There are certainly endless options when it comes to finding a summer camp for your child and as such you will probably find it an overwhelming task settling for the best one. The location and schedule need to match your work and family schedule. Alongside these, you as well need to have a focus on the format of the summer camp.
Nowadays there are four basic types of summer camps. The varied types of camps you will be sampling are such as the day camps, day camps with trips, the overnight or sleep away camps and the special needs camps. With the day camps, your child will be in the camp all day and at the end of the day they will have to return home. It is actually an ideal option for the child who has never been out of home for extended periods of time. The overnight camps, like we said above, are as well known as the sleep away camps. Like you can see from the name, the overnight camps will get the children room to live in during their camp. The special camps are those concerned with the children with some form of disability. Get some of these questions as those you will need ask as you settle for the right kind of summer camp to settle for and send your girl to this summer.
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. Ask what kind of activities the camp will be offering your son or daughter while 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.
Ask about the security policy when you are settling for a sleep away camp. Some camps have a no cell phone policy while at camp and as such ensure that you have a clarification on the ways your child may remain in contact with you while at the camp for any arising needs or issues. Snacks are a must provision for the day camps and as such ensure that such provision is allowed with the day camps.
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.