5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Summer Camp

Summer will be here before we know it!  And when the school year nears an end, you may be thinking about what your child will be doing during the summer, especially if both parents work. 

If you’re wondering about how your child can spend their summer break without being bored, and spend time developing new skills, trying new things, and gaining confidence, summer camp may be a great option for both you and your child. 

But how do you know if your child is ready to attend camp?  Take your cue from your child. In many cases, they’re able to determine their readiness before you even notice it!  Here are some ideas to help you make the decision that your child is ready for summer camp.

1. Your Child Shows Interest In Summer Camp

Has your child expressed interest in wanting to go to summer camp?  When you mention the idea of attending a day camp, what was your child’s reaction?  If they show signs of excitement, take this as an opportunity to sign them up sooner rather than later, as enrollment slots book up fast.

2. Your Child Is Eager to Try Something New

Is your child ready to take on a new adventure?  Maybe they want to try out lacrosse or perform in a dance recital?  Summer camps provide children with opportunities to try things they wouldn’t get the chance to explore in the classroom. 

3. Your Child Has Confidence In New Situations 

Whether your child is rock climbing for the first time or learning how to swim, odds are your child will have a successful summer camp experience if they are confident in new situations and can tackle anything that comes their way.  If your child typically goes into a new activity with an open mind and excitement, it’s a good sign your child is ready for summer camp.

4. Your Child is Eager to Make New Friends

While your child may have settled in with their friends during the school year, they may get excited about making new friends outside of school.  If your child easily makes conversation and doesn’t shy away from making new friends, summer camp is a great way to create newfound relationships and build on people skills.

girls making friends at camp

5. Your Child Is Becoming More Independent In Everyday Tasks

When your child acts confident in everyday tasks like getting themselves ready for school,  finishing their homework, or completing chores on their own, they’re showing you they are capable of independence.  A summer camp experience can improve your child’s everyday life skills, and encourages their independence and self-confidence.

If your child has most or all of these qualities, then they are ready for a summer camp experience!  At Tamarack Day Camp, we create opportunities for our campers to participate in new experiences and develop skills in a variety of athletic and creative activities.  Our day camp not only provides your child with a fun summer camp experience, but we also encourage developing life skills necessary to succeed.

Ready to sign your child up for summer camp?  Learn more about our summer camp program offerings today!