Tips on how to choose the right camp for your kids.

By Jill Levin
With the New Year, it’s time to ask yourself: What would you like your child to accomplish next summer?

Do you want your child to be independent, but find yourself afraid to lose control? Overnight summer camp may be the right answer! Besides having fun, children at summer camp learn to make decisions, resolve conflict and can try new things in a safe, contained environment. Summer is the perfect time for children to explore, play, learn or accomplish all three. Sleep away camp also allows our children to make new friends from different cities or states. Who can argue with building a network of friends at a young age?

The school year has become so hectic for so many of our young children – why not consider having them go back to old-fashioned outdoor, no electronic fun? Sleep away camps allow kids to be kids with some perks along the way!

HELPING YOU CHOOSE is what Tips on Trips does best.

Give me a call for a FREE consultation. Or come to the Camp Fair I’m hosting at Skirball Cultural Center on Sunday, February 9th from 11 am to 2 pm. I will be there to talk to you and help you find an overnight camp or summer program (in California, the US or overseas) that will fit your child’s interests.

Hope to hear from you or see you at the fair!

Jill Levin, is the West Coast Advisor with Tips on Trips and Camps. Jill has been with TIPS for the past 11 years and has sent thousands of students to overnight camps and summer programs. Jill is on the board of the Parents’ Education League which will be hosting their “Summer Days” Camp Fair (Day Camps Only) on Sunday, February 23rd from 1 – 4 pm at Stephen S. Wise School. For more information on the Day Camp Fair, go to:

Tips on Trips and Camps is one of the oldest and largest camp advisory services. Established in 1971, “Tips” has advisors in 16 cities and relationships with over 600 sleep away camps and programs. Each year Tips’ Advisors provide FREE expert advice to help families find and select quality summer overnight programs and experiences for students ages 8-18+. We can be more helpful and knowledgeable than a friend or Google. No pressure, just guidance so that families can make an educated choice.

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