Well, it seems like we are already well on our way into 2018 and, not to wish the rest of the year away, but summer will be here before you know it.
For many children, that means that summer camp in on the way, and they don’t need to do anything more than count down the days until camp begins. For the parents, there is often quite a bit more work involved, and one of the biggest tasks is deciding with your children which summer camp they can attend.
We are all too aware how difficult this can be. So, to help you make a decision, here’s our top picks for summer camps in Pennsylvania that are sure to appeal to your kids no matter what their interests are:
Academy of Chess, LLC
This day camp takes place in Wilkes-Barre, and runs two separate one-week sessions, the first taking place in June and the second in July. The sessions are run by a certified chess coach from the US federation with over 20 years of experience. This is an ideal camp if your child loves playing games and solving puzzles.
Bear Creek Camp
This camp runs week long sessions throughout June and July, and the beginning of August. The camp is open to all children who have completed grades 1 -12, and even offers a week of family camp. Activities include swimming, boating, hiking, learning about the environment and making arts and crafts.
Camp Orchard Hill
Orchard Hill offers day camps and overnight camps that run through June, July and August and is open to a range of ages from 4 – 17. An exhaustive range of activities are offered, including boating, fishing, paintball, frolf and even zip lining, offering a comprehensive camp experience.
Dietrich Theatre Digital Arts Camp
This camp is perfect for children who have interests in theatre and the arts. The camp runs in the afternoon for a week in July and is open to children aged from 7 – 14. Activities offered at the camp include the opportunity to make a short movie, animations with clay and lego and even the chance to build robots. This short camp is perfect for creative kids.
PopScience! is known for being NEPA’s first and only hand’s on science lab for kids. It offers a variety of different day camps throughout the summer, including sessions geared specifically towards girls and boys interested in learning more about the sciences in an interactive way. Activities range from making bath bombs and soaps to learning about renewable energy and building robots and mobiles.
This is just a small sample of some of the camps available close to Dunmore, and there is such a wide variety of camps on offer that you are sure to find one that your children will love.
We previously discussed our top tips for summer break child care, so be sure to check it out if summer camps aren’t for you but you’d still like some tips for looking after your kids once school lets out.