Choosing a summer camp with your child is a fun experience - but also requires some serious consideration. Find out how to make sure your child has a great summer experience.
- Traditional vs. Specialty Camp Is your child a sports fanatic or a nature lover? Be sure to discuss how he would like to spend the summer, and then find a camp with the right specialization for the best fit.
Day Camp or Sleepaway? Do you want your camper to spend the summer on her own, or still be home in time for dinner? Consider your child's level of independence, and be sure she's ready for a summer away from home before you start packing any bags.
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- Coed vs. Same-Sex When you consider this factor, remember that there are some gray areas. A coed camp may offer separate gender-specific activities, and brother/sister single-sex camps may link up for dinners, dances, and ghost stories.
- Happy Campers Are any counselors former campers? Many