As a camp director for the past 10 years, you can imagine how many times I’ve been asked "Is my child ready for overnight camp?" by prospective families thinking of sending their most prized possession away to an overnight summer camp. You are sold on the skill and personal development, making lifelong memories with soon-to-be lifelong friends, all while having a blast in the outdoors—but is your child really ready for sleepaway camp? This is a tough question to answer and it leads to a tougher one, which ultimately leads to the hardest one of all.
It’s a camp thing
Whether you have no hesitations, need a bit of reassurance, or want more information about Avid4 Adventure’s Overnight Camp, we’ve got you covered. We sat down with a veteran sleep-away camper’s mom to get her take on residential summer camp to see what she had to say about the experience.
My children have participated in Avid4 Adventure’s summer camps for a number of years and now that they’re technology-obsessed teenagers, those adrenaline-charged summers are more relevant—and imperative—than ever.
You probably already know that Colorado Mountain Camp (CMC) is an immersive overnight camp experience that introduces kids to a range of skill-building, confidence-bolstering outdoor adventures. But what you may not know about is the other side of CMC: the quintessential overnight camp traditions and unforgettable ceremonies that make up our camp culture—some passed down from year to year, and others each new batch of campers can leave their personal stamp on.
When I start planning our summer, and checking out all of the activities, day camps, and trips to see family out-of-town, I start feeling overwhelmed. There are so many different camps to choose from, and I want to make sure I am picking the right summer camp (that fits into our schedule) before I'm stuck on the waitlist. Here's my method to sort through everything to find the best options for my children.