overnight camp

Important ways to know if your child is ready for overnight camp

If you are a first-timer to camp there are many things that I, as a camp director, would want you to do in preparation for your child’s summer camp adventure.  First and maybe most importantly, is choosing the right camp.  There are questions that every parent should ask before deciding on a camp for their child.  Is the camp accredited by the American Camp Association? If not, why not? Is the camp a licensed childcare provider? How long has the leadership staff been in place? What is the process for interviewing and hiring counselors? Is every staff member subject to a background check related to criminal history, professional experience and competence, and personal character? What are the ratios of staff-to-camper for the camp? Often times when parents pepper me with these...

Colorado Summer Camp 101: Our Top Picks As Seen on 9News!

I appeared on 9News talking about one of my favorite topics: summer camp! (Watch the segment here). With so many different choices, how do parents and kids decide what they should do? What Camp Should I Choose? There are literally hundreds of choices for camps for kids in Colorado, whether you choose a day camp or overnight.  Our day camps are divided alphabetically due to the sheer number of listings. Be sure to browse through all the options and remember not to delay. Many camps fill quickly and believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. Let  the countdown (and fun!) begin. Colorado Overnight Summer Camp Guide 2014 4 Things Every Parent Should Know When Choosing the Right Summer Camp  I sat down with Avid4Adventure’s owner David Secunda who believes kids r...

Colorado Overnight Summer Camp Guide 2014

Are you thinking about enrolling your child in an overnight camp? Colorado has many overnight camp options–from outdoor adventures to band association to Easter Seals to camps for grieving children to camps for economically-disadvantaged kids. Also don’t miss these day camps:  Summer Camp Guide 2014: Colorado Day Camp Guide, A-C   Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp, D-M   Summer Camp 2014: Colorado Day Camp Guide, N-Z ===== Colorado Overnight Summer Camp Guide 2014 Alpine Adventure June 15-July 26 Week-long high-altitude backpacking trips for Boy Scout troops and Venture Crews in the Indian Peaks Wilderness. Cost: $850. Age range: 13-17; 173 County Road 96, Ward, CO 80481; 720-266-2111, e-mail: [email protected], website: bsacoloradoadventure.org Altoge...

Summer Camps 2011: Overnight Camps

Mile High Mamas has the biggest, baddest round-up of overnight camps in Colorado. Be sure to use this this search tool to narrow down your options. Also, don’t miss our extensive listing of summer day camps. Academic Treks June-August: College-accredited summer adventures abroad with hands-on learning, community service, cultural exploration and adventure travel. Study includes: marine science, language immersion, environmental studies, wilderness medicine or cultural studies in a real world setting. High school and college credit is offered, as well as internationally recognized certifications. 14-30 day programs in June, July, August in the Caribbean, British Columbia, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, Fiji, China, India and Franc...

Colorado’s overnight summer camp listings 2010

Colorado’s Overnight Camps AAVE — All About Visiting Earth Ages 11-19, coed. Wilderness, leadership, cultural and academic adventures in western U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Thailand, China, Australia and southern Africa. Two-to-six-week sessions. 800-222-3595, aave.com, info@aave Academic Treks Ages 15-19. College-accredited adventures abroad with hands-on learning, community service, cultural exploration and adventure travel. Study includes: marine science, language immersion or cultural studies, gaining a global perspective. High school and college credit is offered. 14-30-day programs in June, July and Aug. 888-833-1908, [email protected] Academy of Law & Leadership Ages 15-18. 10-day residential camp where campers partake in a mock tr...