When A.P. was all of two, I got a Bright Beginnings Newsletter that mentioned Great Beginnings Camp. It was a few dollars, maybe $5. It was the best $5 I spent all summer.
Great Beginnings Camp is at Grandville’s Central Elementary, which is a little bit of a haul for us. The next year, it was free. It is free again this year, too. Even with gas prices rising, it is still worth the drive for us. It is a Bright Beginnings playgroup on steroids. There are all kinds of crafts – good ones – the kind you would pay for if you had to. Messy, yes, but great materials the kids love and the best part of course is that it’s not at your house. There are activities and games, and then also a snack and circle time. This will be our third year attending.
You need to sign up with Grandville Community Education, but you do not need to be a resident of Grandville. Here is a link to a PDF of the Summer Programs guide. The Great Beginnings camp is on page 8. There are two sessions to choose from. Look at page 2 for registration information. The registration form is on page 12. Call the Grandville Community Education (616) 254-6553 if you have questions.
I love this program, and when I called last it wasn’t full yet. Go! Sign up! I’ll see you there 🙂