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How to Pick a Camp from a DVD

by on Apr.06, 2011, under Travel

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As parents we need to look for opportunities that will help our children grow and mature. The right summer camp can provide just such an opportunity. But do not just settle for the camp where your child’s friends go. We are the owners of Swift Nature Camp a Children’s Summer Camp in Wisconsin. When looking for a camp, start with a goal in mind, make a list highlighting the items that you feel are most important for your new camper. Then, hop on the internet with your list in hand to help keep you focused as you narrow down your search and select your candidates.

Narrow your search to four or five possibilities, and then call or e-mail each camp to ask for information. Perhaps more important than printed materials, camps will send you a promotional video. Remember, these DVD;s are tools to help you find the right summer camp. But they are also tools for camps to SELL a place in their camp to you and your child. So keep that in mind when you view them.

Once all the information has arrived and you have had a chance to look at it and discard any from camps that you do not think will meet your needs, it will be time to share the information with your child. View the camp DVD with your child, and listen carefully to his or her comments. This will give you a good idea about what is important to your child about a camp. Be sure to explain to your new camper that the videos are advertisements, and that the camp may not exactly match the video.

While viewing the DVD watch the little details for clues that will give you an inside look at the camp’s philosophy and strengths. While you’re watching, look for the following information:

Does the video answer your questions about the camp? While there should be additional questions that you will want to ask the director, the video should give you a comprehensive overview.

What does the video emphasize? Pay attention to what activities and facilities get the most time in the video.

;Does the video answer your questions about the camp? While there should be additional questions that you want to ask the director, the video should give you a comprehensive overview.

What philosophies does the video suggest? Does the video seem to complement the philosophies expressed in the camp’s printed materials?

What level of sports are shown, in terms of skill and sophistication? If you’re looking for a specialty sports camp, does the level of play look too advanced or too basic?

What philosophical qualities does the video stress? Does the video seem to be consistent with and complement the philosophies expressed in the camp’s printed materials?

What is your and your child’s general impression after watching? Sometimes a gut instinct may tell you the most.

DVDs are a wonderful way to get a feel about each individual children’s summer camp, but it should not be the only factor in the important decision about a camp. Be sure to talk to the camp directors and talk to campers’ parents.

Not all programs are designed for the First Time Camper but look for one that is like ours at Swift Nature Camp.

Swift Nature Camp, a non-competitive, traditional coed Minnesota Summer Camps. Boys and Girls Ages 6-15 enjoy nature, animals and science along with traditional camping activities. Swift specializes in programs for the first time camper as well as adventures for teens. Jeff and Lonnie Lorenz have been the owners since 1996 of this Environmental Summer Camp

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