9 year olds (AC or Jr C ?)

9 year old campers are in the enviable position of being able to pick which camp they want to attend.  So which should you choose?   Here are some hints:

Counselor to camper ratio in adventure camp is 10-1 (or better).
Counselor ratio in junior camp is 5-1 (or better).

Adventure campers swim every day, sometimes including tubing and white water.
Junior campers swim every day,  including pools, rivers, lakes and splash pads.

Adventure campers can pack up their lunchbox and keep track of belongings.
Junior campers have more help with these things, if necessary.

Adventure campers go kayaking and stand-up-paddleboarding.
Junior campers visit children’s museums and playgrounds.

All campers take a swim test on Monday.  All swimmers take a float in deep, dark water.
Adventure campers who test as weak swimmers wear a life jacket in deep, dark water.
All junior campers wear a life jacket in deep, dark water.

In the end, parents know their child best and can usually make the best decision for their child.  We rarely make exceptions and allow 8 year olds to attend adventure camp.