Summer camp is often the highlight of the summer season for children But, with so many options and companies to pick from how can parents determine what is best for their child? From camps focus on sports to specialty programs and educational camps the possibilities are endless.
That’s why we’ve taken the stress out of the research process and outlined below all the different types of summer camps your children will want to go to.
1. Sport Camps
Sport camps offer a unique twist on the stereotypical ‘summer camp’ experience. A sport camp is a great idea for any child that is interested in sports or would like to specialize in a particular area. For example, you are able to pick a camp that specializes in a specific sporting activity such as soccer, swimming, volleyball or golf. Sport camps can vary in the range of activities that they offer, so it is best to judge your child’s interest and send them to a camp that is tailored to it. Keep in mind that all sport camps are not specifically tailed to a single sport. You are able to find some multi-sport camps which provide children with a number of sporting activities that they’re guaranteed to love.
2. Specialist Camps
Specialized camps tend to focus on a child’s specific needs that other, more generalized camps may overlook. These camps are a great way for children to meet others who are in similar situations that they are. There are a number of specialized camps that run throughout the summer months such as camps for the blind, autistic camps, ESL camps or weight loss camps. This can be a great way for your child to have fun and meet new friends that are able to connect with them.
3. Under Privileged Camps
Many parents tend to think that sending their child to a summer camp is out of their financial reach. However, there are certain camps that offer children in low-income brackets an opportunity to experience a summer camp. These camps typically set out criteria (for example only families making less than $50,000 a year) and will have the parents fill out information to confirm it true. Although these camps are geared towards under privileged families, the activities are not cut back on.
4. Overnight Camps
An overnight camp is a great experience for any child to have. Overnight camps allow the child to sleep in a cabin with their fellow camp goers. This is a great bonding experience for children to have and can leave them with some lifelong friends.
5. Day Camps
Day camps are a great alternative for younger children, or parents who do not feel comfortable having their child sleep away from the home. A day camp is typically run for 8 hours a day and has a range of activities to keep the children busy. This can be everything from outdoor hikes, arts and crafts and sports. All day camps are different so you will want to have a look at their weekly activity guide prior to signing your child up.
6. Education Camps
Education camps are a great way for parents to ensure their child is keeping up to date with their studies. These camps can range from computer and tech camps, math camps or even robotic camps. They are a great alternative for any children that is interested in technical subjects as they will be getting first-hand knowledge of it in a fun environment.