When you hear the term “summer camp,” you may be inclined to think of a traditional, overnight camp. The fact is that there are many different types of camps including day and specialty camps, which offer the same benefits of a traditional camp.
A number of people have gone to a day camp, but when asked if they attended camp they automatically respond “no” because the idea of summer camp being a traditional, overnight camp like one featured in the famous movie Meatballs still comes to mind.
There are many great opportunities for growth, learning and development at local day camps in your area. These tend to be more affordable than an overnight summer camp, require less travel and also are great for younger kids who aren’t ready to be away from home for an extended period of time. There are even drop-in day camps, which allow parents to drop their children off a few times a week during the summer, depending on their unique work situation—an ideal solution for parents who do shift work.
The types of day camps that are available are numerous, including:
Choosing the right camp really comes down to knowing your child’s interests and then finding a camp that matches those interests in your area. There are a number of resources you can go to when looking for a day camp:
Whether you choose day camp or an overnight camp, the summer camp experience will get your children off the couch, keep them active and provide them with many learning benefits and social skills.
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