Dear Amy: School is over in a couple of weeks, and my parents said I could choose a day camp to go to this summer. My friends are going to a soccer camp, but I don’t really enjoy soccer. How should I choose? — Terry M., St. Paul, Minnesota
Dear Terry: It’s OK to choose a different day camp from your friends. It could be a good opportunity to make new friends. Before you decide, make a list of activities you enjoy or want to learn more about. For instance, if you enjoy art, find a day camp that provides instruction in drawing, painting, sculpture or even theater art, where you might be involved in building backdrops and props. If you like sports other than soccer, you can choose basketball, baseball, golf or tennis to learn more about or improve your skills.
Many day camps provide a variety of weekly activities, rather than focusing on just one. For instance, you could go swimming, horseback riding and biking, visit a museum and go to the park all in one week. These types of camps are fun as well. To consider all the options, check out Pick the Right Day Camp for Your Kid: care.com/a/pick-the-right-day-camp-for-your-kid-1103251307.
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