When I was a kid I was lucky enough to go to summer camp every summer. From the time I was 6 or so I started at a camp that was close to home and then branched out to a camp that was several hours away. I even continued to go to that camp as an adult first as a counselor and then as the head wrangler. I loved every minute and there are times that I miss it.
Looking at summer camps again in a nostalgic and perhaps planning mood I noticed just how many activity choices kids have as camps now that I didn’t have. Not to say my summer camp was not fun (it was) but wow there are some fantastic choices these days at great summer camps. I think the one I am singularly most jealous of is the water activities. At my camp we went down the lake and went swimming or out in a canoe that was it. One look at things now and kids have fancy toys and games for water play or they have two man kayaking teams that can go out and adventure. Of course one could argue that a two man kayak isn’t a whole lot different than a canoe, but still looks like fun to me. If you want to check out some of the great new activities kids have at summer camp you can learn more here.