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How to Choose an International Summer Camp

Choosing the right international summer camp for your child can be a lot of fun, but it can also be confusing. There are so many options out there, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some tips and advice to help you choose the perfect camp for your child.

How to Choose an International Summer Camp

  1. Safety is the most important thing

The most important thing to think about when choosing a camp is safety. Make sure to research the camp’s policies and procedures for emergency situations, as well as the qualifications and experience of the staff. Look for camps that have a low camper-to-staff ratio and that provide 24-hour supervision.

At Tamwood we treat our campers like family and the safety of all campers and staff is a top priority. Our carefully designed policies and procedures ensure that all activities are carried out safely and equipment is checked regularly to ensure that it is in top shape.

  1. Think about what activities your child likes

Another important thing to consider is what activities and programs the camp offers. Think about what your child is interested in and what they would like to get out of the camp experience. For example, if your child likes outdoor activities, look for a camp that offers hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. If your child is interested in learning a new language, look for a camp that offers language classes and focuses on cultural activities.

Tamwood Camps offers a variety of activities for campers at all of its locations. There is something for everyone. Tamwood believes that summer camp should be fun and educational. All activities are led by skilled instructors.

  1. Language is important too

If you’re looking for a camp that focuses on language immersion, it’s important to think about the language spoken at the camp. Some camps are conducted entirely in a foreign language, while others may offer classes or activities in a foreign language.

Tamwood has an English-only policy at all of its camp locations. Campers choosing to study any of the subjects we teach will be taught in English.

  1. Where will you be staying and what will you be eating

Think about the type of accommodation and food provided by the camp. Some camps offer traditional cabin-style accommodation, while others may provide more modern facilities. Look for camps that offer a variety of food options to accommodate different dietary needs.

  1. How much will it cost and is there financial assistance

The cost of an international summer camp can vary a lot, so it’s important to think about your budget and what you can afford. Tamwood Camps runs promotions and has special offers from time to time. Contact us to inquire about regional discounts and promotions.

  1. Where is the camp and for how long

Consider the location and duration of the camp when making your decision. Some camps are located in remote areas, while others may be closer to home. Think about how long you want your child to be away. Some camps last for just a few weeks, while others last for several months.

Tamwood Camps operate international summer camps in cities across North America including Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles, New York and Montreal.

  1. Think about the age range and staff-to-camper ratio

Consider the age range of the campers and the staff-to-camper ratio. This will give you an idea of what type of environment your child will be in. If your child is younger, they may be more comfortable in a camp with a higher staff-to-camper ratio and a younger age range.

  1. Check out cultural and educational opportunities

Many international summer camps offer cultural and educational opportunities for children. Look for camps that offer classes or activities in subjects such as leadership, art, or sports. They may also have opportunities to explore different cultures and learn more about different countries and their customs. Tamwood operates a variety of programs for youth and teens, including entrepreneurship, leadership, English, cooking, and robotics.

By considering these key points, you will be able to select the best international summer camp for your child and ensure that they have a safe, fun and educational experience.

Tamwood International Camps have been operating summer camps for youth and teens for 30 years. Tamwood is operating an international camp in five cities in North America in the summer of 2023. Visit our website for more details or contact us at