The first day of summer is a week away, which also means the
kids are on summer break. For many
families, summer is the perfect time to plan a family vacation. The kids are out of school, they don’t have to
worry about homework, and you can finally use a few of those vacation days you
have accumulated from work. Summer is also cheer
camp season, when your cheerleaders spends some time bonding with their team
and learning new cheer routines.
are some tips on how to incorporate family vacation around cheer camp:
What day is it?
Get a calendar and write out all the dates that you need to
remember. Write out when cheer camp
starts and ends, the last day of school, the first day of school, and any other
important dates you may need. Before
booking flights and hotel rooms be sure to know exactly when you have time to
go. You do not want to get stuck with a nonrefundable ticket and have to make a choice between cheer camp and
vacation. Get you the dates and plan
A little tip, especially if
you have a teenager don’t go on vacation they day after they return from cheer
camp. Give them a few days to get some
rest, you don’t need a cranky teenager on a family vacation. You will thank me
Go to them.
Maybe time is not on your side and your child's cheer camp is out of
state. You can plan a vacation in the
same place as cheer camp! Plus, that's one less
plane ticket you have to buy! Do some
research and see what fun things are available in the area. You might be pleasantly surprised and find
some hidden gems in a place you would least expect it. Plus, with that money you saved, can get
yourself a much needed massage. After
all you deserve it, you did coordinate an entire vacation!
Can't find a week or two to fit in a big family vacation? Don't worry, have a staycation! Family
vacations are not about the amount of time you spend together but the quality
of the time you spend together. Spend a
weekend out camping, rent a cabin, or just stay at a hotel downtown. Go someplace you always wanted to go that was always too out of the way. Maybe
a weekend trip to a lake or the river, family vacations do not have to be super
complicated and extravagant. Family
vacations are all about spending time together as a family, you don’t need to go
to Disney World every year to make that happen.
This might be an unpopular opinion, but sometimes your
schedule is just too crazy and you can't find one week that everyone has the same
time off. We don’t want our kids just
sitting at home watching TV all summer, so you might have overbooked their summer
activities. So, your only two options are you
can either not go on vacation at all, or take advantage of the situation and go
without the kids. Hey, the entire summer your kids get to hang out and have fun at
summer camp and you have to go to work every day. Don’t feel too bad about taking a few days off without them.
Summer is about enjoying some fun in the sun with your
family, but working around multiple busy schedules can make coordinating a vacation
difficult. By getting organized and
looking at your option in advance you will not only save money but safe
yourself some stress. Also remember you
don’t have to spend a lot of money to have an amazing family vacation. It really
is all about spending some quality time with your family and getting away from
the business of our lives for a little bit.