A camp is a supervised program for just anybody, conducted traditionally in an outdoor area / venue. Participants who attend a camp are generally known as campers.
The traditional view of a camp as a woody place with hiking, canoeing, and campfires is evolving, with greater acceptance of newer summer camps that offer a wide variety of specialized activities. For example, there are camps for the performing arts, music, magic, computers, language learning, mathematics, children with special needs, and weight loss. In 2006, the American Camp Association reported that 75 percent of camps added new programs. This is largely to counter a trend in keeping up with current trends and demands, and the growth in supplemental educational programs.
The primary purpose of many camps is educational or cultural development. A camp environment may allow participants to take healthy risks in a safe and nurturing environment. Whether it’s a sea based camp, mountain based camp, or camps in national parks, schools, urban areas, etc. camps are great learning place for adventure, experiential education and fun.