If your child is old enough to attend camp, consider choosing one that maximizes time outdoors. Younger campers can often attend day camps at farms or nature centers. Elementary age kids can venture near or far to camps that emphasize swimming, hiking, camping, and outdoor skills.
High school and college age kids are old enough for true wilderness adventures, whether hiking, canoeing, kayaking, or biking. Whatever your child's age, be sure to choose the kind of camp that he or she is most interested in. Select a size, style, and distance that matches his or her needs.
And remember, a camp doesn't have to emphasize science or environmental stewardship to help foster lifelong love of nature. Audubon Camps offer great outdoor experiences for all ages.