Summer camps are a great way for your teen to spend the summer. It can help them stay out of trouble, keep them in the learning mode, provide them with good fun, and help them be social in a supervised and productive way. In other words, summer camps for teens are a great idea. Here are a few of the types of summer camps you could send your child to.
1. Sports camps: If your teen is involved in any kind of sport, a sports camp is a great idea for the summer. It can help them hone their skills, and can help them meet other kids in the same sport or activity. Usually when a teen goes to a sports camp, they are exposed to some of the best people and coaches in the sports. They are taught techniques and drills that can improve their performance, and they are offered a fun time while doing so. It gives the teen a positive association with the workout, which is great for you, and them.
2. Music camps: Much like a sport camp, instead of focusing on workouts, drills, and the like, the kids focus on honing their music skills. They may learn more complicated music, or learn how to play with others, and listen to other people play. A music camp will help them improve their scales, and their ability to play. It will allow them to socialize while playing, and more.
3. Art camps: An art camp is like many other summer camp in that it takes art and makes it the focus of a week long program where kids attend seminars, learn from experts, and practice their art form. Teens are great candidates for an art summer camp because it is a great outlet for feelings, individuality, and the like.
4. Outdoor/survival camps: An outdoor survival camp is an excellent camp for teenagers. It offers them a challenge, but also gives them a chance to socialize with other teens, learn something, and have a great time. Most of your teens are going to hate the idea of roughing it for a week without cell phones, social networking, computers, iPods, and the rest. However, a week at a survival or outdoor camp gives them a chance to remember how to entertain themselves without gadgets, how to get back to the basics, how to be friends without emoticons, without texting, or FB chats, etc.
5. Theater camps: Theater camp is a great camp for teens who want to improve their acting, stage management, vocal, and other skills that have to do with performance and stage presence. If a teen wants to spend their summer enjoying themselves, learning how to be a better actor, and get to know others in the field, a theater camp is a great option.
Teens can enjoy a summer camp of any kind, or several.