July 6, 2016
For some of us, summer means a break from work, from the alarm clock, and from your hometown. We like to travel, enjoy relaxing evenings with friends and more daylight. It can also mean entertaining the kids- every day! Prevent the stress of keeping your kids busy during summer before it happens. It’s not too late to start.
Purchase or print a summer calendar and categorize your activities by day. For example, Mondays can be spent outdoors, Tuesdays could be water-related fun whether at home or at a park, Wednesdays can be indoor arts and crafts, Thursdays might be cooking/baking days, and Fridays welcome movies and board games. Click here for a summer survival cheat sheet for moms.
Once you have your activity outline in place, then you can work on tackling the details. For example, if Thursday is cooking day, search for a recipe online that is easy to do with the kids. These are our favorite recipes. Gather your items at a low cost by shopping at the local Dollar Corner. Ave Maria’s Dollar Corner is located conveniently in the Town Center. Fun doesn’t have to be expensive. Fun can be free! Check out these fun things to do for free.
The community of Ave Maria offers multiple free events for kids to get involved during the summer and throughout the year. Every Tuesday the Collier County Sherriff’s office hosts a series of summer safety classes. On Fridays children are invited to reading time at The Bean of Ave Maria, a neighborhood coffee shop. Many local families can be found hula-hooping, sack racing, and enjoying the town center during Family Fun Friday events. Take advantage of the outdoor parks in Ave Maria; tennis and basketball courts, Water Park, and soccer and baseball fields.
There are several camps offered in the community of Ave Maria, including the Martial Arts Fitness Academy Camp, which combines several team sports activities such a kickball, dodge ball, field trips and more. Camp Ave Maria includes activities such as indoor/outdoor games, relay races, water park fun, trivia, science creations and more. Residents can keep their summer schedule flexible by signing up for Friday and Saturday Tennis Summer Training Camp through the Ave Maria Master Association.
Summer in Ave Maria, Florida can be fun and adventurous with days filled both indoors and outdoors while making wonderful memories with your children that will last a lifetime.