The dilemma of most New York families who remain in the city in the summer, what to do with the children out of school. If you missed the cut off for the camp applications, or worse yet, didn't plan to have thousands of dollars available to pay for camp, you are forced to make alternate plans. Enter, the babysitter, nanny, child care person whose job it will be to entertain your children while you toil away at work.
The wonderful thing about New York is that there exists hundreds of activities on any given day that are available to choose from. The game plan should be to decide-indoor, or outdoor activity, then the search for what to do. When in doubt consult the experts, http://nymag.com/urban/guides/family; newyork.timeout.com; myparksandrecreation.com; and http://newyorkfamily.com/newyork/
Approach the Summer activities like a job by outlining the days with activities to participate in. Once the game plan is set, it is a simple matter of communicating it to the care taker. Also, before I forget, the children have to be included in on the planning if you hope for a successful implementation of your plan.
Some of the most amazing days in New York can be had for little to no out lay of capital except for the salary for the caretaker to the children. To think your children need to go to camp in order to enjoy the Summer in the City is no longer the case. If you are fortunate enough to have hired an adventurous spirit in a caretaker, your children will be thanking you as well as begging to stay at home with the babysitter next Summer.
Remember, you can always cap the day off with a visit to the local area ice cream shoppe for a cool ending to a hot day-Tastidlite; Baskin Robbins.