Sarah Gish has done it again - her Summer Book 2010, that is. And if you're wondering what the fourth largest city in the USA offers its kids, Sarah's got the best and brightest.
She describes the volume thusly: "THE SUMMER BOOK® is an annual comprehensive guide to Houston day camps and classes for kids 4 years old and up and teens. The guide is published annually in MARCH by Gish Creative and includes information on over 200 organizations offering camps and classes for children in the summertime. The camps are divided by "arts", "educational", "religious", "special needs" and "sports". It also includes information on which camps are free or offer scholarships, which are full day or for teens, as well as a week-by-week chart by date and a chart detailing amenities of each camp. To help parents "map out" each child's summer, there is a camp calendar for organizing weekly schedules. Please note that since every camp experience is unique, we made a decision to not rate the camps and to instead concentrate on information needed by parents."
And having it in hand I can only say, every locale should be so blessed with the organization and practical detail Gish puts into the book. Plus I'm a pushover for the neon colored pages. You can get the spiral-bound volume from Gish Creative for $12.95, a list of retailers is on the webpage.
Sarah is also an artist who sometimes works and imagines in "circles." I think she should identify the "Circles of Houston" iconography and make a book out it; maybe adult, maybe children, leave it up to her.