Sports camps are very popular places for kids on winter and summer breaks from school. They offer an opportunity for kids to learn more about a sport they like and fill up days which could otherwise be spent on the couch watching movies or playing video games.
Weeks before the break, check out what is being offered in your area. Many times, these camps will fill up quickly as other parents are looking for things for their kids to do. Even better if you can find other kids to participate so your child will have a friend and the parents can trade off with transportation.
Some of the most popular camps offer instruction from well known players or coaches. These tend to cost a little more so read the fine print as to how much time that sports figure will actually be around. For a child to work out and play near someone they admire can have a huge impact on their love of the game.
Thoroughly check out the details of the camps to see what the training sessions will be like and the equipment required. Check their website for reviews and extra options. Sometimes, for an additional fee, a participant can have more time or even a meal with the professional player or coach.
This also might be a good time for your child to try out a new sport in a fun and organized setting. This short term commitment will get their feet wet without signing up for a season of a sport they don’t enjoy.
For the most part, these sports camps are worth the money. Kids improve their skills, meet new friends and have new experiences. It also gets them moving and active at a time when they would most likely be sitting around at home.