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How to Select the Right Summer Camp for Your Boy

Monday, March 5, 2018/by Kabeyun/Go Back

How to Select the Right Summer Camp for Your Boy

Summer is just around the corner, and you’re not sure what your son should do during his free time. Many parents consider camp at some point because the experience can be defining for their child. Take a look at how to select a summer camp for boys. The fun is infectious when you match your son to the proper program.

Camping Type and Time Commitment

When deciding on a summer camp, consider your son’s personality and the time he is able to commit to camp. Generally, camps can be divided into three categories: day camps, overnight camps, and resident camps. Day camps are, as you probably gathered, only during the day. At a day camp, your child comes home and sleeps in his own bed every night. Overnight camps are short, usually between two and seven days, and allow boys to meets their age but without having to be away from home for too long. A resident camp is a summer camp for boys with an immersive program. These camps might go on for two, four, or more weeks, allowing boys to form lasting relationships and truly build independence.

Pricing the Experience

Residential camps will always cost more than day camps. The price includes all lodging, activities, supervision, and food. As a parent, you simply pay the tuition without any additional costs after your child gets to camp. This setup prevents any surprise costs during their stay.

If you need help with tuition costs, financial assistance is usually available. Simply be candid about your situation. There's usually a solution if the child is excited about a particular program.

Exploring the Camp's Features

Your first concern as a parent is normally safety as your child heads off on his own. Reputable camps have low counselor-to-camper ratios when the children are young, such as 8 years old. The ratios change as the boys' ages grow older, such as 13 or 14 years old.

Parents should also explore the amenities and activities offered by each camp. Read reviews that are posted online. Being well-informed will narrow down your camp search as summer approaches. Remember to sign up early if a particular program is popular and sells out quickly.

Perform careful research when it comes to camping in the great outdoors. Kabeyun Summer Camp offers programs that round out young boys' lives as they develop into productive adults. Give your child a summer he will never forget. The experience is priceless.