Camps used to be all about heading out into the woods and living in a cabin for a month with other kids. There would usually be a couple of college age counselors. You would spend time slapping mosquitoes, learning archery, swimming, and playing games involving water balloons and shaving cream. While these sleep away camps are still out there and a lot of fun, there is a broad range of local day camps to fit every interest and need.
At one time parents concerned about academic skill loss would enroll their child in summer school, while parents who were concerned about social skills would have very little option for direct teaching during the summer months. Below are some fun alternatives to boring summer school or sitting in front of a screen at home.
Bridge Builder Academy Camps
Cutting Edge Pediatric Therapy Camps
Camp Social Heroes
Its a Sensory World
Walkez Talkez Camps
Lisa Brackin works to help families find educational solutions for their children. She works as an Educational Therapist, Consultant, and Diagnostician in the DFW area.