Welcome to my Summer Camp Series! I will posting all about Summer Camp for the next TWELVE DAYS! You won’t want to miss this series.
So if you are wondering if you should look at summer camp programs for your children this summer this series will give you a lot of information. My children usually attend at least one summer camp of various kinds in our area, and they have a blast.
I am also giving away a free summer camp packing guide below!
As the summer season arrives, it is time to think about summer camp. While completely optional, summer camp for kids can be very beneficial. While you can choose traditional camp, there are also a variety of other options. Consider one of the different summer camp ideas for lots of fun this season!
Traditional Summer Camps
Your first option is of course a traditional summer camp setting. While the details might vary somewhat, the basics are the same. They usually are sleepaway camps where your child brings their clothing and a pillow, and sleeps on a bunk bed in a cabin with other kids their age. The camp often includes a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, varying based on the location. For example, camps near a lake often have swimming and fishing activities, while others might have hiking, outdoor sports, or more indoor activities like arts and crafts.
Family Summer Camps
If you want your children to enjoy camp, but you don’t want them to go alone, you can choose a family summer camp. These camps are set up where each small family is in their own cabin or bungalow. This allows you to enjoy time together, while also benefiting from the traditional camp atmosphere. You will socialize and participate in activities with other families, but your family will also have a lot of togetherness and bonding.
Themed Summer Camps
For a more interesting experience, you can send your child to a themed summer camp. These camps still offer variety in the activities and experiences, but tend to be about a single type of thing. For example, there are fitness camps if you want your child to be more active, creative camps for learning art, writing, and drama, and science or space camps for children who want to learn while they are at camp with other kids.
Online Summer Camps
You should also consider letting your child attend an online summer camp. This keeps them at home with you where you can supervise them, but they also get to participate in online activities with other kids their age. These are often themed as well, such as with a fun Minecraft-themed online camp or a creative writing camp. You can also use these as summer school, but in a fun way.
At-Home Summer Camps
If you are struggling to pay for summer camp, why not consider one that takes place at home? You can participate in the activities, which can be anything from having a night of camping out in tents in the backyard, to enjoying painting and other crafts. You can schedule different activities throughout the day of your at-home camp, like going outside for sports, heading to a local beach or lake, or going on a family hike.