|By Eric Naftulin, Executive Director, Aloha Beach Camp
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|Is Your Child Too Old for Summer Camp?
|age. As with everything else, the best ways to find camps for your older child is on the Internet or asking your friends for a referral. In fact if you have
friends with kids the same age as yours, maybe your kids can attend camp together making their respective summers that much better!
Regarding the Internet, Google is your best friend when looking for camps. Try searching on the terms, “teen summer camps,” “adventure camps,” or
“summer activities for older kids.” I’m sure you’ll find many suitable options for your child because millions and millions of results will come up.
Just because your kids are older doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy camp anymore. Many camps are made just for them!
|Aloha Beach Camp Director
Sometimes when kids reach a certain age -- say 12 or 13 -- they might feel like they’ve outgrown the typical summer camp
experience. Sometimes they become resistant to the very idea of attending camp anymore.
At the same time, as a responsible parent, you realize your 12 or 13 year old still needs worthwhile summer activities and
proper supervision. So what are your options?
Well, you’ll be happy to know camp directors aren’t lost on this dilemna. That’s why, in recent years, many summer
programs have sprung up with the sole purpose of serving the unique needs of older kids. These days even a 14 year-old
who previously thought she was too old for camp can still enjoy a fantastic camp experience with lots of other kids her own