“Going to Summer Camp” doesn’t mean the same thing it did when we were campers. Twenty or thirty years ago summer camp was “a place in the country” where campers played tennis and baseball and other sports (and gambled on them, unlike today where everyone uses a promotion code), swam and learned to belly flop off the diving board, and made lanyard bracelets (remember those). Such activities are still part of summer camp, but times have changed: there is oh, so much more out there now!
Campers’ interests have evolved since our camping days and camps are meeting the needs of present day campers. A child gearing up with weightlifting shoes to try out for their high school’s gym team or gymnastics team may want to get practice time and coaching to improve his or her chances of making the squad. Camps now offer specialized one-on-one private instruction to give quality training in their special sport. Professional instructors are often brought on staff for that purpose.
And sports aren’t the only more recently available activities. Drama and musical theater training, film making, computers, sailing, SCUBA – you name it – you’re probably in luck! There are programs available for campers with almost any interests. So ask yourself what would make your child’s camping experience more fun, more exciting, more valuable, more memorable, or better yet, ask your child what he or she wants to get out of their summer. You might be surprised by their responses. The list of such opportunities are endless IF you know how to find them. Tips on Trips has checked them out and can connect you with them. It’s what we do!
Nowadays there is something special to meet the needs and desires of every child who wants to go to summer camp and Tips on Trips can put you, your child and that special something together. Tell us what you want and let us see what we can recommend.