Dear Amy: My parents said I can go to a summer day camp this year, but how do I choose one? — Sullivan P., San Diego
Dear Sullivan: When picking out a summer camp, I like to ask friends if they have been to a camp they’ve enjoyed. There are many types of day camps in the summer. General camps, such as those offered by city parks and recreation departments, often have scheduled activities each day, such as
swimming, visiting parks or field trips. You can look at the schedule ahead of time and decide if the activities are ones you would like to participate in.
Specialty camps are something to consider if there are particular activities you enjoy. For example, if you love soccer, baseball, swimming, horseback riding or outdoor adventures, you might search for a camp that focuses on one of those things. Also, summer sports camps may be the place to help you work on advanced skills that will help you perform better during the regular season. Check out PBS’s Summer Camp: Choosing the Right Camp for other helpful tips, pbskids.org/itsmylife/friends/summercamp/article3
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