Choosing the Best Kids Summer Camps

In addition to the sports that our kids participate in all through the year, summertime offers great opportunities for children to attend summer camps and develop new skills or meet new people. With all the options available, it can be difficult to choose the best children's summer camps. This article will focus on providing some suggestions regarding the many factors you should take into consideration when selecting the right camp for your child.

Whose decision is it?

If you want your child to attend the worst summer camp, send him or her to a camp without involving them in the decision. Otherwise, make sure to sit down together and talk about what really interests him, what does he love about a particular activity and what does he want to gain from the camp experience.

Regardless of the age of your child remember to include him in the decision. Looking through brochures and sharing some favorite summer camp stories from websites like with your child is a great way to build his excitement.

What program?

Once you have determined your child's interests decide if it's best that he attends a traditional or a specialized camp. Traditional Summer Camps are more appropriate for children who love to do many different types of activities such as outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, individual and team activities, and more. Specialized Summer Camps focus on one activity and are more appropriate for children that are motivated towards one specific activity.

What type of camp

After taking into consideration your work schedule, child's age, and the experience you and your child are expecting to gain from the summer camp, consider the type of camp that makes the most sense for your child. Depending on the type of camp, you can choose between overnight camps, day camps, all boys or all girls' camps, or brother and sister camps. Also, take into consideration the age groups represented and the percentage.