The advent of digital cameras and high definition has made photography one of the most sought after professions and also a very commonly pursued hobby among youngsters. Cameras are everywhere – on our computers, mobiles and several other digital equipments. People are growing so fond of taking pictures that not a single special moment goes unpreserved.If your child, too, is one of those people who never like to leave home without their digital cameras, the best thing you can do to nourish the budding photographer in them is to encourage them to take up photography lessons. It would ensure that their summer is well spent as they’d learn new skills and have lots of fun too in the camp with fellow students. Imagine the bliss you’ll experience when your kid takes an excellent picture of yours with the touch of a professional photographer!Why choose a summer photography camp?To achieve dexterity in photography, there are specialized courses that aim at imparting the necessary skills of photography in you, but then, these traditional classes are mostly not designed keeping kids and teenagers in mind. On the contrary, a summer photography camp is tailor-made for your teen as it is meant especially for children looking for fun with knowledge during their long summer vacations. Today’s comprehensively designed summer camps also take care of your child’s other needs like meals and even overnight stays during the camp. Also, the fellow campers would be almost the same age as your child; this in a way creates an environment conducive to better learning, while ensuring that kids are not bored during the sessions.As summer camps are especially designed keeping young kids and teenagers in mind these impart learning from the scratch. So you don’t need to worry about your child being new to advanced technological stuff. A good photography camp, such as one designed by iD Tech, will guide your child step by step, gradually making him/her proficient in the skill.How to choose the right summer camp for your child?The two most fundamental aspects of a good summer photography camps are -1. Knowledge of latest gadgets – Good summer camps for kids and teens employ the best possible means to teach students. For instance iD Tech summer photography camps are designed keeping the best interest of students in mind. It uses the latest equipment so that the kids are up-to-date with the latest technology. The camera tricks taught in the photography camps are simple to grasp and offer splendid results when executed.2. A secure yet fun-filled environment – Make sure that your chosen summer camp keeps children’s safety is kept in mind. It incorporates fun-learning methods so that your child’s vacations are spent jolly well.Encourage your child for photography camp this summerGive your teen an opportunity to explore more this summer by making them join a summer camp on photography. Even if it does not make him a professional photographer, it will make sure that each and every one of your family photos turns out to be incredibly great. Besides, pursuing the hobby passionately will make your child a confident individual. So get set, it’s time this summer you gave a photography camp a thumb’s up.
For those busy with the hectic life at home, a family camping holiday is a time to relish as it brings the entire family together to spend some quality time with each other.Family vacations can be a wonderful way to spend quality time. Many families take their vacation during the summertime when adults can take a week or more off from work and children are out of school for the vacations. There are many choices for families when it comes to vacation including:Amusement parksVisiting familyState parksTropical islandsBeachesCampingOf all of these choices, to go on a camping holiday is usually the least expensive and the one that every family should try at least once. There are many ways to go on a camping trip. Families can:Camp in tentsRent a cabinRent an RVAfter considering all of these variables, you will have to make a choice as to how to camp. Tents, cabins, and RV’s each have their own pros and cons when it comes to family camping trips. If you have never camped in an RV, tent, or cabin, you may not notice the differences as easily. But for those who have a preference, they may be reluctant to try another. But you will need to work out what is best for your family and just go for it.When you arrive at the campground, you will want to unpack and get settled. You will also want to plan some activities for you and your family to enjoy. Activities that families can participate in together include:BackpackingFishingCanoeingSwimmingLocal attractionsIf you have young children that cannot walk yet, or teenagers, you will want to find activities that they will want to participate in. Young children are happy playing in their playpen or going for walks with their parents. Teenagers will want to see the sights, meet other teenagers, or spend some time alone. You will have to strike a balance with your teenager and schedule activities in advance and also give them time to be by themselves.Finally, camping can be good should you just need a break from the hustle and bustle of the everyday life. Life is stressful and although it is fun to do camping with some friends, every now and then, a solo camping trip is needed to recharge yourself, even if it is just an overnight camping trip.A very important tip that any person needs to remember is when camping out alone bring a cell phone with you all the time. Camping solo is nice but it can be dangerous too. Tell someone where you will be staying and when they should expect you to be back. A cell phone is helpful in two ways… should you be running behind, contacting your “contact” person about it can save them from having to call authorities and two, should you run into trouble, you can call authorities yourself. Just remember to try not to use it for social activities, enjoy the outdoors on your family camping holiday.
Boot camps are facilities set up for “state correction” or “outdoor behavioral health care. These facilities are private or run by the state though the latter types of camps are not as popular due to the unfortunate incidents that have taken place recently. These types of camps are run by federal as well as state governments and were initially set up as alternatives to jails for juvenile delinquents. All juvenile children are put in these facilities when they are reprimanded by the courts. Some teenagers are also inducted and placed in these camps when they commit crimes and felonies.These boot camps ensure strict discipline as part of the regime. The military set up is a hard one for the youth camps. They wake the youth up at 5 am and conduct different drills for exercises, hiking, running etc. They do not tolerate indiscipline of any kind and the treatment is harsh when children continue to misbehave. They are handcuffed and shackles are used to kick them. The people running these camps exercise their authority and ensure that their commands are respected and that the staff is able to handle the errant children and control them.Some of the staff members take their roles very seriously. Some of them even go to the extent of assaulting these teenagers brutally. Most of them are charged with criminal actions. The facilities provided by some of these correctional camps are not enough at times to help the staff handle some of the inmates and they turn abusive and angry.The children sent to these juvenile correctional camps generally have to complete a period four to six weeks. These camps are open to children who require learning how to inculcate good habits such as exercise etc. It is also recommended for teenagers who have to learn how to lose their addiction to drugs. Many children become smarter once they enroll at these types of camps.These types of camps are regarded as correctional behavior centers for the main part. However, it is difficult for children to change their behavior in a couple of weeks. Some even learn bad habits from the children in the camp during their stay there. This sort of facility requires a continuous follow up once they complete the recommended period of stay. There are no lasting effects noticed as a result though the children may exhibit initial stages of reformation. They cannot reform in a short time and the chancing of relapsing again to their former behavior is very high (nearly 80%).The cost of sending a child to these types of care centers ranges from $5,000 to $18,000 for a month. Parents are willing to pay such phenomenal prices in the hope of reforming their children. It is less expensive if the children are sent to state-run camps rather than the private ones.Therapeutic programs are available where children learn many survival skills and this proves a better option than boot camps. They are taught to survive in their surroundings and live healthy clean lives.