Exploring Summer Camp Options For Your Child
March 28, 2017 by Camp Pages


Camp Walden

Day Camp:
Perfect for the first time camper who is looking to get his or her feet wet in the camp experience. Some camps accept children as young as 18 months, and as old as 16 years. Many offer weekly and monthly programs. Often, campers are picked up and dropped off by bus and many camps offer before- and after-programs for working parents who require after-hours care. Day camps primarily come in two types: Traditional – wide variety of activities, chance for campers to try new activities; and Specialty – one or two specialized activities, expectation for increased proficiency of skills during camp session, deepens knowledge and skill in particular area of interest or ability.

Residential Camp:
Also known as overnight or sleep-away camp, the youngest campers are usually around seven years old, while the oldest may near 18 years of age. Some camps offer the complete rustic experience with no electricity, while others have all the luxuries of home. Many camps have incredible facilities that allow campers to experience new activities they have never tried before, such as climbing walls, mountain biking, sailing, wake-boarding and horseback riding. Similar to day camps, residential camps also offer traditional and specialty environments.

Family Camp:
A great vacation option and a way to introduce children to residential camps. Most cater to children and parents of all ages. Days are generally a balance between family activities with adult and child-only programming. Usually, private cabins are available for single families or to share with friends.

Tripping Camp:
Often set in a national park, tripping camps focus on being at one with nature by canoeing, eating over a fire [eating by a fire or cooking over a fire] and sleeping in tents. Truly becoming unplugged, without cell phones, computers or televisions, a tripping camp is the definitive lesson in self-reliance. Tripping camps allow children to live as close to nature as possible.



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