You want your child to have an AMAZING summer and, after a full school year, they truly deserve a break from those endless piles of homework. But you also want to be 100% certain that your child is going to feel comfortable and welcomed into a camp community that respects and supports one another. *THIS is critical because as nice as s’mores and sing-alongs are- they’re not what make a camp special.* (Nor is it “all about the amenities” like some camps would like you to believe.) What makes a camp successful is when your child is able to confidently and fearlessly explore their limits and surroundings.
That magic happens when a camp puts all of its energy into building a culture of inclusiveness- which is why we like to point out that children do more than “go” to camp, they become a part of a camp family.