Looking for a summer camp? Check out our camp guide

We’re getting excited about our summer camp guide. Find in at campguide.austin360.com.

For this year’s camp guide, we offer a choose-your-own adventure to find the choose the right camp based on your child’s personality.

We’ve been writing about camp for 25 years and have shared a lot of tips.

Jessica Gonzales, from the Oak Hill YMCA, is outnumbered as her camp kids spray her with water guns as part of the festivities in the summer camp Olympics. The YMCA of Austin hosts its Summer Camp Olympics each year. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN 2015

Here are some of our favorite camp tip stories:

How to pick a camp

How to find the right summer camp for your kids

The questions every parent should ask when choosing a summer camp

Know what to ask before signing kids up for camp

Let kids try something new, challenging at camps

Our to-do list

Get your camp plans made with our to-do list

Pick your camp: How to map out your summer schedule

Plan for camp Mommy or Daddy now


Get swim lessons now before kids head off to camp

Take lice precautions before sending kids off to camp

Get your physical, medical forms lined up

Who’s on the list to pick up your child from camp?

Keep kids safe around water this summer

A guide to sun screen and sun protection 

Packing tips

Find the right containers to pack for camp

Get packing for camp with these tips

Special considerations

Talk to camp early about child with different physical, emotional needs 

Tips on paying for camp

Once at camp

Letters from camp: What they say and don’t say about your child

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