Summer vacation is almost here - Do you know where your teen will be?

Cook Park Neighborhood

© By Jill Sims
June 11, 2009

Summer vacation is almost here - Do you know where your teen will be?
By Jill Sims

Picture this: your teenager sitting on the couch, devouring bags of chips and gallons of soda, eyes glazed from hours of playing videogames, watching TV, and/or catching up on MySpace or Facebook day after day. As yet another school year comes to a close, parents can start planning ahead now to ensure teens fill their summer days with positive and constructive activities.

Don’t just get by this summer counting down the days until September. Wasted time is a wasted opportunity.

Where should you begin? If you can afford it, summer camps where teens learn a new skill, explore an unfamiliar place, and meet new people can make summer vacation an extremely positive growth experience – check out this website -- www.KidsCamps.com for more information on camps.