Adrian Blake, Our Kids Go to Camp 2012
When it comes to choosing a summer camp for your child, the options may seem endless. So how do you find the right one?
Maybe your child prefers a day camp as an introduction to an enriching experience without living away from home. Or perhaps your child is a little more independent and would enjoy overnight camp, where he or she can grow, gain new friends and mentors, and learn precious life skills. How about traditional camp, which offers a mix of activities and the classic camp memories parents may remember fondly? For those with budding passions, specific needs or interests, you can have your pick of specialized camps. Choose from sports, health and fitness, adventure, arts, education, family, language, faith-based and special needs camps.
In starting your search, consider a few key questions: What programs and activities is your child interested in? Does your child want to be immersed in a specific activity, or taste the camp highlights?
With our handy guide to the different types of camps, we’ve taken some of the guesswork out of your decision. Take a look and start your child on the path to potentially life-changing experiences.
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