20 Best Summer Camps in the World

If you’re looking for the best place to send your kids for the summer, look no further than the 20 best summer camps in the world.

Nowadays some kids are so busy in the summer they don’t have too much time to have extra fun. Kids get long reading lists and extra homework that puts a bit of a damper on the fun times summer is supposed to bring. Some parents send their kids to math or science camps, which are pretty fun if the kid is into math or science, so we’ll give them a point on that one. I never went to any sort of camp. Honestly I’m not a fan of the outdoors, nor do I like thin mattresses or bunk beds. I was in Girl Scouts once upon a time and we camped overnight at the zoo one time and that was a terrible night. Hard pass on camps for me, but for some they could be a lot of fun.

20 Best Summer Camps in the World

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There are a lot of factors to consider when sending your child to summer camp. The proximity to a town and safety levels are the primary things to think about. The location is definitely important because if your child gets hurt they can easily be taken to a safer place. Children can often not take precaution when they’re out in nature, despite the rules set in place by camp counselors. This can be risky, so you want to make sure you’re picking a safe place with responsible people in charge.

You should also think about pollution. If a camp isn’t maintained very well, you probably don’t want to send your kid there. There are some places where rivers and water, which should theoretically be safe to drink, aren’t well-maintained and could lead to serious health consequences. You also need to make sure there are good living accommodations. The cabins should be in tip-top shape and be properly looked after. This all goes into the cost, which should make sense to you, like the ones on our list of the 11 Most Expensive Summer Camps in America probably don’t.

If you are a little hesitant about sending your child to a summer camp, it’s understandable, but there are so many benefits to these types of camps. Your child will get to have fun on their break and grow mentally, experience new things, foster friendships, and become a little more independent. To be fair, some kids might not like it very much, but you never know until you try. The Parent Trap made summer camp look really fun, but you can probably assume your kid won’t find their twin, so you don’t have to worry about that.

In order to create this list, we considered many factors, such as ratings, how many kids enjoyed it, and the activities they offer. We found these things on Town & Country and Gawker, as well as Mom, Daily Beast, and Premium Switzerland. We took the average ranking and sorted them by alphabetical order. These are the 20 best summer camps in the world and they’ll make your kid eager to go back again next year.