Summer camps can be a great place for kids to explore new things — and give parents a break

This story is part of Amy Bell’s Parental Guidance column, which airs on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition.

As school wraps up for the summer, many summer camps are ramping up for a busy season.

But whether it’s a sleep-away, half- or full- day camp, they are expensive and incredibly difficult to get into.

There’s stiff competition for parents finding a spot that works for their children, considering age, interests, time and location. So are they worth it? 

Jenn Wint’s son is wrapping up kindergarten. She dipped her feet into the world of camps for the first time this year, and after striking out during spring break, she says she was determined to make summer camp a success. 

“I have

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