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Why Ask Your Camp Director These !0 Questions

by on Apr.03, 2011, under Travel

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Minnesota Summer Camp what a great place for your kid. The American Camp Association. suggest you ask these top 10 questions.

1. What’s the camp’s philosophy? Is it one you’re comfortable with? Is it a good match for your child? Is competition or cooperation emphasized? If it’s a camp run by a religious organization, what religious observances or practices are part of the program? If you’re looking at a sports camp that touts an affiliation with a celebrity athlete, how much time–if any–will the sports star actually spend there?

2. What does camp do with staff? First aid training? Drug Testing? Do counselors have criminal background checks? What’s the training all about?

3. What about return rates? How many counselors are returning this year? How many campers are returning? ask the director why? Still looking for that perfect camp Check out this Minnesota Summer Camps

4. What’s the ratio of staff to camper? Guidelines for overnight camps are for a 1:6 ratio for ages for younger children, and 1:10 for older teens.

5. What’s the age of Staff ? Eighty percent of the staff be 18 or older and that all staffers be at least 16 and a minimum of two years older than the campers they supervise.

6. What about Health Care? Overnight camp have a licensed physician or registered nurse on the site daily, Day camps should be have direct phone access. Be sure you are comfortable that the camp will be able to handle your child’s special health care needs.

7. How does the camp Punish and Discipline? Know what your camp’s rules are and what breaches would send a camper home. You should be comfortable with these.

8. What is a day at camp like? This will help you know if your child will find happiness with the level of activity. Is their choice in selecting activities.

9. Does the camp have vans for transportation? How often are camp vehicles inspected? Who will be driving them and what’s the training.

10. Ask for references. Finally and most important, get the names of parents with children the same age who have attended the camp.

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