Preparing to Send Your Child to an Overnight Camp

Posted on: 8 November 2017

To be sure that you're sending your child to the right overnight summer camp, it's important to know the ins and outs of these camps. By taking advantage of an overnight summer camp, your child will be able to have a unique experience that they'll remember for the rest of their lives. Many regions are filled with great camps, so consider these tips below to get the most out of shopping around. 

Make sure to find a camp that is accredited

If you are looking to get the most out of your child's camp experience, you'll be in good hands by finding the right camp. Start by making sure that the camp is accredited by organizations like the American Camp Association. You'll want to speak to camp directors to learn a little bit about the camp reputation and activities provided. It's important to look for an overnight camp that has the location that'll be best. For instance, you need to make sure you can easily transport your child to and from camp or at the very least ensure your child will be able to carpool with other campers.

Prepare your child for camp

It's important for you to get your child ready for camp so that they have a positive experience. First and foremost, get a packing list from the camp so that they have access to everything they need for the duration. Get a copy of your child's medical records and make sure that they're up to date on their vaccinations; many camps may even require you provide this information. Make sure that your child is involved in the process of getting ready for camp so that they can begin creating memories. Make sure that they pack essentials like sunblock in addition to any medicines that might need. 

Fit the camp into your budget

Finally, shop around for a camp that you're able to pay for without too much stress. Many camps offer payment plans, so take the time to explore such options. An overnight camp can cost up to thousands of dollars for the week. Look around at different camps and take brochures so that you're able to compare prices and evaluate what sot of activities are offered. The cost of camp will depend on the accommodations and meal plan that you choose for your child. 

Look into camps like Camp Walt Whitman to get a better idea of what your child may enjoy.

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