When searching for a summer day camp it is important to find out if your child will have an opportunity to participate in the activities that he/she is interested in. It would be a good idea to find out if the summer camp gives both boys and girls equal access and encouragement to participate in a variety of activities.
It is a good idea to ask about sports activities and to also inquire about non-sports activities that the summer camp provides. Does the summer camp have arts and crafts, dance, gymnastics, martial arts, hands-on science. It is a good idea for a summer camp to expose children to a variety of activities.
A very important part of a great summer camp is how they handle medical attention to campers. It is understandable that children can get hurt or become sick at summer camp. However, a parent should pay attention to how injuries and sickness is handled by the summer camp staff. Are the staff members trained in emergency first aid and CPR? Does the summer camp staff carry medical first aid kits? It is important to be sure that all campers are required to submit proof of medical exams and immunizations. This is in everyone’s best interest at the summer camp. It is important to find out about the summer camp policy with regard to medical emergencies? How does the summer camp staff handle minor issues such as bumps, bruises, scrapes, and cuts?
It would be very helpful for parents to take a look at a sample summer camp schedule to get an idea of the itinerary. It is valuable for a parent to find out what activities and field trips the campers will be participating in. It is important to make sure that activities and field trips are age appropriate.