How to tell which of those myriad summer camps is right for your child? Take this handy-dandy personality quiz to narrow your choices.
1. When shooed into the back yard, your child:
A. Runs nonstop and climbs the highest tree
B. Pulls out a magnifying glass and looks for bugs
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C. Paints a watercolor of the flowers
D. Organizes a baseball game
2. When it comes to getting wet, your child prefers:
A. A dunk out of a canoe
B. A puddle full of microbes
C. A hot shower
D. A regulation swimming pool
3. Of the following Wii games, your child prefers to play:
A. My Horse and Me
B. Endless Ocean
C. Guitar Hero III
D. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
4. If handed a blank piece of paper, your child:
A. Folds it into a paper airplane
B. Works out a math problem
C. Starts a novel
D. Sketches out a football play
5. Your child’s musical taste runs to:
A. Little Bunny Foo Foo
B. The theme from Star Wars
D. Team fight songs
If your answers were mostly:
A: Your child is suited to a traditional summer camp, with horseback riding, singing around the campfire, arts and crafts, swimming and lots of other outdoor activities.
B: Experiment with a science, computer or other learning camp, at the zoo, a museum or a local college.
C: You have an artistic child whose talents can be honed at camps for the visual arts, theater, ballet or rock ’n’ roll.
D: You’ve got a sports nut on your hands. Try camps for swimming, soccer, baseball, football, track, gymnastics, basketball, golf or tennis.