Summer camps? I suppose so, and there are a wide range of options, NAIT, the University of Alberta, and YMCA, all have some interesting day camps. Practically speaking, 2 kids x 8 weeks x $250 to $300 per camp = carry the four... cha-ching... O_O ... Not a viable solution.
Maybe we could let life imitate art, and the kids could re-enact their favourite Phineas and Ferb episodes? We could use a roller coaster in our yard or some sort of -inator. However, in the real world, the laws of physics and potential liability concerns prevent this solution from proceeding further.
The 9 year old would be content to play Minecraft all summer, and while she does fashion some rather amazing structures out of her virtual blocks, I'd be worried that she'd end up pixelated too.
Our 13 year old would coast through the summer posting and commenting on social media, but I'd rather see him climb a tree than ROFL.
Summer is short, so let's get out there and have some fun! My wife's work schedule isn't as flexible as mine, so she'll be chained to her desk (just figuratively - I think), while I'll be cannon-balling into the Stony Plain pool, and having ice cream with the children. What? Like you wouldn't if you could.
That said, summer's not just about the kids. There will also be ample time for more adult oriented recreation. Here's my recipe for summer fun:
1. Take two parts sunny patio
2. Add the shade of one large umbrella
3. Order a beer, or a rum drink if you'd prefer that tropical feel
4. Cheers with friends
5. Add hot wings or nachos if desired
6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 as seems reasonable
May your days be sunny, drinks be plentiful and icy,
and may you have the opportunity to share them with the people you love.