How to Pick a Day Camp for Your Child December 15, 2010
Before you know it you’ll be looking to fill the summer weeks with exciting activities for your son or daughter. I know what you’re thinking, we haven’t even gotten through the holidays yet! Why should I begin thinking about next summer?
Winter is a great time to start sorting out the summer day camp choices with your youngsters. If your child has never been to day camp before, they will certainly have many questions. If you begin planning now, you won’t feel rushed into a decision as Memorial Day approaches.
New Jersey Camp Shows
Your first stop should be a camp show, sponsored by the local chapter of the American Camping Association (ACA). These are held at locations around the New Jersey and metro area, and are a great first step towards finding out what different camps offer. Most of the shows are in January, and you can find a list of them by clicking here.
Bring Your Kids to Camp Show
When you go to a camp show, bring your kids and ask lots of questions. Don’t worry about trying to absorb all of that information at once – it can be overwhelming. Pick up materials from camps that you might be interested in, then go home and do your research. Check out their websites, call and ask for a visit (yes, most camps will offer you tours year round). And don’t forget one of your valuable resources – your friends. Find out where they’re sending their kids, and why they like the camp.
Prepare Early, Ask Lots of Questions
Preparing early will result in less stress for you, the parents, and a more enjoyable experience for your child. Of course feel free to Contact Hi-Hills Day Camp or call 908.234.0067 with any questions regarding how our Day Camp, Kinder Camp, CIT Program or Teen Travel works.