Camp Half Moon in the Berkshire Mountains since 1922, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

How to Pick the Perfect Sleepaway Camp

Even though we just finished the summer here at Camp Half Moon, have you considered what your son or daughter will be doing next summer? Hopefully the answer is sending them to our sleepaway camp in Massachusetts! Now, you may have already started the endless hours of research that comes along with the sleepaway camp search, and are probably feeling stressed and annoyed. But don’t worry, Camp Half Moon is here to help! We have a few questions that you can ask yourself while searching for the perfect sleepaway camp for your son or daughter next summer!

  1. How far is “too far”? Narrow down you list by crossing off the camps that you feel are too far from home. While the distance of the camp shouldn’t play too much of a role in your selection, we know that the thought of sending your child away somewhere far is scary. So, decide on a distance that is comfortable for you, and search for sleepaway camps that fall in that area.
  2. What kind of activities are your children interested in? Many camps offer a wide variety of different activities that campers can choose from. Look over the sleepaway camp activities with your son or daughter and ask if they would like any of these. If none of the activities spark an interest, move on to the next camp. The easiest way to guarantee that your child had a fun and positive experience at sleepaway camp is by sending them somewhere that offers activities that they love and cant wait to participate in!
  3. How much does the camp cost? One of the main deciding facts on a sleepaway camp is the price tag. Many of the sleepaway camp rates may seem out of reach or impossible to afford. But if you and your child fall in love with a camp with a high price tag, ask if there are any discounts or deal that you could possibly qualify for. One way to save some money is by signing up early, many sleepaway camps offer “early bird” discounts for families who sign up by a specific time. There are also often sibling and referral discounts, just call and ask!


If you’re interested in sending your son or daughter to the best sleepaway camp in Massachusetts, then send them to Camp Half Moon! Call us today at (413)-528-0940 for more information or to schedule a tour of our campgrounds.