DD's team (from MA) is attending the Colorado Sparkler this summer (June 25 - July 1). This is our first time and we're trying to decide whether to send her alone (they have a player only room), or have 1 parent go with, or go as a family and make it a vacation.
DW is happy seeing a few games all summer, so 7-10 games over a long week is not her idea of vacation. DS is 13 and also does not enjoy spending 5-6 hours at the field, unless he's the one playing. However, I'm sure both of them would enjoy some pool time and could maybe do other things while DD is playing.
For those who've been before, is there enough downtime between games to have family days/time and do things away from the fields? From what I see, Monday is a travel day, T-Th is 4 games with one of those days being off, and then Friday starts double elimination, flying out Sunday.
We have to pay for the room anyway, so I'm torn on whether another $600 for their flights makes sense. The Rockies have been on our list of things to do with the kids, so this could be a good chance to fit that in. DD will just be turning 16 and has never traveled alone. So that also could be a good experience for her, but I'm not sure how she feels about that.