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Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?

Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?
​Is your child ready for overnight camp this summer?Overnight camp is a life-changing experience where children make friends, develop healthy independence and self-expression, and learn skills during an adventurous, fun-filled week or longer. But how does a parent know the right time for their child to sign up?Choose a camp with a tradition of exce...
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FREE and Cheap Winter Break Family Fun in Charlotte with FREE Printable

FREE and Cheap Winter Break Family Fun in Charlotte with FREE Printable

​ Winter break and that means two weeks of family fun with no school, no schedules, and no scrambling to find shoes in the mornings! We've been getting private messages asking about winter break ideas, we've been tagged in moms group posts, and we've received texts and phone calls looking for ideas for family fun...that won't break the bank! We've put together a holiday schedule in calendar format to help you find family fun for your kids and for visiting family so you can explore Charlotte over the break and many ideas are free or cheap! From ice skating,  lights at at Daniel Stove Botanical Garden to heading out to the mountain to go snow tubing! Plus, below are quick links so you can find all the fun in one click. Don't forget to scroll down to download and print your calendar for reference over the break! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy your family time!


Winter Break Family Fun Quick Links!

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FIVE RARE THINGS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS CAN LEARN TO DO AT CAMP

FIVE RARE THINGS MIDDLE SCHOOLERS CAN LEARN TO DO AT CAMP
​Need help finding the perfect gift for your child? Overnight summer camp provides unique opportunities for kids that will make their summer break one to remember. We've consulted with one of our favorite camp leaders, Lindsey Buffaloe, the Associate Executive Director at Camp Harrison, to help us come up with the list of amazing activities your ch...
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15 Experience Gifts Ideas That Keep On Giving

15 Experience Gifts Ideas That Keep On Giving
​My boys' holiday list is full of toys ideas!  I know yours is not any difference than mine. For me is hard to buy the brand new trending toys or tell my closes family members when they asked me for my ideas on what to get the boys. I am not saying they will not get toys but a balance between toys and experie...
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A Unique Holiday Tradition: Clara’s Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story

A Unique Holiday Tradition: Clara’s Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story
For the past few years, at least as long as I have known it was out there, my girls and I have attended the performance of Clara's Trip, a production put on by Caroline Calouche & Co. We so enjoy their unique interpretation and quirky, entertaining style of the classic Nutcracker story. The show includes circus skills such as: aerial silks, aer...
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Charlotte's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!

Charlotte's Comprehensive Guide to Holiday Events for Families!
We're excited that the holidays are here! From watching holiday movies with the 25 days of Christmas, making sweet goodies with our children, gathering for family fun and football on Thanksgiving, an annual caroling event we always try to attend, and even making new traditions or daring a trip with two kids to find snow, we cherish this time with o...
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3 Reasons Fall is the Perfect Time for Swim Lessons

3 Reasons Fall is the Perfect Time for Swim Lessons
When you think about fall activities for your kids, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and spooky stories might make the list, but have you thought about swim lessons?Parents all across the Charlotte area have discovered a new trend: cold-weather-months are actually the perfect time to sign their kids up for indoor swim lessons at their local YMCA....
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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List

Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List
​Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! It's a great time to go outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather and colors with your kids. Fun 4 Charlotte Kids has created a CHARLOTTE FALL BUCKET LIST for you to use to plan fun fall things to do with your family around Charlotte and surrounding areas this season. No need to search online for ...
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Trying to Keep Your Child Healthy and Active Out of School? The Y Has You Covered!

Trying to Keep Your Child Healthy and Active Out of School? The Y Has You Covered!
​In the United States, approximately one in five children, under the age of 19, are obese according to research from the CDC. The time that your child spends after school, during weekends and in the summer has an enormous impact on their health.September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is committ...
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Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide

Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide
It's time for back to school and that means pumpkin spice lattes, fall festivals, corn mazes, and Halloween fun are right around the corner! Oh, and we love the cooler weather, too! Halloween is our FAVORITE time of year and we've got all the scoop on fall family fun in the Queen City! Scroll down for all the events around town and check ...
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Complete Your Back to School To-Do List at the Y

Complete Your Back to School To-Do List at the Y
Fall is fast approaching, and the kiddos are ready to head back to class. From making sure they have the right school supplies to finding enriching ways for your child to spend their time after the bell rings, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has you covered. Sign Up for AfterschoolEducation and growth don't end when school does! Under the guidance of...
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Make the Last Days of Summer Count Without Breaking the Bank

Make the Last Days of Summer Count Without Breaking the Bank
Summer vacation is almost over for many kids here in the Charlotte area. As parents we should make everyday left of summer count for them, and this way they won't feel bad about going back to school again. Lets take full advantage of the joy our kids radiate while they soak up the summer fun. Today we will be featuring fun activities you can do wi...
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FREE First Day of School Printables

FREE First Day of School Printables
The first day of school is right around the corner and since we know how busy moms are these days. We didn't want you to worry about the little things and we've created some First Day of School Printable. In case you're like me and don't have time to order or create a first day of school sign...we've templates for all elementary grades! F...
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Summer Boredom Kicking In? YMCA Day Camp Lets Kids Try Something New!

Summer Boredom Kicking In? YMCA Day Camp Lets Kids Try Something New!
We're about halfway through the summer break. For kids, most days this time of year can start to feel the same. Summer isn't meant to feel monotonous or boring — it should be packed with fun!Day Camps at the Y give you the chance to mix things up and add some excitement before your child starts another year of school! Last-minute spots still remain...
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Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte, N.C., on July 4th Week

Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte, N.C., on July 4th Week
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Summer 2019 Checklist!

Summer 2019 Checklist!
I use this check list every summer and we always have a blast! This was the checklist that I sent with my student at the end of the year for them to have fun and now it helps me with the boys!  I have attached a printable copy! I added some links to the list with locations for water parks, sprinkler parks, places ...
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3 Ways YMCA Day Camp Gets Kids Ready for Preschool

3 Ways YMCA Day Camp Gets Kids Ready for Preschool
​For young children, play is powerful. That's why Day Camp for toddlers at the Y uses a play-based model, which is a natural way of learning, to create teachable moments that give kids everything they need to be ready for preschool.1.Camp Helps Kids Develop PhysicallyPreschool can be a very active place! Camp can help get your child ready for physi...
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Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019!

Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019!
We are excited to announce our Annual 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019! Each week of summer join Fun4CharlotteKids.com as we visit 9 different play spaces in town, one for each week of the 9 weeks of summer, and play at a special discounted rate when you mention Fun4CharlotteKids.com! IMPORTANT: IF A DEAL HAS AN  (*) THESE DEALS WILL ...
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FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable

FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable
School will soon be out for summer! That means you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the fun and sun! But with kids out of school you might be tempted to spend more money on daily entertainment, eating out, and summer camps, to keep the kids busy, which can add up each week. Don't worry! We've researched ways to save money this summer, while ...
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8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks

8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks
8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks If you're from Charlotte, you are on a perpetual hunt to find ways to stay cool in your own back yard. From running through sprinklers to playing with the hose to playing in baby pools, being in the water is a great way to stay cool in the summer! We've searched pinterest far and wide for some creative id...
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