Question and Answers for Activities and Programs (Sports, Arts...)

What should I look for in a camp?

Family circumstances and the individual interests or needs of your child will affect your choice of summer camp. For one family, day camp at a location on the route from home to work might be important; for another, a strong sports focus might be a high priority for their child; for yet another, a two-week session at a traditional residential camp that fits their budget might be a key consideration. Take the time to define your child's and your family's needs, wants and circumstances. A compatible fit is all-important.

The Our Kids Go To Camp guide has Types of camps and Information sessions and questions to ask sections of their website with more information on the many activities and programs that are available, and a list of things to consider when looking into various camps.

Additional Resources:

  • Stages of choosing a camp
  • Ages and stages
  • 'Our Kids' Preparing for camp ebook

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