Summer 2014 is finally over and the kids are back in school, along with their routines, structure and the opportunities to keep busy. For a lot of parents, knowing that summer time is over gives them a sense of relief just knowing that their children are not without activities to keep them occupied, especially for working parents who don't have time off during the summer.
For those that are interested in summer time fun for their children, it's never too early to start planning. One option during summer vacation is a summer camp. I love this idea and have many fond memories of my time spent at summer camp. My siblings and I were treated to a fun summer experience for several years and were given the opportunity to enjoy fun activities and make new friends from all over the country.
Planned activities are a fantastic way to bring out special interests and talents in children, and possibly awaken unknown interests and talents. The opportunity, combined with the support of trained and enthusiastic camp counselors, can make leaving home for a few weeks easier for those kids that have never spent time away from their parents and their home.
Many summer camps stick with me, even years later. My brother and I attended a few overnight camps in the beautiful mountain areas and love to talk about our summer fun. While reminiscing a few weeks ago, my brother wouldn't stop talking about an overnight camp called Camp Chateaugay. We both met some really great people during that camp and I actually have kept in contact with one of my camp friends.
When choosing a summer camp for your child, be sure to do research. Get information about the owners, the staff requirements, the lodging, the activities and how the camp is maintained and operated. After all, this will be a second home for your precious child and you want to ensure that they are safe, comfortable and happy with the decisions made for their benefit.