get me started on all the movies that feature the city that never sleeps. This was a great excuse to picnic in the living room while watching Night at the Museum.
I hope you enjoyed our summer camp themes as much as we did, but you probably didn’t since you just read about them and we actually did them. I guess you’ll have to have your own New York City camp to fully appreciate our good time!
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