I often get calls this time of year from clients wondering if it’s too late to get into a camp or a summer overnight program. The answer is: No, it’s not too late!
There are always camps that fill up fast, but sometimes there’s flexibility within specific cabins and sessions. You need to be ready to move quickly, though! Additionally, if you’re from a state that does not have a strong presence, many directors will try to find room for your child. Having geographic diversity is important to them.
For teen programs, sometimes waiting to the last minute (May or June) will save you money. During this time of year, programs may be willing to give a financial incentive — reduce tuition if need be to fill a spot. Another advantage of a late enrollment would be that you’d be able to find out more specifics about the trip you’re interested in: male/female ratio, who the leaders are, the ages of the students enrolled and where the participants are from.
The bottom line is: it’s not too late to find a summer program. Spring Break is fast approaching! If you haven’t started looking yet, it’s definitely time to do so!
Give us a call to help you decide on the type of summer you’re looking for: Is it a camp? A community service program? An outdoor adventure program? Teen travel? Or does your child have a specialty they want to focus on?
As advisors with Tips on Trips and Camps, we are waiting to hear from you to help you plan the best summer ever!