Summer is here. The kids are out of school and already parents are cringing every time they hear “I’m bored, or there’s nothing to do.”
How about getting them excited about the outdoors and expose them to some new experiences and friends with a local summer camp?
Now a days there are so many different types of summer camps. There’s everything from Science camps, bible school camps, photography camps, to what more people would consider “traditional outdoor camps”. There are even summer camps for winter sports like snowboarding. Basically, if there is an activity that your kids enjoy or are interested in, there is a camp for them.
Much of the difficulty is in finding what camps are available, so I am including several links to resources or campsites that I feel are helpful in determining activity and price. Just as activities vary tremendously so too can the PRICES! A parent could easily take out a second mortgage just to send their kids to a week or two of some of these camps, but with a little looking and digging, I think any parent should be able to find a camp that their child will enjoy that falls within even the tightest of budgets.
http://www.chooseacamp.com/ This site has a way to search by activity or state
http://www.ymca.net/find-a-y-camp/ The good old YMCA summer camps
http://www.highcascade.com/summer_camps/youth/what_is_youth_camp.html Snowboard camp on the Mt Hood Glacier in OR
http://www.sports-summercamps.com/ Overnight camps and day camps by activity. You need to dig a little to find something specific but a good listing of all around camp activites.
http://www.summercamps.com/ this one is good. It allows you to input your zipcode and a driving mile radius to find one in their database.
Let’s make this a very helpful resource. If you have a link to a summer camp, please feel free to leave it in the comment area below.
Thank you- Kris