Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Fun!

At the last 3rd Tuesday meeting, Tama shared her awesome resources for fun in the summertime! In case you missed it or lost your copy, here it is!

Fuller’s Camp Ground
1622 East Clear Lake Road
Buchanan, MI 49107-9599
(269) 695-3785 - Fax: (269) 695-4066

Daily Gate Fee:
Adults: $3.00
Senior Citizens 65 and over: $2.00
Children 12 years of age and under: $1.75
After 6 pm to dusk: $1.00

Kennedy Water Playground
Kennedy Water playground opens June 9, 2011
Located in Kennedy Park 2700 West more, South Bend
Located at Kennedy Park, Kennedy Water Playground is a low depth interactive water playground. Kennedy also has locker rooms and a concession stand.

Ages 0 – 2: free
        Ages 3 – 10: $4
        Ages 11 & over: $5
Times: 11-5 Mon - Sat, noon-5 on Sundays

St. Joe Library has too many Summer Story times and Lapsits to list. Check the web or just stop by your closest library. For example:
oSummer Storytimes
When: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 10:30 AM
Where: River Park Branch Library at River Park Branch Meeting Room
Stories, music, and movement that build early literacy skills and help
your child develop a love of books. Ages 5-younger; families welcome.
Call 282-4635 for more info.

The Blueberry Ranch- local organic you pick and they don’t weigh the child before and after picking!
Season usually starts right about now. You can get on their face book page or e-mail list to be reminded.

From 80/90 take Exit 83 heading south on Capitol for 2 miles.  Turn east onto Douglas for 2.5 miles to Buckeye. Head south for .75 miles to 54743 Buckeye Rd. You are at the entrance to the Blueberry Ranch where you will experience the best and only U-Pick Organic Blueberry farm in the Midwest!

Tri-Way Drive-In Theater   4400 N. Michigan Road,  Plymouth In. (574) 936-7936
This is a great place to see a movie while nursing! We sit outside our car in lawn chairs while the toddlers run around the swing sets.  $8 per person for 2 movies
$5 children 4-11 for 2 movies
3 & under: Free!
Box office opens at 7:30 Friday and Saturday, and 8:00 Sunday through Thursday, and note the box office closes at 10:00 PM Monday through Thursday.  CASH ONLY!
Tri-Way Theatre is currently open every night.

South Bend Reggae Fest - World Music Festival
Saturday, Aug 10 1:00p – 11:30p
 9th Annual Reggae/World Music Fest featuring local and international live reggae artists/foods/crafts vendors/beer garden/kids activities.
This is the whole family all ages outdoor entertainment. Tickets for sale at Martin’s for $15, kids free

Kids Day in the Park
Thursday, Jun 20 6:00p to 8:00p
St Pat’s Co.Park South Bend,IN
Join WNIT Kids Club at the 2nd Annual WNIT Kids Club Day in the Park. Bring the family out to enjoy kid-friendly games and activities, a story corner, portable disc golf, and a nature station with special guest Evie Kirkwood from Outdoor Elements.  Get your child’s photo with a surprise PBS Kids character! Food and beverages provided by Papa John’s Pizza and Dainty Maid Bake Shop.
WNIT Kids Club members get in free by pre-registering at or calling 574-675-9648.

The best advice I ever received for surviving summer with a toddler was to have your bag packed and in the car waiting for you!  My emergency summer fun bag  had water bottles,  granola bars, swimsuits, a towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, one extra kid outfit, 2 diapers,  a rain poncho (the disposable kind), a sweatshirt , a kid hat and a grownup hat and a secret $20 in cash just in case. If these things were already waiting for me in the car and the toddler personality gods smiled on me then away we went! BUT if I had to gather this stuff first forget it!