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Finding things for kids to do whe they are on fall, winter and spring breaks is one thing, but finding things for them to do during the long summer break can be challenging for parents. Working parents are often faced with finding a sitter during the summer. Many times the solution is summer camp.


Summer camps give children the ance to try new things, explore, learn, make new friends and collect memories that will last a lifetime. There are camps that offer hiking, swimming, dance, theater, sports, STEM, STEAM, art, animal care and so much more! Choosing a summer camp is often decided by factors like is it a day camp or overnight camp? How close is it to home? How much does it cost and are scholarships available? Does the camp require special clothing, shoes and equipment? What is the ratio of campers-to-camp staff?


Day Camp or Residence Camp? If your child has attended summer day camps in the past, attended sleepovers with friends or even stayed with grandparents for a weekend, they might be ready for a residence (overnight) camp. Residence camps can be as short as a weekend or some might run for a week. With a residence camp the children will learn independence being away from parents and siblings. If a child is too young for a residence camp, day camp is probably the best. They will spend all day with other campers and be home in time for dinner.

Cost and Location: Another factor in choosing a summer camp is the cost and closeness to home. You can find many day camps just miles from your home and many camps offer scholarships, early registration and other discounts. Some camps are located at a higher elevation where temperatures are cooler.

Types of camps: What does your child like to do or what would they like to learn to do? Several camps teach children STEM in creative and fun ways. Most musical and theater classes often have a performance at the end of the camp to present to parents. Many camps have a weekly theme such as space adventures, superheroes, dinosaurs, sea adventures and animals just to name a few.

Do not be afraid to ask! When selecting a camp do not be afraid to ask questions. What is the ratio of campers-to-camp staff? Is the staff well trained, experienced and background-checked? How will you be notified in case of emergency? Does the camp accommodate children with food allergies or disabilities?

Ready, Set, Summer Camps! Once you have decided if your child wants to go to a day or residence camp, it’s time to sit down with them and go over a l the many camps available in your area. To make it easier, and to see the variety of choices, check out Boomer’s Summer Camp Guide 2024.


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