The school year is winding down and the routine for many Midland families is about to change. While the kids are excited to be home from school, some working parents struggle to find the rounded care necessary while they still need to attend work.
Enter Greater Midland Community Center Summer Camps, which provides many needs for parents, which in turn allows them to be focused at work and continue to provide for their children.
“Having the early and later options for before and after care is impactful and eases stress as dual career parents. Also, knowing that breakfast and lunch are available and included is AWESOME!” said Kori Orlowski, whose two boys Deacon (11) and Everett (10) are coming back for their fourth year this summer.
“As a family with two working parents, this allows us to maintain a normal work schedule throughout the summer. The ability to do curbside drop-off allows us to save a few minutes on our morning routine. Having lunches available also allows us to save time in the morning, which is something that most other programs do not have available,” share Dana Fuerst, whose two children Kira (11) and Kyle (7) have attended camps for the past two years.
The before/after care starts at 7:00 AM and lasts until 6:00 PM. Breakfast and lunches are provided through the Meet Up and Eat Up program.
But from a kid’s perspective, it’s more about the fun and all the different activities they get to do.
“Rock Climbing is the favorite camp option, because of the good lessons they teach and strategies that are taught on how to climb better, not just climbing the wall,” said Deacon.
“Scuba diving and swimming are favorite camps. Having the option to go swimming is super cool!” said Everett.
And parents love how active they are.
“Instead of sitting inside watching TV and playing video games, they are outside playing and making new friends. They come home tired and full of stories and since the program isn’t aligned to specific schools, they get to make friends from other schools,” said Dana.