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West & Pacific Traditional Summer Camps for Kids & Teens
West & Pacific traditional summer camps, sometimes called West Coast traditional summer camps, include programs in destinations like Southern California, Northern California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. With a coastline that's "fire" in the south and "ice" in the north, the Pacific coast is one of the most diverse summer camp regions. With such a wide variety of cultures and terrain, families are sure to find a traditional summer camp with a great balance of sports, arts, enrichment, and special events activities on the West Coast or near the Pacific.
Every camp on the West Coast or in Hawaii has something unique to offer, and subtle differences give each program a distinct feel and philosophy. Some West & Pacific traditional camps focus more on sports, while others have a greater emphasis on the arts or enrichment. Some programs encourage healthy competition, while others are distinctly non-competitive. Regardless of the traditional summer camp that your family chooses, any boy, girl, or teen camper will have an amazing opportunity to make friends, build confidence, and enjoy an incredible summer experience at a West or Pacific traditional summer camp!
Ages, Tuition, and Session Length at West & Pacific Traditional Summer Camps
Overnight traditional summer camps near the Pacific typically accommodate campers between the ages of 7 and 17 (elementary, middle, and high school students in grades 3 through 12). Most programs group campers by age and grade to maximize learning and social opportunities.
Most West & Pacific traditional sleep-away camps run 1 week, 2 week, 3 week, 4 week, and 7 week sessions. The cost of traditional summer camps can vary considerably, but most programs fall between $300 and $1,300 per week.
Choosing the Best West & Pacific Traditional Summer Camp
There are important questions to consider when choosing a traditional summer camp on the West or Pacific Coast. Does the program offer a variety of activities, or do they concentrate on just a few specialties? Does the camp encourage competition, and if so, at what level? Do campers choose their own schedule, or does the camp select one for them? Does the camp offer off-site trips and activities? What is the camp's staff and camper annual return rate? What values does the camp look to instill by the end of the summer? Does the camp have a religious affiliation? Knowing which program elements will suite your children best is essential to choosing a western traditional camp.
To help match your family with the perfect traditional summer camp in the western United States (or anywhere else in the world), Choice Camps offers free camp placement advice - just call our office at 617-264-0939 and we'll recommend great programs that should be a perfect fit for your kid or teen.
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