Making the Choice: Comparing the Pros and Cons of Finding Summer Camps Online vs. at an In-Person Event
Every year, once the Holidays are over and the New Year begins, families turn their attention to finding a summer camp for their kids. Those who plan ahead will be happy they started their research sooner rather than later, since summer camps in L.A. fill to capacity faster and faster each year.
Attending summer camps is a great way for kids to get outside, learn new skills and socialize with their friends while they're out of school. But, let's face it, there are so many different options available, it's often difficult for parents to make the right choice. Two primary ways parents often begin searching for summer camps is online or at an in-person event like a camp fair. Both camp search strategies have their pros and cons. In this blog post, we'll compare both options to help you see what's best for you.
Searching for Camps Online
Both Strategies Have Pros and Cons
Summing up, searching for summer camps online and attending camp fairs have their unique pros and cons. The internet offers the biggest selection of summer camp websites and options to learn about various programs. Attending a camp fair can provide valuable in-person interactions, cost savings opportunities and a variety of additional benefits. Ultimately, the best option depends on the individual needs and preferences of each family, but to cover all your bases, you may want search for camps both ways.
What if It Rains at Summer Camp?
A New Year is upon us, which causes parents immediately to start thinking about signing up their kids for summer camp. Summer camp is a fun and exciting experience for children, notably because so many of the most exciting camp activities take place outside.
But what happens when it rains? This is a legitimate question, especially these days when it's been raining like cats and dogs here in L.A.
Rain is on everyone's mind, and so is camp!
If it rains during the summertime while kids are at camp, unfortunately outdoor activities may be limited. But there are still plenty of fun activities that camps can do to keep kids entertained and engaged on rainy days at camp.
Indoor Sports and Games
Many camps have indoor facilities, for example, gyms or multipurpose rooms. These facilities can be used for campers to engage in fun activities like arts & crafts, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball, capture the flag, dodgeball, indoor soccer and more.
The popularity of camp activities geared focusing on science and academics such as STEM, STEAM and robotics, is on the rise. These types of programs and activities are perfectly suited for rainy days. Campers can build robots, science experiments, or enjoy history lessons. These activities can help children learn new things and gain a deeper appreciation for the world around them.
Rainy Days Doesn't Meet Less Fun!
Rainy days at camp can be just as fun and engaging as sunny days at camp, as long as there are plenty of indoor activities to keep kids entertained. Whether it's playing games, making arts and crafts, or learning something new, there are many ways that camps can help children make the most of a rainy day!
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com