Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Child

Summer camp application deadlines are right around the corner. If you haven’t already made a final decision on where your school-age children will spend the summer months, then check out our tips on choosing a summer camp your child will enjoy.
Choosing a Raleigh Summer Camp

Involve Your Child in the Search Process

It’s important to identify a summer camp that your child will enjoy. You may have expectations for the “perfect” camp, but your child should feel like their opinion matters too! Ask your children questions about their ideal summer camp and create a list of wants that both you and your child would like the camp to offer. When visiting the different camps, ask the staff members if the activities you listed are available. Let your child meet and talk with the camp counselors as this will give you an idea of how comfortable your child will be with the camp’s staff.


You may want to find a camp that’s close to home. This is a good idea, however, it’s still important to make sure that the camp is located in a secure and welcoming environment. This will reduce your stress and help your child quickly adapt to the new location.


Parents are often looking for the best camps, at the best rates. It is important to compare camp costs to your family’s financial limitations. There are several important calculations that should be considered when choosing a summer camp. For example, how much would it cost to provide childcare, food, and entertainment if your child stays home for summer? Also, make sure to estimate extra camp costs like: uniforms (if necessary), field trips, transportation, and extra spending money that your child may need. Finding the perfect camp for your child to have the best experience is equally as important as making sure it’s affordable.

Raleigh Summer Camps

Primary Beginnings Child Development Centers offers summer camp for K-5 graders. By offering an enriching, safe and affordable summer camp, children can enjoy their summer vacation close to home. Request a tour at one of our Raleigh child care locations near you!