Summer Camp Ideas for Children

School is rapidly approaching the end and what are your plans this summer? If you are like my family, we vacation during the spring or fall so the summer is wide open. My children are just now getting old enough to participate in summer camps. The reason I personally like the idea of summer camps, is because I like for my children to stick to some sort of schedule and, honestly, get out of the house for a few hours.

Since my family is so new to summer camps, please let me know what summer camps you have attended and I will look into them. I want to have an ongoing summer camp list that people can use and find informative. 

Challenger Sports International Summer Camps

Challenger Sports, the leading camp company in the US has launched a brand new, soccer camp that combines the most popular elements of their two camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil. The all new Challenger International Soccer Camp will offer instructional camp programs for each age/ability level! The TinyTykes program will provide 3-5 year olds with fundamental soccer activities, games, and stories, designed to enhance technical skills along with physical and social development. The Half Day Camp for 6-16 year olds is the most popular program and will provide 3 hours of skill development, games, challenges and competition each day.
Register now for Challenger's International Soccer camp and get a free international ball, t-shirt, poster, skills evaluation and new downloadable coaching app & 20 skills videos! Register 30 days before camp and qualify for a free International Game Jersey!, Promo Code CAMP17 - Full review coming soon to Instagram

Zoo Atlanta Camp Safari

Join Zoo Atlanta this summer for an exploration of all things WILD! From pandas to parrots to pine snakes, young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun! Zoo Atlanta’s Safari Camp Summer Session is the perfect summer break experience for children ages 4 to 14. Individual weeks available as well as scholarship opportunities. To find out if our Safari Camps are a good fit for you and your camper, please read Safari Camp Information Packet and 2019 Summer Safari Camp Schedule before registering.
If you aren't local, check out your local zoo for camp opportunities.

Vacation Bible School

I know one isn't necessarily a camp, but my kids have always enjoyed it. Each year my son and daughter have participated in our local Vacation Bible School. My sister-in-law gets her children to participate in multiple each year. I love it because the kids are entertained through songs and crafts, I get a break for a few hours, but I also get to meet people in our local community. Most churches don't require you to be a member for ages Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Check with your local church to see what they have to offer. We have even found some that will let pre-school aged children to attend. This is also my favorite option because they are usually free as well.

If you are local, I found some additional resources:

Do you send your child to summer camp? Why or why not? What are some summer camps that your child has attended?


  1. Our kids enjoy summer camps. We usually did vacation bible school as well as programs at the YMCA.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I think it's great for kids to go to some kind of camp just to have fun.

  3. The High Museum of Art Day Camp sounds very cool!


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