See if there are any 4H camps around you. About an hour's drive from us, there is a 4H camp that also offers camps for non-4H members, including survival camp and other interesting options. The cost is reasonable.
That's a great idea! I will check it out. It would be good for them.
Besides CTY (if he gets in), Sacha will be at surf camp, watersports camp (SUP, kayaking, sailing, etc. on Mission Bay), rock band camp at his music school, flow camp (which is at Belmont Park -- they have laser tag, a rock wall, a flow rider machine, amusement park rides, etc.), sports camp at the JCC (rock climbing, soccer, tennis, and golf), and theatre camp. We take off from Memorial Day to Labor Day, so it's a good 4 months off from school. As you can see, Sacha really likes going to camp.
Ronen will also be at day camp at his preschool. I will be buried in anatomy and physiology at SDSU, if I can get into their summer session, so I need the kids busy!
Also, don't forget to apply for financial aid. We usually qualify, which is how we can afford so much stuff. Well, that and the fact that we spend every last dime on the kids. Talk to me in 30 years about whether that was an intelligent strategy.