When Should I Send My Child to Summer Camp?
Sending your child to Summer Camp, whether it be a day or overnight camp, is no small decision. There are various types and styles of camps found in various locations focused on different standards and values, all with different goals and outcomes for your child in mind. There are specialty overnight options focusing on education, music-focused camps, overnight outdoor and camping-centric camps, religious overnight camps, general and specialized day camps, sports camps, and the list goes on. The wonderful thing about having so many options for summer camp is that there are summer camps for nearly all age groups!
For example, you may want to wait until your child is a bit older, like around the age of 8 or 9, before sending them to an overnight camp. Typically speaking, overnight camps require campers to be a bit more independent in caring for themselves. They’ll need to dress themselves, practice daily hygiene, advocate for their own needs, feel comfortable sleeping away from parents, etc. Day Camps, however, provide a perfect opportunity for campers, starting in some cases as young as 3 years of age, to have a positive, age-appropriate, experience!
Camp Sonshine has a team dedicated to creating age-specific programming for campers as young as four years old! Of course, you, as the parent, are the only one who can decide if your child is ready to attend summer camp. However, with Camp Sonshine’s age-appropriate activities, highly trained staff, opportunity for daily communication, and our general award-winning program, we believe you can trust us to provide a safe and fun summer camp experience for campers as young as four!