Choose A Good Summer Camp
Choosing a summer camp program for your
child involves some important research. Because the camp
experience will have significant impact on your child's
life, itís important for parents to learn to choose a
camp wisely. Many parents can benefit from guidance in
cheaper than overnight camps and usually run throughout the summer. Overnight
camps run a week or two at a time. It may be more economical to do a brief stint
at an overnight camp and finish out the summer at a day camp.
|| There are day camps that run from six in the morning to
about six in the evening. This gives kids the chance to experience life away
from home, but with the safety of knowing that their parents will take them home
in the evening. Kids who arenít ready for a night or a week away from home would
enjoy this option.|
Overnight camps are designed for children of all ages. Camp counselors are
trained to deal with homesickness, fears, and night waking. They know that going
to camp for the first time can be daunting for a child especially if they donít
know anyone there.
Kids with special needs are not left out of the summer camp craze. Camps exist
for weight loss, ADD, terminal illness, autism, severe handicaps, and more. The
professionals that staff these camps have a gift for working with special
children and meeting their needs.
When choosing a summer camp for your child, let them help in the process. Gather
as much information as you can online. Day camps
Take your child with you when you visit the facility. Let them get a feel for
where they will be spending their time. Your child may feel more comfortable if
a friend attends with them. Check with a relative or a schoolmate to see if
their family will be sending them to camp during the summer. If so, sending them
both to the same camp could benefit the kids.
If your child attends an overnight camp, send them as much mail as you can. Kids
love to get packages and letters from home while they are away. If the package
will take a couple of days to arrive at the camp, consider mailing some things
the day before camp starts. By the second day, your child will be getting their
first bit of mail.
Summer camp is great for parents, but can be a hurdle for kids. Letting them
help with the camp decisions will increase their comfort level. They may cry at
first, but rest assured, they will be making friends and having fun in no time.
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