As summer approaches, parents seek ways to keep their children motivated, entertained, and educated during their school break. We look for ways to fully enjoy the summer season including getting our children involved in summer camps, while still spending quality time as a family. From selecting summer camps that are overnight, to-day camps, academic, sports, religion, or just a general outdoor camp. These choices when choosing the right summer camp for your child is one that is both challenging and exciting all at the same time!
Finding a great summer camp for your child takes a little bit of patience, research, and time to focus on what your child really needs to excel after school is out for the summer season. The best way to find the right summer camp is to include your child in the decision-making process. Together you can explore the camp options and examine what the camps provide.
In addition many camps have the opportunity for you to visit them on site, websites that include virtual maps, and photo tours of the camp facility, sample daily schedules and menus, and informative facts about the directors and staff. You can attend a camp expo, ask your family, friends, and neighbors, and really do a thorough online search of camps in your child’s age range with a plethora of interests in each camp.
7 Best Ways to Choose the Best Summer Camp
Building character, Academics, Increasing interest in Sports, Focus on language skills such as Spanish life and broadening your child’s horizons.
How long do you want your child at camp?
One week, two weeks, three weeks, four weeks or more?
Size and Gender
Smaller camps may make up for closer relationship; larger camps often offer more group participation, Some kids maybe more comfortable in same-gender camps.
Small, medium large, all boys, all girls, co-ed
What cost of the camp will fit your price range? Do you budget for summer camp during the school year?
Far from home, same region, same state, within 100 miles
Country, city, Lakeside, Mountains, Oceanside, school,
Hiking, swimming, culinary arts, STEM, Reading/Storytelling, Arts & Crafts, Engineering, Games, Sports, Field Trips
How do you choose a summer camp for your child?