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Is My Kid Too Old for Summer Camp?

Teenagers camping, cooking vegetables on barbecue grill

Many parents consider sending their kids to Jewish summer camp, and then pause. They wonder if their kids are too old. For some reason, summer camp tends to be thought of as a place for smaller children and not for teenagers. So here’s the answer to the question in your head: No. Your child is (probably) not too old for summer camp.

Summer camp provides a wealth of opportunity for tween and teens that shouldn’t be overlooked. Skills like acceptance, respect and friendship can be taken with your kid into their adult lives and, let’s face it, teenage relationships are light years different than the relationships between young children.

Summer camp today may be a better option for tween and teens than ever before. In today’s world of social media, texting and technology, kids are forgetting how to develop personal relationships. When you send your child to camp, they are given the opportunity to connect with same-aged peers on a more personal level.

One of the things you can do is to look at the difference camps available to find the right fit for your kid. Your child may not be interested in making crafts, but they may be very interested in learning a musical instrument or participating in outdoor activities. Jewish summer camp may be centered around faith, but camps differ. Find one that is best suited to your teen.

If you are interested in finding financial aid for Jewish summer camp this year, reach out. We are here to help ensure that your child is able to experience camp regardless of your financial situation. We can help find the money you need.