Summer Camps for Kids: 10 FAQs to Know Before Registering

6. Do camps allow cell phones and other personal electronic devices?

A 2013 ACA report noted that 74 percent of camps did not allow campers to use personal electronic devices at any time. For parents who want to communicate with their children, 84 percent of camps used handwritten letters or postcards.

7. What is the gender breakdown like for most camps?

On average, female attendees account for 55 percent of total camp enrollment while males account for 45 percent.

8. Are there camp options for children with special needs or disabilities?

Yes. The ACA reported that in 2011, 47 percent of camps offered specialized programs for individuals with disabilities.

9. What type of activities can children expect to do at a camp?

In 2011, the five most popular camp activities were:

  • Recreational Swimming
  • Arts/Crafts
  • Challenge/Ropes
  • Archery
  • Aquatic Activities

10. When is the best time to sign up for a camp?

For summer camps, signing up in April or May is typically the best time, as many camps will offer early registration discounts.

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