- Know your options. When looking for a camp, parents should choose American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camps. They meet the highest standards.
- Know if flexibility is an option. Can you sign up by the week and choose half or full days during the summer months?
- Know your wants. Parents should consider what they want for their child from the camp experience, e.g. a vacation from school or an opportunity to develop new skills through fun and meaningful experiences.
- Know the camp. Call and ask questions about staff training, all-inclusive pricing, trips, special events, ratios, activities, policies and safety procedures. If there an EMT on staff? Are staff CPR and First Aid Certified?
- Know what activities your child is interested in. Include your child in the decision making process.
Finding the Right Day Camp for Your Child: Tips for Parents
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