The options for summer camps are many and varied. Whether your child wants to get advanced instruction on playing the flute or playing basketball, sailing or skiing, there is one dedicated to that pursuit. From crafts to swimming to preparation for college testing, there is a summer camp program that will fit your child’s needs. This summer camp guide should help you understand a little more about what is available, how much it will cost and how long a summer one typically lasts.
As any summer camp guide will note, there are specialty summer camp programs that can be residential or they are day camps. They are generally focused on only one single activity; such as horse riding, tennis, soccer or swimming. Specialty camps are a great option for kids who enjoy a specific activity and want to sharpen the skills they have for that activity. Day camps are as the name implies; instruction during the day and then the child returns home in the evening.
Residential programs include staying overnight and can last, at a minimum, for five days. Typically, they run two or three weeks, but can go as long as eight or nine weeks.
Before you and your child choose a summer one, ask yourselves a few questions. How much are willing to pay for the summer camp experience? Day camps may cost you as little as $40 per day, whereas residential camps are at least double that amount. The more specialized the summer camp, the more expensive it will be, as the skills the summer staff possess will be at a much higher level than those of a regular teenager working as a counselor.
Next, decide how your child matches up with certain types of summer camps. Will he or she enjoy spending a week meeting new people? Do you want your child to have a lot of independence or do you prefer a schedule with more structure? As well, when choosing a summer one, make sure you confirm their standards for safety.
Summer one can be an exciting and enriching learning experience for your child. It is a good way to meet new friends, try new things, face new challenges, learn new skills and just simply have a great time. Every camp is unique in its own way, so by using this summer camp guide, hopefully you will be able to choose a program that can inspire your child to learn and grow in the activity of his or her interest. Summer one friendships and memories can last a lifetime.