G started day camp last week and he seems to be enjoying it. A good friend of mine from high school lives 5 minutes away from me, and he sent his son (who is the same age as G) to the same camp. He goes to a different school so they don't get a chance to see each other as often as they like. They really enjoy playing together and it makes the ride to and from camp that much more fun.
They do all kinds of sports, games and crafts at the camp. We also like the fact that they have swimming twice a day. Once for lessons and once for play. G's always been a little afraid of the water, so we're trying to ease him into feeling more comfortable. He went to the same camp last year, and we thought he would be swimming by the end of the summer, but all he managed to do was dunk his head in the water. Baby steps. But I think this is the year he finally learns to swim!!! C'mon dude! Make Daddy proud!
Not a big fan of throwing a kid in the deep end of the pool to "teach" them how to swim. That's just lazy / borderline irresponsible parenting. It's like if your kid's afraid of spiders, you can lock him up in a room full of spiders til he gets over it. Same thing. But why would you take that 1% chance you could mess him up for life? Altho a few poolside margaritas and an ill-timed "soft belly" comment may cause G to "slip" into the deep end of the pool. I said "may" - calm down Mrs. Fly.