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7 Fun Summer Camps for Kids

Sports Camp

Sports Camp

School-sponsored team camps are great, but your child can gain even more skill and confidence in his sport if he attend a sports camp on his own. You can find basketball, football, volleyball, and many more kinds of camps that are usually hosted by local universities or organizations.

Check out: Local universities, your child’s school, Nike sports camps.

Nature Camp

Nature Camp

This style of camping focuses on teaching children the importance and beauty of the environment. Campers participate in all kinds of hands-on, outdoor activities, like gardening, bird watching, and more. Some nature-based camps have a heavier educational aspect, which includes your child learning about conservation practices both in a classroom and in the great outdoors.

Check out: Nature Camp-Virginia, FONZ Nature Camp, Irvine Nature Center Camp-Maryland

Traditional Camp

Traditional Camp

You really can’t beat a classic sleepaway camp full of horseback riding, swimming, and learning how to create delicious campfire meals. Attending one of these camps is practically a rite of passage for kids, and chances are that you had a blast at one of these kinds of camps yourself when you were younger.

Check out: Any Boy or Girl Scout camp in your area, Camp Wicosuta in New Hampshire, or Four Winds Westward Ho Camp in Washington state.

Music Camp

Music Camp

If your child has musical talent, such as singing or playing an instrument, consider helping him hone his technique by sending him to band, choir, or another instrumental camp. Your child will have the unique opportunity to work with professionals in the business, and he’ll also meet many other kids who share the same interests.

Check out: Local universities, N.Y.C. Rock Camp, BAM Youth Summer Camps

Church Camp

Church Camp

If you want your children to grow in their relationship with God and in their friendships with other children who attend the same church then church camp is a great, classic camping option. Your child will have the opportunity to bond with other campers through kayaking, swimming, outdoor games, worship services, and simple chores.

Check out: Local churches, Christian Camp and Conference Association

Math and Science Camp

Math and Science Camp

Educational camps can be just as fun as any other kind of camp, plus your child will gain an advantage in future math and science classes. These camps are perfect for young students who show an aptitude for math or science because they will be learning and applying advanced mathematical and scientific topics with the help of renowned professors.

Check Out: National Youth Science Camp, USA Mathcamp, AwesomeMath Summer Program

Creative Arts Camp

Creative Arts Camp

Painting, acting, filmmaking, you name it! The variety of summer camps available for your children is growing every year, so even if hiking and staying in a cabin isn’t exactly your child’s cup of tea, she can still attend a camp she will enjoy. Not to mention, attending one of these camps could potentially open up some doors for her in her field if she attends a nationally competitive one.

Check Out: New York Film Academy Camps, Summer Art Camp by the Memphis College of Art