What You'll Get
Choose from Six Options
For half-day camp running from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on weekdays:
- $117 for one week of half-day summer camp ($260 value)
- $249 for two weeks of half-day summer camp ($520 value)
- $490 for four weeks of half-day summer camp ($980 value)
For full-day camps running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays:
- $275 for one week of full-day summer camp ($500 value)
- $480 for two weeks of full-day summer camp ($1,000 value)
- $970 for four weeks of full-day summer camp ($1,940 value)
Summer camp for children ages 2–12 includes everything from baseball, soccer, lacrosse, and t-ball to state-approved academic programs and computer activities.
Daycare: Taking Your Child for the First Time
Starting daycare can be a difficult transition for both parent and child. Here are a few ways to help the whole family prepare.
Do a Dress Rehearsal: If possible, visit the daycare center ahead of time with your child, allowing them to explore the space and build up excitement for their new surroundings.
Establish a Routine: A new addition to your morning can mean everything from earlier wake-up times to new traffic patterns. Assume your new schedule in the days leading up to the big day to ensure that you’re not rushed, which can add unnecessary stress.
Describe the Day: Give your child a rundown of the day’s events so they’ll know what to expect—a small but significant gesture that’ll help them feel in control.
Leave Reminders of Home: To comfort your child in your absence, leave them with a familiar object such as a blanket, toy, or tome of the extended family’s history. Newborns will find particular solace in a shirt or blanket that carries their mother’s scent.
Keep Goodbyes Short and Sweet: Be affectionate, of course, but avoid long and involved declarations of love. At the same time, resist the urge to sneak out the back door, which will only damage the trust between you. Simply making it clear that you will be back—and delivering on that promise at the end of the day—is enough to comfort children’s anxiety.
Fake It ‘Til You Make It: As nervous as a child might be for the first day of daycare, parents are often on the edge of tears. That’s okay. Still, hold it together. Don’t underestimate your child’s ability to read your body language and tone of voice. Put on a happy face and maintain a confident attitude and your child will do the same—soon rushing into the playroom to make friends with every Lego guy.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 21, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Valid for kids ages 2-12. Last week to use voucher is 08/17 to 08/21. Half days – 9am – 12pm. Full days – 9am – 4pm. Additional fee for early drop off and late pick up. Lunch is not included. Children do not have to be toilet trained to attend. Valid at both Smithtown and East Meadow locations. Valid only for new campers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.