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Age Appropriate Camps for Kids

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Summer Camps for all age group 2-20

Summer Camps for all age group 2-20
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Summer Camps At Any Age

Summer Camps For All Age Group Between 2 - 20

Summer camps are a valuable experience in the young formative years of a person’s life. Year after year, parents are exploring the direct and indirect advantages of sending their children to camps. Also, the kids seldom say no to a camp that matches with their area of interests. But how do you know which camp is the most suitable to your child’s needs? It depends on both: their personal interests as well as their age.

The suitability of a camp is largely determined by the age group your child comes under. An overtly challenging or a less-than-engaging camp can do more harm than good. So here are some age based criteria that can help you judge the most appropriate camp for your little one:

Ages less than five : If your child is in the age group 2-5 you can still send them for camping. Of course, month-long residential camps will be too much at this age, but a few hours play oriented camps can definitely be considered. You’ll be surprised how a couple of hours at a camp make your child visibly happier. Such camps are especially designed for infants and pre-school children, and ensure that the kids have a great time while at the camp premises. Camp instructors are well-trained and know how to look after infants and toddlers. The camps are activity oriented mostly including sessions of music, storytelling and games, thereby providing an excellent platform for kids to play and learn with other tiny-tots of the same age.

The five to seven group: The range of camp options expands significantly from the first group to this one. Day summer camps still work better than residential ones but kids can now be enrolled for light sports, cultural activities like music and dance, as well as academics. This is the age when kids develop elementary decision making skills and so should be allowed to decide which camp they would like to attend. It is best to let your kid enjoy an array of activities instead of focusing in a particular area. As for specialization, it can be done later when a child grows emotionally and physically stronger.

Eight to 12: This is the age when children start developing individual tastes and might like to take up custom courses at camps. Also, you can judge their aptitude and inclination and send them to suitable camping arenas. Junior school children aged seven to twelve become suitable for residential camps. Try to stay in constant touch with the child on the phone or frequent meetings. This will let her know that she can rely on you in case of any trouble. However, if your child is on the lower side of the age limit and is averse to the idea of being on his own, do not push him into it.

Teenagers: Skills acquired in the teenage lay the foundation of one’s future life and career. At this stage, children are more likely to choose technical courses or those courses requiring a high degree of specialization. Photography, computer programming, arts, and animation are currently the popular choices with teenaged kids. Customized summer camps that let them choose two or more subjects of their interest are also common. In spite of the fact that these children are old enough to take care of themselves, do not take your eyes completely off them. They too need your thoughtful guidance and motivation. So keep in touch with them while they are away to the camp.



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