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Easy Ways to Make Summer Camp Super Awesome

Cultivate an unforgettable camp experience with tips, tricks, and tools for kids going away, staying local, or hanging at home.

Topics: Recommendations

For lots of kids, summer camp is a highly anticipated opportunity to spend long days doing activities they love while challenging themselves and making new friends. Whether your kids are off on a weeklong overnight in the woods or signed up to code all day for a local computer camp -- or you're planning your own crafts and campfire activities at home -- we have tips, tricks, and tools to guarantee kids have a fun and engaging summer camp experience.

For overnight campers

For day campers

For stay-at-home campers

Angela Zimmerman
As manager of editorial partnerships, Angela is responsible for packaging and distributing articles and reviews to Common Sense's many content partners, helping people far and wide access advice and information around tech, entertainment, parenting, and everything in between. Angela's background is in music journalism and digital media. Prior to Common Sense, she was the editor-in-chief of the digital incarnation of Crawdaddy! Magazine, the first magazine of rock journalism in the US, and worked as a writer, editor, music researcher, and product supervisor for Wolfgang's Vault, a massive multimedia archive of music and rock memorabilia. When she's not watching episodes of Freaks and Geeks or Homeland, Angela is enjoying live music or happily outdoors in nature. Though she's an East Coaster at heart, born and raised, she currently lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Google+