Are you looking for something fun for the kids to do over summer so they can make some great memories and learn new things? Have you considered a tech camp? We did this summer and sent our son to LevelUp Minecraft Camp at BCIT. My son is a huge Minecraft fan so when he heard about the camp he desperately wanted to go. 

No, he didn’t just sit in front of a computer all day (after all, he can do that at home!) – they had outside time for fresh air and healthy movement and they also did hands on STEM activities. He really enjoyed the Minecraft component which included creating his own mods and problem solving. He’s a techy kid so it was just his style. He also liked hanging out with kids his own age who enjoyed the same things so they could nerd out like little boys (and girls) do.

As for us, the staff were friendly and we had no worries about leaving him in their capable hands. I was able to get lots done with him having fun out of my hair. I was free of mommy guilt sending him off to camp because I knew it’s what he wanted to do. Because we live a fair distance away from the camp, we booked in at a local hotel so we didn’t have to fight traffic. This meant mommy time involved a lot of floating in the pool which was A-OK.

If your kid isn’t into Minecraft specifically, there are a ton of other options. And if you’re not on the West Coast, they have lots of other locations. Check out their website for full details and start planning your summer of 8-bit fun.

Disclosure: Our son was hosted to attend this camp, however all opinions and pool noodles are my own.

Alison Tedford is a Canadian freelance writer and mom. She documents her journeys in parenting, mental health and fitness on her blog Sparkly Shoes and Sweat Drops. Follow her on TwitterFacebook and Instagram @alisontedford