Customize Your List Of Camps
Find A Summer Camp
Summer Camp Jobs
Summer Camp Directors
News, Feature Updates, and Resources
Summer Camp Videos
Contact the Camp Channel

Locate an ideal summer program for you or your child by using the Camp Channel's full camp search to match your specific criteria and interests. Our database houses traditional sleepaway camps as well as youth camp experiences of specialized programs for kids with new innovative approaches to camp activities. For those who seek to work at a camp: select from a wide variety of rewarding camp jobs to be a camp counselor or staff member.
Camp Search
Browse by U.S. State
Travel / Teen Tours
Special Needs
Family Camps / Retreats / Conference

Find Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
News & Resources:

Summer Camp Directors: Reminder To Update Your Camp’s Listing
As we are well into the new year, it is time to plan for the summer of 2015 at camp To this end, summer camp directors are encouraged to update your camp’s listing(s) on the Camp Channel with ...
Cell Phone Policies at Summer Camps
While many summer camps are located in relatively remote locations, there are nonetheless very few areas which are completely off the grid these days regarding cell phone service areas. Regardless of ...
Camp Jobs: Differentiating Camp Director Positions
There are wide assortment of different types of summer camps and so too are there a variety of different Camp Director positions which entail various roles and responsibilities. Generally speaking, a ...
Winter Camps & Programs
With the winter solstice and holiday season quickly approaching, it might be of interest to know there are many “camps” which are gearing up for their winter sessions; designed to provide ...
Annual Camp Reunions & Off-Season Gatherings
It doesn’t have to be summer for children who have attended the same camp to get together.  In fact, during the so-called “off-season” (when camp is not in session), many summer ...
Camp Directors: Keeping Your Web Listings Current
There are invariably a number of different locations your camp might have information published about itself on the internet:  on one extreme, there is your camp’s official website where you ...
Summer Camp Jobs: What To Expect For Compensation
Being a summer camp counselor can be a very rewarding experience for young adults which pays off numerous intangible dividends on many fronts for both counselors and campers alike; however, the ...
Finding the "right" summer camp for your child or teen can be challenging and the "best choice" will be different for each child and respective family. Several important factors to help guide the selection of an appropriate kids camp may include: location, age range, activities offered, session length, gender, and the cost of enrollment. If your child will be attending a day camp, then your quest for a summer program may largely be constrained by geography - given that kids typically commute by bus on a daily basis and should ideally live relatively close to one of the designated routes. On the other hand, sleepaway camps offer youth the opportunity to attend a summercamp in virtually any location away from home. The same holds true with respect to travel camps for teens, experiential wilderness programs, or other types of adventure related excursions.

While there will inevitably be certain realities which constrain your options, perhaps it might help to start out by composing a "grand wish list" of all your child's interests and what is hoped to be achieved by you as a parent. For example:
  • Are you seeking a day, travel, or overnight camp?
  • What is an appropriate duration (sessions are often structured by the week)?
  • Is there a particular interest or skill set your child is seeking to either learn or improve upon such as: outdoor skills, sports, swimming, horses, arts, sea, computers, acedmics, etc.?
  • Does your child yearn to engage in activities in a more natural/outdoors/wilderness setting or does he or she prefer more urban surroundings and facilities?
  • Are you seeking a program which is coed, all boys, or all girls?
  • Is a competitive or non-competitive envirionment more suited to your child's nature?
  • Are any siblings currently campers? If so, is the program they are attending appropriate or suitable for both children?
These are just a few questions to consider - which can only be answered specifically by you as a family. Once you have clearly defined your goals, it will become easier to zero in on some possibilities for a summer program which meets your criteria. The Camp Channel offers multiple ways to search for a camp as well as a means to send camp directors an initial email request for more information directly from all listings. A quick email inquiry might help you to acquire pertinent information, but also may establish an initial dialogue with a director. Most directors will be happy to field your questions by email or telephone and provide you with some sort of promotional marketing matarial such as a brochure, website, or DVD. Some directors may even invite you to visit the camp grounds (i.e. open house or private visit) to obtain a first hand look at the facilities & to allow for a more direct engagement of the camp director and senior staff.

These are just a very small handful of some questions and issues to be considered. Ultimately, the responsibility is yours as a parent to ask all the necessary and pertinent questions to insure your child's summer experience is as safe, rewarding, and enjoyable as possible!

Summer camps across the USA, Canada, and World.

Serving Summer Camps Since 1995

Important Disclaimer

Find A Camp - Owners and Directors - Camp Jobs
Resources - Featured Camp Videos - Contact Us - Home

Copyright © 1995-2015 Camp Channel, Inc.
Contact The Camp Channel
Add Your Camp