Finding the right summer camp for your child can prove to be a very disturbing experience as you will find a number of options for this. The location and schedule need to match your work and family schedule. Besides these points, you also need to look at the format of the summer camp.
Today you will find four basic types of summer camps available which one can settle for. These are such as the sleep away camps also known as the overnight camps, the day camps, the day programs which have trips along and the special needs camps. The day camps are those which are held in the day times and as the day ends, your children will be returning home for the camp will have closed then. If your child has never been out of home for such extended periods of time, then the day camps are actually the best option for them. The other name for the overnight camps as we have mentioned above is the sleep away camps. The name the camp assumes tells of the fact that with them the children will have a place for them to live in over the period of the camp. Children with a kind of disability will have their camps with the special camps. Here are some of the questions that may be relevant for asking when you are selecting the summer camps for the children you want sent out for camping.
Timings for the operations of the summer camp may be out of your own and in case this happens to be, you need to have confirmed from the camps if they offer before-care or aftercare services especially when you are sending your child to a day camp. What activities are there at the camp? Be very careful with this for it will determine your child’s experience at the camp and as such ensure that you settle for a summer camp which offers activities that interest your child.
If you are out for a sleep away camp enquire about the security policy. There are those camps which will not allow the kids to get admitted in with mobile phones and as such you must s well find out from the camp, about how they will be in touch with those at home for any need that they may have to communicate home. It is often a requirement with the day camps that they provide you with day snacks and always ensure that this is indeed provided.
You will as well need to pack a number of items for the child’s sleep away camp such as the clothes, toothbrush, toothpaste, combs hairbrush, bed linen and pillow, towels and many other items for toiletries.