What is the ideal age to attend a summer camp?

age to attend a summer camp

One of the most frequent questions parents have when registering their children for summer camp is: What is the ideal age to attend summer camp? As parents, we want our children to enjoy the experience. That is why we are concerned about what is the ideal age to attend summer camp for the first time.

The truth is that the ideal age to attend a summer camp depends on the maturity of the child. Most of the time, their first summer camp coincides with the first time our child sleeps away from home, and this situation can be difficult.

The companies that organize summer camps know very well how to handle this situation. They have fun and educational activities for children to integrate as best as possible into the camp, interact with other children and enjoy the experience to the fullest.

Recommendations to attend a summer camp

Our recommendation in Natuaventura.com, is that those children who are very attached to their parents, attend their first summer camp accompanied by a friend or relative (uncle, brother, cousin).  In this way, children feel more secure and the probability of missing their parents decreases.

The first summer camp is usually between the ages of 5 and 8.  A good tip is to enroll them in urban camps or day camps. The advantage of these camps is that they use the same school schedule that the child is already familiar with, and they stay at home overnight. This makes their first camp experience fun and they can adapt to the dynamics.

However, if we want to enroll our child in a camp with an overnight stay, it is advisable that our child is at least between 8 and 14 years old.  In these camps, the participants have unforgettable experiences. They live with other children 24 hours a day.  This experience is really exciting.

Age to attend a residential summer camp.

The overnight or residential camps are also classified by theme. There the participants will be able to learn languages, learn robotics, focus on learning a specific sport, do water activities, multiadventure activities and much more, which will be an unforgettable experience.

Finally, there are other camps recommended for teenagers and young adults who wish to take language courses abroad. The ideal ages to participate are between 13 and 18 years old. They will learn the language spoken in the selected country.  In these camps, young people can learn to move around and be autonomous, improving their language skills and growing as a person.

The decision about which camp to choose is important to be made together with the child.  In this way, the choice will be based on their age, likes and concerns and the experience will be unforgettable.

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