Stylish Stepmom Heidi Ducato stopped by with guidelines to follow when considering a summer camp for your children.
What to consider when choosing a camp:
*Cost – what is your budget?
*Distance – how far away is it from home?
*Activities – what kind of activities does it offer? Does it fit the needs of my child?
*Length – how long is the camp? How many days would my child be there? What to consider when reviewing the camp:
*Typical day at camp
*The qualities and condition of facilities/equipment.
*The counselor to kid ratio.
*Ask for references/testimonials.How to prepare for camp:
*Talk to other families that have attended the camp.
*Visit with camp director and camp, if possible.
*Go over daily schedule with child prior to starting camp. The better prepared they are, the better.
*Problem solve with the child on various scenarios of what could happen at camp and what to they should do. How to pack for camp:
*Every camp has guidelines/specifications. Make sure to follow their list and information.
*Don’t buy new clothing and/or shoes. They are there to play and have fun. They don’t want blisters from brand new shoes. Use what they already have.
*Shower supplies and toiletries should remain together in a container to take to bathhouse.
*Put the camper’s name on EVERYTHING – with Permanent marker, labels, tape, etc.
*Make sure medication is in original container with procedures for medical staff.
*Send along small items from home – stuffed animals, pictures, favorite blanket.
*Pack a disposable camera.
*Pack stationary and/or journal to write home and/or write about their camp adventures.
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