As a working parent, you may be asking yourself, where will your child go for day camp. Whether summer camp or day camp for preschoolers during the school year, camp is a great way for kids to meet other kids, to be active, to learn, to be creative, to be adventurous and to be safe. Now that you are convinced that camp is just what your kids need, you may want to consider the following questions when looking for day camp or special program:
What are the hours? Are they flexible for your family? Will the hours allow both you and your spouse to drop off and pick your children up?
What is the ratio of teachers to kids? Are the instructors CPR certified?
What kinds of activities are available? Are the activities age appropriate? Will the kids go on field trips? Will they have special time allocated for play, arts and crafts, rest and relaxation?
What is the cost? Does it include field trips? Does it include lunches and snacks? Does it make allowances for vacation time? Are you obligated to the entire session? Can you make arrangements for the kids to go for one month or one week?
If your child has special interests such as ballet, gymnastics, swimming, art or music, you may want to focus on camps and programs that offer special instruction in those areas, or you may want to broaden their talents and let them try a new hobby with a friend. Each year is a great time for children to discover new interests and skills in more creative ways.