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Find your inner camper

Explore the different camp types

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.

Camp Options:

click here Day Camps: For children who are either too young or just not ready for overnight camp, day camp provides an introduction to camp’s highlights. Read more

click here Overnight Camps: At overnight camp, children fully live out the summer camp experience—day and night. Read more

click here Special Needs Camps: For children with special needs, camp isn't another place to feel left out or left behind.Read more

click here Single Sex vs. Coed: If boys are from Mars and girls are from Venus, would they fare better separately or together in the world of camps? There are advantages to single-gender camps as well as coed. Read more

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