Finding The Fit
Sleep away camp is another option of summer camp. I believe a child gains more from an overnight summer camp than a day camp. At overnight camp a child is more likely to be pushed out of their comfort zone and try new things rather than being a day camp that is more likely to be viewed as a childcare service. On top of a structured daily schedule similar to day camp schedules, over night camps include, evening activities, cabin bonding time, overnight nature trips, and many more team building activities that children aren’t usually exposed to.
Many summer camps are just during the day. This would be considered a more recreational daycare for many ages. Most day camps are available for ages five-fifteen years old. Many day camps offer a structured daily schedule that circles around daily activities, free time, lunch, a water activity, quiet time, snack, and pick up time. A more specific schedule would be offered at a specialialized summer camp that focused around a theme or activity: Sports, Arts, Music, or a Religious Summer Camp. A day camp would be a better option for a child that doesn’t like being away from home for long or a child that has other commitments that…