Summer Camp Questions to Ask

Summer camp is one of the most anticipated activities in a child’s life.  As parents, there are certain things you should know about choosing a summer camp for your child.

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It is a good idea to send your child to a licensed summer camp.  Licensed summer camps have met the criteria set forth by state health and safety standards.

It is a good idea to look at the price.  There are free summer programs out there for kids, however free doesn’t always mean good.  Generally speaking, camps that cost more are going to offer many more activities such as swimming, sports, arts and crafts and field trips.

It is important to ask about hidden costs.  Some summer camps have registration fees attached to them.  Some camps charge additional fees for field trips.  Some camps charge extra for door-to-door transportation.

It is also important to ask about the summer camp’s camper to counselor ratio.  Summer camps should not have a higher counselor-to-camper ratio of 1 to 5.

It is also a great idea to visit an Open House to speak with the summer camp staff and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Here are some questions to ask at a summer camp open house:

What areas do the majority of your summer camp campers come from?  How many repeat campers do you generally get each year?

What is the hiring process for summer camp counselors?

What is the age range of the summer camp counselors?  What is the return rate of summer camp counselors?

What is the summer camp philosophy?

Do you have any medical staff onsite at the summer camp?  How are accidents or illness dealt with?  Are summer camp staff members trained in first aid and CPR?

Can my child be in a summer camp group with his / her best friend?

Be sure to visit our website http://worldofdiscovery.org for more information.

Please visit us at one of our summer day camp Open House tours.  For more information about our next Open House tour, visit the World of Discovery Summer Day Camp Open House page.

Please feel free to contact World of Discovery Day Camp of Bayside Queens at P.O. BOX 604010 • BAY TERRACE, NY 11360-4010 • 718-229-3037 • info@worldofdiscovery.org. 1 GREAT SUMMER!

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