There are many benefits of attending summer camp. Your child will learn new things, build friendships, gain self confidence, and experience positive growth in a nurturing environment. Camp is a safe place for outdoor exploration, active play and embarking on great adventures. Give your child this life changing experience!
TYPES OF CAMP
Overnight Camps operate for weekends, weeks, or entire summers. Participants stay at the camp in provided accommodations and experience activities for the full duration of the program. The activities offered, accommodations, and the camp’s philosophy vary with each camp.
Day Camps operate for 1-8 weeks, providing opportunities for children to enjoy high quality camp experiences while spending the night at home. Day camps are a good introduction to camp and to experience a wide range of activities close to home.
Religiously Affiliated camps may operate as either overnight or day camps. Programs may include religious studies or simply represent the philosophy of camp.
Specialty camps may operate as either overnight or day camps. These programs are designed to serve and provide specialized care to specific populations. Examples include cancer patients and their families or children with learning disabilities.
Go through these questions to help you decide what kind of camp would be the best for your camp. Think about what you and your camper want in your camp experience at camp.
- What are the activities and interests your child would like to explore?
- What do you want your child to gain from camp? (e.g. try new things, develop a specific skill, learn independence, etc.)
- Do you have any special physical, emotional, or mental needs?
- There are overnight camps, day camps, religious camps, specialized camps, etc. Have you considered what type of camp would be best for your camper?
- What location works best for your camper and family?
- What camp will work best with your family’s schedule?
- What is the total cost for the camp?