As the school year draws to a close and the long summer months loom large, parents want to ensure that their kids don’t spend the entire summer cooped up in a basement sitting only inches away from a TV screen.
The goal is to keep your child active, engaged, and mentally sharp so that summer can be as much about learning as the school year.
Luckily, every kid still dreams of going to summer camp. Whether it’s the traditional American Dream, cabin-in-the-woods camp, or something a little more international and adventurous, there are plenty of options out there for parents looking for summer camp ideas.
Traditional Sleepaway Summer Camps
Traditional summer camps give your kids the classic sleepaway camp experience. Spending the summer up in the woods, sleeping in a bunk bed in close quarters with other boys or girls, your child will learn about comradery, teamwork, and independence from their parents.
These camps typically fill the day with activities like swimming, team sports, arts and crafts, learning about nature, and other educational activities.
These camps can last as long as only one week, or for the entire summer. Keep in mind that these camps are best for truly independent, responsible kids who don’t mind being away from their parents for extended periods of time.
Faith-based summer camps are very similar to traditional summer camps, but with the added feature of incorporating the child’s faith into daily activities, and meeting kids with similar religious backgrounds. Traditionally in America, these camps tend to be Christian or Jewish.
At Jewish faith camps, you’ll see Shabbat seamlessly integrated into the camp life experience. Kids will learn all about what it means to practice the Jewish faith, along with all of its cultural implications.
At Christian faith camps, your kids will not only learn about what it means to have faith in God, but also being part of a Christian community. Of course, you’ll still do the usual summer camp sports and activities.
Summer Day Camps
If you’re someone who wants to keep summer camp closer to home, then day camps are likely the best option for you. Day camps are great because parents can still work their 9 to 5 jobs while their kids have a blast during the day. Most of these camps last five days a week for one or two weeks at a time, but there are camps that extend into the weekend.
Like traditional summer camps, most day camps consist of full days of action, including arts and crafts, team sports, hiking, rock climbing, and games. If you’re looking for a low-commitment, easy-going camp experience, this is the option for you.
Looking for something a little more adventurous? Do you want anything but the traditional childhood for your child? Try something above and beyond and send your kid to a specialty camp. Whether it’s a sports camp, dance camp, equestrian camp, circus camp, band camp, or even science camp, your child can learn skills that will stay with them for an entire lifetime.
Some of these camps are full sleepaway camps, whereas others are just day camps.
Kalama Kids Kamp
Want to try something truly outside the box? Want to take part in your child’s unique summer adventure? Why not combine a vacation with your child’s summer camp experience?
If you’re looking for a summer holiday camp that gets your child off the couch and out into the true wilderness, then you should check out Big Blue’s Kalama Kids Kamp in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Kalama Kids Kamps are full of excitement, adventure, and non-stop thrills.
This isn’t your parents’ traditional summer camp. Kalama Kids Kamp is all about getting to know the ocean: its creatures, its waves, its ecology, and its potential for adventure.
What’s Involved in Kalama Kids Kamp?
Big Blue’s Kalama Kids Kamps take place for two weeks every July in the Turks and Caicos Islands. These camps are five days long, and are jam-packed with unique experiences that kids will remember for the rest of their lives.
From Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Kids will hit the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean to take part in:
Better yet, we at Big Blue have different levels of adventure summer camps fine-tuned to different skill levels to meet the needs of each child. We break kids into three skill levels, split into groups of eight to ten:
- 10-14 years old, non-diving ($400 per week): This is a great introduction to our Kalama Kids Kamps. Taking place in shallower seawaters, kids will learn to get comfortable kayaking, snorkeling, and SUPing.
- 12-14 years old, junior open water diving ($485 per week): The true to step to becoming an ocean adventurer, in this level, kids will focus on becoming certified as junior open water divers.
- 12-16 years old, junior advanced open water diving ($585 per week): This level is for kids who’ve already earned their junior diving licenses. We’ll put their diving skills to the test, and take part in more advanced dives.
Why Visit the Turks and Caicos Islands For Summer Camp?
While your kids are away at camp, you can explore the Turks and Caicos Islands on your own. What’s there to do on the Turks and Caicos Islands?
Why not follow in your kids’ footsteps and check out some of the Islands’ high-thrills activities. Get out on the water and try out a stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking tour, learn to kiteboard from some of the world’s top experts, or scuba dive in some of the Caribbean’s most impressive coral reefs.
Looking to stay dry? Take a private boat charter, take a biking tour around the islands, or simply hang out on the beach with a cold drink and delicious plate of freshly caught seafood.
To learn more about the adventures that await your child in the Turks and Caicos Islands, contact Big Blue Collective and book today. Our Kids Kamps will leave your child with a lifetime of memories.