Selecting a Camp
You will play a very important role in the success of your child's camping experience from the moment you think about camp, to making the camp selection, preparing for camp, the experience itself, and the post-camp incorporation of the experience into your family's home and social life.
In selecting a camp there are four main factors to be considered. These are (1) knowledge of the camp selected, (2) the expectations you and your child have for camp, (3) the camper, and (4) an awareness that the people who direct the camp are far more important than the equipment, buildings, and facilities advertised.
Camp Activities Most camps offer a combination of the following activities but not necessarily all of them. Consult the individual camp for specific program information.
Archery, Arts & Crafts, Beachcombing, Bible study, Board Sailing, Boating, Campfires, Camp-crafts, Canoeing, Challenge Course, Discussions, Drama, Fire building, Fishing, Games, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Music, Nature appreciation, Orienteering, Out-trips, Outdoor cooking, Overnights, Picnics, River Rafting, Rock, Climbing Sailing, Singsongs, Shelter building, Skits, Special events, Sports, Stargazing, Storytelling Survival skills, Swimming, Water skiing, White Water Canoeing
What Camps Do
All camps provide opportunities for individuals or groups (children, adults, families) to experience community living in an outdoor setting. This entails getting along with others, accepting responsibility, developing friendships and developing character.
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