If you are considering day or overnight camp for 2017, touring a camp this summer is one of the best ways to give you and your child a real feel for the camp’s culture and program.
During camp tours, families can observe children taking part in all the fun activities the camp offers, see the bunks, and get a layout of the camp. Tours also gives parents a chance to ask the camp director questions while in the camp environment. It is essential for parents to make sure they click with the camp director and to ask key questions about the camp. There are many summer camps to choose from and touring can help families narrow down the options while also giving a child the feeling that he or she is part of the process of choosing the camp. The more involved a child feels in the decision making, the more successful the camp experience will be.
If it’s not possible to tour the camp during the summer, many day camps offer tours in the off season and overnight camp directors will do a home visit. Home visits will allow you to get to know the camp director and allow for the director to get to know you and your child.
Not sure where to tour? Contact the American Camp Association, NY and NJ’s Camper Placement Specialist Renee Flax for free, one-on-one advice in finding the right camp for your child. Renee can help you narrow down the choices based on your child’s interests and your family’s needs. You can contact Renee Flax at 212.391.5208 or visit acanynj.org.
Posted on Mon, May 23, 2016
by Jess Michaels