Directors of single sex camps speak of the many benefits, not unlike the headmaster of a private, single sex school. There is the break from the social pressures of having boyfriends/girlfriends and dressing to appeal to the other sex. If your child attends a co-ed school, a single sex camp provides a completely different summer atmosphere where they might feel freer to explore passions in the absence of the other sex – like arts for boys or sports for girls. If your son wants to stay up on his game for the summer, an all boys’ camp can provide more opportunities for intra-camp sports competition. They might have sports leagues in-camp because there are so many boys of all skill levels. Lastly, directors – and many teachers and psychologists – will tell you that boys and girls learn differently, so teaching skills to one sex (and not having to differentiate) can be easier and more effective. Many single sex camps still have socials with other area camps. These might be dances or consist only of sailing/archery competitions and lunch, for instance. Still other single sex camps may have all female staff and no socials with boys’ camps. If your son or daughter goes to a single sex camp, please share with us what you see as the benefits!