When summer sports camp season rolls around many kids find out that it is too late to get into the camp they really wanted to get into, whether that is a baseball camp, summer hockey school or a kids’ basketball camp.
The time to look for a good kids’ sports camp is early in the year and there are a number of ways to get a very early start on that process. Certainly you can search online for camps and book your spot but you do not want to jump the gun and commit to a camp that may not be best for you.
A camp’s website allows you to get some feel for what they might have to offer. Once you contact them you can set up an appointment to view their facilities and learn what they have to offer. You can meet with counselors and other staff as well and they will be able to explain activities and how their specific facilities can help you grow.
Once you have made a decision, most camps allow you to apply online. Many websites will include the application form online and submit either through a form or through an email contact. For the year 2011, March break will be held during the last two weeks of the month while summer overnight camps will begin as early as the last week of June.
One of the best ways to investigate summer sports camps is to attend an expo. May of these are held early in the year. For example, the first annual Toronto Summer Camp Expo will be held in Toronto this coming February. An expo affords an ideal opportunity to meet personnel face-to-face and find out what they have to offer. Other summer camp fairs and expos are held even earlier in the year, starting in January, with events occurring right through March.
If you want to get into the right sports camp the time to do so is early in the year. If you think about how you will be able to develop skills and prowess, there is no reason to delay. Book early to be sure that you get into the camp of your choice.
Jim Huinink is Director of Web Strategy at Our Kids Media, hosts of an annual summer camp expo and experts on overnight camps, kids camps and sports camp.