If Your Child Is Hyperactive
Can your child sit still and listen to directions? Does he get hyper only in certain situations, such as rough play or sports? Would his hyperactivity be a safety hazard at a swimming pool or on a bus?
If so, opt for a camp with a low counselor-to-camper ratio, where he can be monitored. Many parents think that sports camp is perfect for hyperactive kids, assuming that activity will allow kids to let off steam. In some cases, this is true. But for a child who can’t regulate his moods or can’t “turn off the switch,” sports camp presents too many challenging situations.
Hyperactive kids will probably do better in a specialized camp that combines quiet time with activities, says Rosenblatt.