The Difference Between Summer Day Camps, Travel Camps and Residential Camps
Day camps, true to their name, are exclusively done during the day, usually from the morning to late afternoon or evening. Many types of camps use this format, including drama camps, arts and crafts camps, animal care camps; every camp under the sun. Travel camps, on the other hand, are often focused on adventure and introducing the children to new experiences in unfamiliar territory. Residential camps are usually overnight camps in which your child will spend a few days or more completely away from home in a myriad of new experiences.
Coeducational Camps versus Gender-specific Camps
This is a choice that you and your child will have to make together. Coeducational summer camps offer the experience of children learning to work together, regardless of gender, while gender-specific camps often focus on issues related to gender during counseling sessions such as low self-esteem in girls. Your choice depends on what you want your child to glean from his or her summer camp experience.