I enrolled difficult child in a summer program at our community rec center. He went there last year and loved it, but he was in a building with younger kids and not with the older kids at the actual rec center. The price couldn't be beat and I thought he would like it this year too. This year though, he never quite got into it. The majority of the time is spent in the gym, playing sports. This is probably 5-6 hours a day worth of sports. difficult child does NOT have the confidence to play with these kids, most of them who are older and nearly ALL of them who are bigger (he is on the small side). So, he wanted to sit out (on the bleachers) instead. And (kind of surprisingly), he has not misbehaved at all! He has been sweet and well behaved there, just playing by himself and minding his own business. I've talked with the guy running it and he is an elementary coach and familiar with kids like difficult child. But today I got a call saying that difficult child would NOT play soccer. I talked to him over the phone and tried to persuade him to give it a chance, but he REALLY didn't want to. It was one of those mom moments where I KNEW he wasn't trying to be difficult, that being forced to play soccer with a bunch of kids when he didn't understand the rules would be a MAJOR source of anxiety for him. So, I told him to try the next game they played and sit this one out. When husband picked him up, they said "We don't think this is the right program for your son". So, basically... we are without summer care for him now. And while that upsets me, it upsets me even more to be told that difficult child doesn't belong, when he wasn't even doing anything wrong except not participating. Ugh, getting chocked up just thinking about it. It's a shame that people can't be more accommodating to those kids with different interests, who don't want to play sports ALL DAY LONG.