Summer break can be a difficult time for parents. Adults must work and kids still need looking after, but the normal routine and safety of school isn’t available. Leaving older kids home alone is an option, but is it the best one? The national Safe Kids campaign recommends not leaving children home alone until they’re at least 12, and many kids will need more time before being able to be home alone. If there are younger siblings, the recommendation jumps to 15 years or older, again taking the individual child’s capabilities and maturity in mind. Furthermore, younger children may not feel comfortable left without an adult around.
Sleep-away summer camps can be fun but many are very costly and located out of state, meaning travel time and cost also must be accounted for. And some camps prefer not to take younger children, setting cutoff ages as old as 10 years.
An alternative to both home-alone and sleep-away is day camps! SportsTyme is a day camp right in your Florida backyard. We have five convenient locations all over central Florida (Winter Springs, Oviedo, Heathrow, Wellington, and Jupiter), so it’s easy for parents to drop of kids before heading to work.
Our camps take place on school campuses, meaning that there’s always plenty of space for kids, countless opportunities for fun new activities, all with the safety and security of being on school grounds. We keep a strict coach-to-camper ratio of 15:1, ensuring that kids are properly looked after while also receiving the coaching they need to excel at and enjoy the activities.
SportsTyme coaches all receive a thorough background check before being hired. Our staff are made up of teachers, coaches, and child caregivers who are First Aid and CPR certified. SportsTyme is also fully insured.
We take safety very seriously and to give parents peace of mind that while they’re at work during the summer their kids are well taken care of and having fun!