When should I begin my search for sleep away
Many families begin their research one and a half years before their
child will attend summer sleep away camp. Although it is not necessary to begin so far ahead,
we do recommend this for families who plan to visit sleep away summer camps while they
are in session. Most camps will provide tours for prospective families,
by appointment, throughout the summer. These tours fill up quickly,
so it is important for families to make appointments as soon as possible.
There are many advantages to seeing a sleep away camp while it is in session. Touring
summer camps while they are "in action" allows children and parents
to get a "feel" for the camp, its sense of spirit and camaraderie,
as well as the level of adult involvement and supervision.
There are also advantages to securing your child’s enrollment
a year in advance. Some summer camps do fill their allotted spaces early in
the season, and many offer tuition incentives to those who enroll early.
Rest assured that no matter when you begin your search, our expert guidance
will assist you in finding the right summer camp for your child. Back
there different types of sleep away camps?
TRADITIONAL SLEEP AWAY CAMPS offer a tremendous variety of activities including
land sports, water sports, arts and crafts, adventure, drama and more.
These summer camps can be "coed camps", "boys camps", "girls camps", or "brother-sister camps",
where boys and girls have separate campuses and facilities.
SPECIALTY SUMMER CAMPS offer focused activities in a particular area. These
include sports camps, fine arts camps, performing arts summer programs, academic and travel programs.
SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS meet the needs of a wide range of children. These camps provide an outdoor summer camp experience
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What factors should I consider when selecting
PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY - Summer camps recognize that children thrive in different
environments, which is why programming options will vary from camp to
camp. These options can range from FULL CHOICE to STRUCTURED. Full choice
summer programs will allow campers to select all of their activities.
A structured summer camp will allow some elective activities, however campers
generally follow a pre-determined schedule.
LENGTH OF STAY - Today, there are many summer camp options. Camps offer
anywhere from 1 to 7 week sessions.
DISTANCE FROM HOME - Different geographic regions provide different
summer camp environments. Consider the environment you want for your child
along with your level of comfort. Keep in mind that distance from home
is not directly related to homesickness!
PRICE – Traditional sleep away summer camps range in price from $450 to over $1000 per week. Be certain
to inquire about ‘extras’ such as laundry, canteen, trips
or transportation, which may or may not be included in camp tuition. Specialty summer
camps are priced from $300 and up.Back To Top
How do I choose the right summer camp for my child?
THE CAMP EXPERTS & TEEN SUMMERS will guide you in identifying the individual needs
of your family. With our extensive knowledge of hundreds of sleep away summer
camps, we will recommend programs that will best meet your needs. We
have done the research and we want to share our knowledge with you –
free of charge. Relying on THE CAMP EXPERTS & TEEN SUMMERS as your personal summer camp
directory will ensure that you will make an educated and informed
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Your child is unique. Let us assist you in finding the right summer
program. Together, we will find a camp that will provide your child
with a lifetime of positive summer camp memories! Contact