Summer is just around the corner and if summer camp is part of your summer to-do list, then this one’s for you! Let’s make sure you give your children the best summer camp experience. To help you find the best place for your child to spend their time this summer, I put together a list of factors to help you decide when choosing a summer camp.
- What is the summer camp’s main focus? The kind of camp Experience your child may want to have is very important. Do you prefer a specialized camp that focuses on a specific theme like sports, education, or arts? Or are you looking for a camp that offers a variety of activities? Make sure you know the general focus of each camp you’re considering.
- Who are the summer camp staff? Know who works at the camp and who your child will be spending time with. Are they trained? Have they worked with kids before? Depending on the camp, the requirements to be a counselor or coach can vary. You want the staff to be interested in engaging and interacting with your children.
- How does the camp communicate with the child’s family? Can you stay updated with your child’s progress at camp? Will you be notified if anything happens to your child? Find a camp whose communication with children and their families is a top priority to make sure you know where your child is at all times.
- What does a typical day/week look like? Does the camp have an organized schedule that will keep your children interested in the program? Is my child being included in all activities? Making sure that your child is engaging in activities they love may be the most important factor when looking for a camp.
- How does the camp approach discipline? Parents feel more comfortable with a camp that practices values and rules similar to their own parenting practices at home. If a child understands the rules and core values within a camp, they are more likely to have a positive experience.
What are the most important things you would look for when choosing a summer camp for your kids?