Barbara Spalding, Parent Resource & Coach for Education
At age seven, there are so many areas of development and personality interests to be explored, that I would lean toward a summer camp that offered a variety of activities. Of course, this depends greatly on the child and the length of the program. Perhaps a short, concentrated camp would be more appreciated than if the experience were longer in duration. It also depends on what your intentions are as well. If summer camp is viewed as an opportunity to try new things, it would be a shame to select a focused camp and learn that he/she didn't enjoy the primary activity (and this also comes back to the duration of the program). And on the flip side, if he or she is expecting more of an activity of interest but takes up a summer camp with a large variety... he or she may be disappointed in not having enough ____ time. I experienced this with my son and swimming, assuming his outdoor camp experience would provide hours of pool and lake time, when in fact it was divided between other outdoor experiences and he would have been happier in a "swim camp" instead.