Finding the Right Summer Camp
As the kids get older, I struggle to figure out what they are going to do each summer. There hasn’t really been a day camp that they have fallen in love with that they want to go back to each year, nor are they fans of overnight camp.
Do you feel the same way? I’ve put together a list of a few things that I think can help when choosing a summer camp:
- Is your child drawn to any particular interest? Would a cooking camp, art camp, sports camp, or chess camp appeal to them?
- Are your childs’ coaches/counsellors trained in the camps specialty? Are they local teens or are they professionals in their field?
- What is the value provided by the camp? Is there time for physical activity? Are water sports/water play included? Are there options for catered lunches, i.e. no lunch making
- Do they offer before care and after care? (Depending on your family’s work situation)
I am pretty sure I’ve found a winner with Sports Camps Canada that offer a multitude of Nike Sports Camps. As a day camp, they have a large age range of campers (from 4-14 years old), something that’s important for my teen. He won’t be the oldest, which for him is a good thing. Sports Camps Canada run camps that are focused on one specific sport such as hockey, soccer, basketball, golf and tennis. In addition, they offer general sports camp with a variety of sports that your children can learn and enjoy with over 32 locations in Ontario.
My son usually does a hockey camp over the summer to keep him in shape for the fall, but this year we decided together that we would try a camp that offers a variety of sports.
This summer, Sports Camps Canada is offering Nike Sports Camps including 8 weeks of Junior Day Camp (9:00am-4:00pm) and Half Day morning (9:00am-12:00pm) and afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm) options for ages 4-14. At their Withrow Park location the half-day and full-day summer camps have a focus on tennis with the inclusion of multi-sport activities depending on the age and needs of the camper. The full-day program will have a great review of skills with advanced teaching to those campers attending.
My son will go for the full day – but wait for it – no lunch making for me! This is music to my ears frankly. By the end of June, I’m so tired of making lunches, planning lunches, asking what each person wants for their lunch, that this is the what clinched it for me 😉 SOLD, lol!
But seriously, not only is my teen not going to be playing Fortnite all day, he will be outside in the fresh air, making new friends, learning new sports, EAT A LUNCH THAT I WON’T HAVE TO MAKE, and come home tired. Frankly, it’s a win/win. I can’t wait for him to attend Sports Camps Canada.
AND! For our readers, they are offering an exclusive $25.00 discount code MOM25 which would apply to registration fees for any Sports Camps Canada/Nike Sports Camps. Camp sessions are available all summer from July to August.
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*Lunch details: Enjoy their optional lunch program provided by local professional catering company ‘Healthy Kids’. For only $40/week, Full Day campers will enjoy a daily hot lunch complete with a juice box and dessert. Just select “YES” to the lunch option at check out and we’ll do the rest. *Select “More Important Camp Details” for sample menu.