re: "Have any of you found a summer curriculum that..."
- will work for a multi-aged group of kids
- that doesn't involve a lot of prep work
- and isn't terribly expensive?
- And isn't boring for the kids?
- And also meets your initial post's issue of "not a lot of volunteers."
My first reaction is:
I don't know the details of your church, (or your personally), but I do recognize the impulse to "want-it-all." But I think you stated the BIGGER issue when you wrote: "--we all need a break."
So the question to me iswhy don't you take one? We always talk about the need to model good behavior and spiritual practices to our children. "Sabbath" is one of those practices. It may also be just the thing to bring volunteers back -knowing they aren't going to be sucked into an over-demanding program with unrealistic expectations (for the current situation).
So that's my curriculum for you: An Experiential Study of the Fourth Commandment
(Neil now looks nervously at his own calendar.)