1. Think local: sometimes the best places to check are right around the corner. Your community center, parks, and recreation usually have tons of fun for your child.
2. Change your expectations: If you cannot find a day camp that offers extended hours, take a couple of hours of vacation time each day to pick up your child. Also look into family camps if you want to make it a family affair. Almost 25% of U.S. camps offer a family session.
3. Put your child to work: there are several opportunities for your child to be hired as a counselor-in - training. This way they are still involved in some type of engaging activity.
4. Contact your schools: schools are always informed of opportunities within the community. A good starting point is your local PTSA.