Winter is coming to an end, which means springtime is here and summer break is right around the corner! Maybe you have a vacation planned or some fun poolside activities. While the summer fun may last for a month or so, do you have plans for when the boredom sets in? A summer day camp can give your child a chance to play with other kids while giving you a break. Learn how to find the best summer enrichment program for your family here! Click To Tweet
Tips to Find a Summer Camp
It might feel like the holidays just passed, but summer break is only a couple of months away. What are you going to do when you start hearing, “I’m bored” every hour? Outdoor activities only go so far, especially in south Texas where the heat can become too intense very quickly. If you’re trying to find a summer camp, but don’t know where to start, follow these guidelines:
- Define your Camp Experience
- Local or Out of Town
- Meet the Instructors
1) Define your Camp Experience
What are you and your children expecting from a summer camp? Do you want the traditional summer camp experience with outdoor activities and adventures? Or do you prefer an enrichment summer program? This may also depend on your children’s age and interests. Do you want them to use their mind to create art or music? Would you like them to learn about other cultures and communities? Many summer camps offer these educational activities for young children.
2) Local or Out of Town
Next, you must determine if you want to take your kids a few hours away for an extended period of time, or if you’re more comfortable staying local. While overnight camps might be fun for older children, younger kids will probably do better at a daytime camp in your local community. Has your child ever stayed away from you overnight? If not, then it’s probably best to take them to a day time camp nearby.
Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a summer camp for your young child, check with their preschool to see if they’re offering any day time summer programs.
3) Meet the Camp Directors
Don’t forget to meet the camp instructors. After all, they will be spending the majority of the day with your little ones. Introduce your children and see how they interact. You want to make sure that the teachers are passionate about their jobs and want to provide your kids with the best summertime experience. Bring a list of questions to ask the camp directors before committing to a specific summer camp.
Summer camps can be fun for children as young as three-years-old. Many programs will not only give you a little break so that you can get some work done but will also make learning fun. Your children will be excited to go to the right summer camp!
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