A Typical Day at Mommy and Daddy Camp
During Covid-19 Quarantine Time
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7:15 AM - Rise and Shine
The younger ones tend to wake up a bit earlier and are ready to go. So help them with some wake up
exercises for all.
7:45 AM - Get Up Sleepy Heads
If you have teens, 7:45 AM will be a welcomed wake up time to start the day and still get something
accomplished. Time to get dressed for the day, wash faces, brush teeth and head out to the dining hall
8:00 AM - Breakfast Time
How about everyone participates in creating different types of breakfast options? From waffles with berries
to cereal mixes, eggs and toast, or whatever you choose, breakfast time can be for the whole family. It is also
a great time to review the schedule for the day.
8:45 AM - Cabin/Bedroom Clean Up
Great time to put the music on for the whole family, get everyone revved up for making beds, putting
away laundry, helping to clean the dishes from breakfast, and general chores around the house.
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Morning Periods for Outdoor Play
There are so many ways to get exercise in the morning. It can be through scheduled lessons ie tennis or golf,
making arrangements with other protected families to share the responsibility with backyard play or swimming
time, or going out with your kids each morning to explore some new athletic adventure.
12:30 PM - Let's Do Lunch
After all this morning work, it is definitely time for lunch. Again, a wonderful group activity and you can
click on this link for some great family lunch ideas.
1:30 PM - Everyone Needs Some Quiet/Personal Time
Everyone needs some time to just do what they want on their own. Each person chooses: video games,
Tic Toc, reading a book, or just listening to music. Everyone gets to rest their way.
2:00 - 5:00 PM - Afternoon Periods for Learning and Fun
VIRTUAL ENRICHMENT - let's look at non-academic opportunities such as cooking, painting and drawing,
STEM experiments, google exploring, playing games. Fill out the contact form to get some ideas for your
specific needs, age of children, budget, etc.
5:00 PM - Get The Body Moving One More Time Today
If you have a private pool, a great activity for sure. As the weather continues to get warmer, it is time to really
enjoy the outdoors. Stay safe in social distancing, but get the kids outside. If the weather is not
great, it's a perfect time to play some group games in the house such as building a pillow fort, jigsaw
puzzles, card games, ongoing Monopoly game. Let's get creative. Have ideas? Share.
5:30 PM - Bath and Shower Time for Little Ones
Great time to unwind, shower, put clothes in the laundry and just mellow out. And if all done, let the kids
help with dinner prep.
6:15 PM - Let's Do Dinner
Involve the kids or not, but make sure that dinner is healthy and wholesome. At times of stress, it can be
very easy to fall into the overeating trap to feed your uneasiness. You may even make it an activity with
the kids to create a week's worth of healthy menus so everyone participates in the planning. Make sure
to include lots of conversation during dinner. Some great prompts for conversation can be found here.
7:00 PM - Clean Up Time
Everyone helps. Clear the table, do the dishes, put away/wrap up the leftovers, wash the table. You may
want to make a chores wheel so everyone gets a chance to do the chores they like and don't like.
7:30 PM - Evening Activities
Based on the age of your child, and now that you have spent a full day together, you and your children can
do anything from an evening activity to watching television or playing on the computer. Face timing with
family and friends can bring the outside in. Writing a journal so there is a record of what everyone is feeling
about this time will also be so helpful.
8:30 PM - Story Time and Bed
Again, depending on the age of your child, it is time for a little sweetness in their day, toothbrush time, story
time and off to bed.
And for you, maybe a little "wine" down time??
The more routine you establish in your home, the more equipped you will be to minimize your children's stress
level (as well as your own). Your control of their day, and hence, control of your day, will hopefully allow you and
your family to enjoy your time together.
If you have ideas, please share them with me at Karen@CampExperts.com and I'll be sure to publish them.
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