Most children’s favorite time of the year is summer. It’s the time of the year when they aren’t sitting in a school all day. It’s hot, the days are long, and they have tons of free time. Kids can get bored. If you remember your summers, you might remember having tons of fun for the first month, but them nothing to do after that. With the modern inventions of Netflix and video games, summertime boredom can be replaced with binge-watching TV. However, should it?
If only there were a way to let kids feel like a ninja assassin, create a video game, or pretend to be a warrior. That’s where the magic of summer camps comes in. A summer camp is great for balancing the school-free months of the year with activities that enrich both the mind and body. Kids can learn about new things, develop new talents, and uncover great life interests. Where do you start when looking for one?
In the past few decades, we have seen an explosion in the summer camp market. Children have more option than ever before on how to spend a summer. There is a type of camp for every child. However, with so many options, it can be hard to pick the right one. Sometimes even knowing where to start can be a challenge. Today, we’ve created a guide on how to choose the right summer camp for your children.
Discover and Set Expectations
Before you can choose a summer camp, you need to determine what you and your children are looking for. You should sit down with your children and ask questions. Start with what they are looking for in a summer camp.
Next, there are a few things that you will need to talk about as parents. For example, how much is the cost, what is your goal, are there certain perks you cannot do without? Write all of this down so that you can save time later and find the option that best meets your needs.
Narrow Your Focus
Once you’ve set and listed some ideas and expectations, it’s time to look at what types of summer camps you have open to you. As you read through and eliminate these, you will be able to determine what is best for your family.
Research the Remaining Options
Once you’ve worked with your child and family to determine which of the above work for you, it’s time to do research, keep in mind your budget and specific needs while you look at the local and regional camp options for your family. Don’t be afraid to call around and ask questions. See if you can bring your child for a visit, especially if it’s a more extended or night camp.
Eventually, you will have the best option for your family chosen and ready to go. Did you know that Bodies in Motion offers a summer camp? Check out our site or call to learn more about how our day camps can get your child moving and active!