With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about summer plans for the kids. Summer camps are great places where your kids can have lots of fun and develop new interests. Here are few things to think about when choosing the right camp.
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1. Type – There are so many different types of camps–from language immersion to arts and theater to adventure, etc. Talk to your children about their interests and go from there. Choose a camp that you both can agree on. If your children are small, go for a camp that ecompasses all different activities. This way they can be exposed to a number of different experiences.
2. Length – The length of camp you choose will depend on the child’s age. There are camp programs that last half a day or full days. Also some camps are sleep away camps but these are definitely for older children.
3. Location – The location of the camp is very important because as the parent you will be dropping them off and picking them up each day so it probably would be in your best interest to choose a camp close by. Also if there was an emergency, it is always nice to be close by.
Once you have chosen a few camps that you are interested in, the next step is to get more information. Find out what the fees involved, what the camp to counselor ratio is, what training each counselor has received if any and also request a site visit to view the property grounds. Once you have done your due diligence then your ready to select your camp.
Here is a great resource to find camps in your area, The American Camp Association. Also don’t forget to check local magazines as they are great resources for finding camps in your area.
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