Where is the best place to look to find the ideal program? And finally, what criteria are you looking for in a camp experience? Hopefully we can camp to provide some answers to these questions.
What Criteria Do You Use When Finding a Camp For Your Child?
While there are many ways to choose a camp. But when all is said and done, we always suggest choosing a program with activities your child enjoys the most and to include your son or daughter in the camp decision-making process.
If your daughter's into science or robotics but you choose an acting camp for her instead, then her camp experience might not go as well as planned! Thankfully there's many fun robotics and science summer programs in Los Angeles to choose from instead.
But we're getting a little ahead of ourselves. Let's step back and consider all the various kinds of available opportunities and where you can find camps that "fit" your child's interests to ensure an outstanding camp experience this summer.
What Kind of Camp are You Looking For?
Maybe a more appropriate question is, what do you think of when you think of camp, and what do you expect from the camp experience?
In that case you'll be happy to know pretty much any type of specialty camp you can imagine is available for your child to enjoy this summer from gymnastics camps to music camps to sports camps to beach camps and everything in between.
Bottom line, if you can dream it, you can bet there's a camp that specializes in delivering the very activity or activities your child enjoys the most.
What Makes Summer Camp So Fun?
No matter who you ask, campers of all ages and genders will generally answer the same way when asked what they like most about going camp: "It's FUN!"
After speaking with more than 25 them, two common reasons why their kids loved camp so much consistently came up:
1. The activities were incredibly fun
2. The counselors and friends they made at camp were amazing.
In other words, the activities and the people are the two primary elements that make the camp experience so much fun for everyone.
Camp people are some of the most wonderful people you'll meet. We're talking everyone involved from the campers attending the program to the owners and directors of the program and everyone in between.
In fact, at the upcoming L.A. Camp Fairs at UCLA, Calabasas and Conejo Valley this March and April, there will be at least 50 camp exhibitors at each event.
L.A. Camp Fair will be a fun, informative and festive atmosphere where you can meet representatives from all the programs to help you find the best summer camps in Los Angeles for your child this year.
Get your free tickets to the L.A. Camp Fair here.
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com