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April 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 192

Every year millions of children and teenagers from around the world descend upon the multiple of children's summer camps at their disposal. These kids camps are perfect for confidence boosting as well as providing a good physical work out for your child. The first thing you need to decide is what type of camp to send them too.

There are two types of camp; Day Camps and Residential Camps. If this will be your child's first time away at a camp then I suggest choosing a day camp to test the waters so to speak. If you are willing to let go for a longer time period then opt for a residential summer camp, these are the type of camps where the real fun can be had.

The next thing to do is decide exactly what you want your children to be doing during their camp experience. Of course involve your child in this decision process as much as possible.

Many people tend to opt for more traditional kids summer camps where the child will take part in a wide variety of activities ranging from hiking to swimming with a hefty dose of confidence building activities such as drama thrown in for good measure. This is the type of camp I suggest if you want the best all round experience.

The next type of kids summer camps which I wish to discuss are Sports Camps. As the name suggest these camps focus on certain types of sport. Your child will be getting an absolutely fantastic work out whilst on these camps. There is a whole range of different sports available from skateboarding to fishing to motocross as well as the usual suspects of football, hockey and basketball.

If your child loves education then I suggest sending them away to an academic camp. Each camp will be geared towards learning about a subject in a fun way. Camps include Marine Sciences and Robotics. Send your child here if you are looking to further their interest in a specific subject.

If your child loves a bit of adventure then send them away to an adventure camp where they will learn things such as fending for themselves in the wild as well as taking part in thrilling activities such as rock climbing and abseiling.

Special Interest camps are similar to academic camps but there is a lot less focus on the education. The diverse ranges of camps here include Aviation, Chess and Weight Loss Camps.

If your child has a religious background then you may consider sending them to a religious camp. Check with your child first whether this is what they want to do as the activities will be a lot more different to other camps.

If your child has a disability then I suggest sending them to a special needs camp. Here they will get the support that they need in an environment properly equipped to deal with them.

There are also many kids summer camps available in overseas locations. I suggest looking into these if you wish to provide your child with an experience that they would never normally get the chance to take part in.

I hope this article has helped you learn more about kids summer camps and the type of adventures that your child will be able to take part in. Trust me, send your child away to summer camp and they will come back a whole new person. It's these experiences that really help shape a child's life.

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