Choosing a Summer Camp

Well, it’s that time of year again! What time is that, you ask? Summer time!! Now is the time to start looking at available summer camps. There are several questions you need to ask in order to ensure you choose a great camp for your little ones.

1) What are your expectations of the camp? What would you like your child to gain from the camp experience? What is your child interested in?

2) Narrow down the type of program that will meet your expectations. There are several popular genres that are sure to meet your needs.

a) Traditional summer camps usually provide confidence and character building

activities in an outdoor setting. Think bunks, cabins, archery, and campfires.

b) Academic camps provide students an opportunity to focus on specific

academic areas of study.

c) Art camps provide students an opportunity to focus on drawing, painting, or other visual arts outside of what may be offered in a traditional school setting.

d) Adventure camps provide fun, engaging, high-energy experiences.

e) Athletic camps provide opportunity for children interested in sports to learn new skills.

f) Special needs camps provide a summer camp environment for students with physical, mental, or emotional challenges that may not be accommodated at typical summer camps.

3) Decide whether you prefer day camps or overnight camps. Your child’s age and comfort level will be a deciding factor between day camps and overnight camps. When looking at day camp options be sure to check the camp hours especially if you need an all day camp.

4) Keep in mind the camp setting and experience. Will the camp be at a centralized location? Will students spend time away from the camp location and if so, what will this involve?

5) Look for low student-to-teacher ratios (10 students per teacher is ideal). Be sure to ask if the chosen camp conducts background checks on all instructors.

6) Determine a budget for the summer camp activities. Don’t quickly dismiss a camp solely based on its cost. Look at the benefits your child will receive and what’s included.

7) Conduct your own research. Ask neighbors, co-workers, family and friends for recommendations. You are encouraged to check out reviews of the camp, visit the camp website, visit the actual camp site, and talk with the staff about the camp.

These are only a few suggestions to help you get started in finding a camp option for your child. As you review camp options, keep these things in mind as you narrow your choices and make your selection. Don’t forget to include your child in the process!

Happy summer camping!

1 view


GENESIS strives to stand among the nation’s leading private schools and is driven to foster the full potential of each student, through a rigorous curriculum, engaging teachers and a nurturing learning environment. We will prepare our students to be a strong force in the global community and to be recognized as models of active and ethical citizenship.


Our mission is to be an exemplary learning facility in which we prepare students to excel as high-achieving students and leaders at all academic levels, college, and beyond. By providing students with a strong educational foundation for Lifelong Learning, Superior Academics, and Stellar Character in order to ensure that all scholars demonstrate educational EXCELLENCE daily.

485 N Jeff Davis Drive

Fayetteville, GA 30214


  • Genesis Learning Services

 GENESIS Learning Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. 

© Copyright 2017 Proudly created by GENESIS Consulting Group