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February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 128

Summer camps can come in all shapes and sizes and offer all types of opportunities, but the one thing they all have in common is that there is no shortage of them for anyone. Summer camps are one of the most popular, educational, and enriching ways for out-of-school students to spend their vacation. Depending on the type of group, its location, and who is running it, potential options for you or your child can range from small daytime excursions to months-long overnight stays.

Because of these many options, the one thing that is the most important and can also be the most fun part is choosing the right destination for your child. This involves knowing your son or daughter and what he or she is capable of and will enjoy. It also comes down to what is most practical for you financially and in terms of a commitment of time and transportation.

From there, it simply comes down to looking into the many different types of summer camps and deciding on which one is going to be the best way for your child to enjoy his or her vacation from school. The most common decision you will need to make is between a day option and an overnight one. For many first-timers, who have never slept away from home before, it is often best to slowly ease into the idea of being in a strange new place without one's parents. For those who have been away before, spending nights away from one's own house can be the appropriate next step.

Once you have arrived at a decision, it becomes time to determine what you hope your child will learn or experience while there. This can range greatly from academic pursuits to physical activities and will also go a long way towards determining how much you will ultimately pay. In the end there are countless choices, but many fall into one of three main categories.

One of the most common and popular choices is the adventure group, which allows children to experience thrilling adventures such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, camping, and numerous other possibilities. These are also often the most expensive because of what is involved.

Academic summer camps focus more around studying specific areas or things, and are usually more of an extension of the school classroom that may also include outdoor components or more involved means of study. These also allow students the chance to study things that may not be available in their schools.

Finally, sports summer camps that allow boys or girls to participate in sports of their choice during their stay are also among the most popular. This is often a means to promote physical activity with children, while also allowing them to hone their skills at a specific sport.

Interested in signing up for New Orleans summer camps this year? Discover your options here:

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