I just love Anna’s summer camp program. She goes to the same Y location as during the year and mostly interacts with the same staff, so she gets stability that she likes. At the same time, they do a lot of fun and new things during the summer – swimming, inside and outside games, weekly field trips, art and special surprises on Fridays. This week it was a traveling petting zoo. It arrived rather late in the day, and I came to pick Anna up just as the kids came outside to interact with the animals. Anna and her Y friends had a blast touching and petting – these poor guys must be pretty sturdy to withstand so much love. I feel very happy that we can rely on this program to get Anna a little bit out of her books and into a real world. I also like it that she gets to interact with kids of different ages and with several special needs kids who come to the program during the breaks. She is learning a lot from older kids and Y counselors, and I am hoping that we can use this program for another few years before looking for other options for summer break.