Sports camps over the years have been very popular with the kids and even with youngsters and to some extent with adults. These usually fall into two categories viz. those in which you have to visit the area where the camp is held for a few hours each day (day camps) and the more popular ones where you stay at the place for a few days.
The latter usually form the summer sports camps. There may be various types of sports camps depending upon who can participate in them like youth sports camps, those meant only for girls or girls' sports camps etc.
These give training to the participants regarding broadcasting of sports by professional sportscasters. These prove to a bit different from the popular sports camps and are generally preferred by children belonging to a higher age group
These provide training to the participants regarding the various water sports like swimming, wakeboarding, water skiing, rowing, kayaking etc.
It is considered advisable for participants to insure themselves while attending a sports camp. This insurance provides cover against potential accidents that may take place during the sports camps. They usually offer up to $10000 to cover the cost of medical bills for the participants or the staff.
Nowadays, there are companies available that have a separate division for sports camp insurance. These should be approached for securing the same.
Sports camp insurance is quite cheap and avoids trouble later with lawsuits etc.
The camp may divide the participants into different groups depending upon their prior knowledge about the sport concerned. For example, in a water sports camp, the individuals who know the basics of swimming may be put in a different group from those who do not know the same.
Thus, it can be seen that sports camping is an enjoyable way to spend your time. So if you have nothing planned for you child in the next vacation, let him go and enjoy the camp wilderness.