A. Q. for Parents
can parents save money when enrolling their child in a summer camp?
- #1 Register early to take full advantage of all
- #2 ASK if they have scholarships, financial aid or a
- #3 See if yuo can volunteer in exchange for a
registration for your child(ren).
- #4 Sign-up your child and a friend at the same time
and see if they have a discount for registering multiple children.
can parents prepare their children for attending their first summer
camps are more fun when children know
at least one other camper who
will be attending. Don't assume that they will be in the same group,
let the camp director know your preferences when you initially register
- If a camp facility is open when you register for
camp, take a tour.
If not, take a virtual tour of the facility through looking on their
The more familiar your child is with the environment, the less
he/she will feel.
- Watch videos and look at photos of other campers
having fun at camp.
Look on the camp website and Google the camp name for additional
- Print out the camp schedule for your child to read
about a typical
day at camp---from the meals, free time, activities, to the bedtime
- For residential camps, make sure that this
isn’t the first
time your child will be sleeping away from home. Let them practice
overcoming their separation anxiety with a couple of sleep-overs with
friends or family before going to a residential camp. Write a letter
(or email) to the camp director with any questions.
do parents find if a summer camp has had any complaints filed
- Look up the camp on the Better Business Bureau for
any grievances. (BBB.org)
- Ask your friends through social media (Facebook,
etc.) if they have had any positive or negative experiences with the
camp. Your friends will tell you!
should teens start sending in their resumes to camp directors for
- NOW. Don't wait. With the high levels of
unemployment, there will be a
tremendous competition for jobs. Send
follow-up emails and make phone calls to show your interest. Camp
fun camp counselors who campers will enjoy being around, while also
respecting and obeying them. The more experience you have
working with kids,
the better. Volunteer with your local schools, YMCA, churches, scouts,
and other civic organizations to build your experience levels.
qualities should parents look for in a great summer camp?
high percentage of returning campers shows that the campers had fun
low camper-to-counselor ratio. 10:1 is good. 5:1 is great!
trained in CPR, first aid skills, and conflict resolution techniques.
Low staff-turnover shows good experience.
different types of summer camps are there?
Church Camps and Vacation Bible Schools
special tips are advised for sleep-away camps?
- Kids love receiving notes, money and care
they don't tell you.
- Having a friend who is going along can make the camp
- Share any concerns you have with the Camp Director,
but let them deal
with any discipline problems. Don't be a "helicopter parent" who flies
to resolve problems and hovers to micromanage the details.
my child takes medication during the school year, should he
take it for camp?
- First, consult with your child's pediatrician before
ever deciding to
treating your child with any medication.
- Most children with allergy, asthma, diabetes,
attention and impulsivity
conditions are not "healed" during the summer months. Many times it can
be worse with the heat, additional exercise, and being outside.
Children with medical issues usually need
special treatment to help them enjoy
their summer camp experience the most.
- For children who take medication
for their attention or impulsivity, it can be especially hard for them
to listen to instructions, get along with peers, and control their
impulses when they are not on medication.
A. Q. for Camp Directors
the difference between a Standard and Premium
Listing shows : Camp Name
to Email address
logo, with link to website (Max. is 250 x 250 pixels)
Listing shows: Camp Name
to Email address
logo, with link to website (250 x 250 pixels)
extra links! (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter)