There is a summer camp to suit every child in America, from cattle ranching in Texas to a more artistic music and dance program, the choice is endless.
Schools might be out until the fall but there is still plenty of fun to be had.
At the top of the range in terms of both price and adrenalin rush are the adventure camps which can take place all over the globe. If your son or daughter has, a desire to try anything and everything, this could be just what you are looking for.-
Travel to Alaska to hike over glaciers or to the hotter Australian climate armed with only a backpack. Action guaranteed, but this won’t come cheap and especially if the camp is overseas.
Not all children enjoy sports or lots of physical outdoor activity, some veer towards the performing arts, painting or other more sedate interests. There are numerous variations of these types of more artistic themed, camps available, usually in the form of youth type set ups.
If your child is not particularly focused on any one thing then a summer spent in this environment is likely to help them explore any hidden talents that might be hiding away.
Not many of the mainstream larger camps are set up to accommodate special needs children, especially the more physical problems children.
However, there are camps specifically designed to cater for the needs of the disabled child, whether they are deaf, blind, asthmatic or experience any other difficulties which require extra supervision or care.
As a rule most of them employ a nurse or doctor and all the staff are well trained professionals.
Still the most popular and probably the most affordable are the traditional summer camps that have changed very little over the years. Girl and Boy Scout camps and the well known 4-H Camp, can be single sexed set ups or co-education facilities.
There are over a very wide range of camping activities and children are on the go all day and every day. From hiking to swimming and arts and crafts it is a good mix to stimulate both the mind and the body.
It is always best to do plenty of research to find the best camp for your child in your price band, make sure they get involved in the choice too, so you both get your money’s worth out of the experience.
Early booking is usually recommended to avoid disappointment. They could even learn a new language or, decide what their future career might be, after all anything is possible in an American Summer camp.