When searching for a summer camp, preparation is key. Parents should visit a summer camp open house and be prepared with a list of questions to ask. It is important to find a summer camp that is safe and fun.
The first question that you should ask at a summer camp open house is how long has the camp been in operation. Then you should find out if the summer camp is licensed by the Board of Health.
World of Discovery Summer Camp of Queens, NY has been in operation for 30 years and is fully licensed and insured.
1. What is World of Discovery Summer Camp’s philosophy?
The philosophy at World of Discovery Summer Camp of Queens, NY is simple. We aim to provide a safe environment for children where they will be exposed to a variety of fun activities. We foster an atmosphere where good sportsmanship, cooperation and friendships are paramount.
2. How does World of Discovery Summer Camp hire and train summer camp counselors and staff?
Our summer camp staff members are all subjected to criminal background checks? Our division leaders and assistant directors are all certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Training. We hire the best high school and college students in Queens, NY. Many of our summer camp counselors have been campers themselves. The majority of our summer camp counselors return from the previous season.
3. What is the ratio of counselors to campers at World of Discovery Summer Camp?
The American Camp Association guidelines for summer day camps calls for 1 counselor for every 8 children for campers ages under 8 years of age and 1 counselor for every 10 campers ages 9-14 years old. Campers ages 15 require 1 counselor for every 12 campers. Our ratios are much better. Campers ages 4-5 years old have 1 counselor for every 2.5 campers. Campers ages 6-9 have 1 counselor for every 3 campers. Campers ages 10-12 have 1 counselor for every 4 campers. Campers ages 13-15 have 1 counselor for every 5 campers.
4. How old are the counselors at World of Discovery Summer Camp?
Our counselors range in age with the majority of our counselors being above 18 years of age.
5. What is World of Discovery’s approach to discipline? How does World of Discovery handle conflicts between campers?
At World of Discovery Summer Camp, situations are first handled by the counselors. Counselors explain to campers what good behavior is and are good role models for campers. If counselors cannot handle a situation properly, then Division Leaders will need to get involved. Division Leaders are more qualified and have more experience in dealing with behavioral issues. In the rare event that the Division Leader cannot fully eliminate the unwanted behavior, then an Assistant Director would be notified. At this point, the parent of the camper would be notified.
6. What does a typical daily schedule at World of Discovery look like?
A typical day at World of Discovery Summer Camp begins with roundtrip door-to-door transportation from your doorstep directly to our summer campground in Bayside, Queens. Campers will have the opportunity to engage in sports activities, arts and crafts, hands-on science, swimming, eat lunch and embark on 2-3 weekly trips to some of the most exciting child-friendly locations that New York City and Long Island have to offer.
There are plenty of other questions to ask. We look forward to answering as many questions as you can think of at one of our Summer Camp Open House Sessions. For details and directions to our Summer Camp Open House, call us at 718-220-3037, email us at email@example.com or visit our Summer Camp Open House page at http://worldofdiscovery.org/openhouse.html .