7 Questions To Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp
Summer is the perfect time to explore, relax, and try something new. A summer camp provides a place for children to develop friendships, learn new skills and investigate unexplored areas of interest. Summer camps support a parent’s desire for their child to get up and move. A summer camp routine breaks up the cycle of “sitting around the house.”
Psychologist Peter Scales shared the following with the American Camp Association, “Camp is one of the few institutions where young people can experience and satisfy their need for physical activity, creative expression and true participation in a community environment.”
There are a seemingly endless amount of camp experiences available to campers. Everything from sports to 3D printing. Choosing a camp can be easy if you follow your camper’s needs and interests.
First, consider what type of camp will interest your child: day, sleepaway or a mini-camp. Next, focus on indoors, outdoors or a combination of both. Once you have an idea of what type of camp your camper is interested in, there are seven questions you should ask to evaluate camp options.