It's important to send your kids to a summer camp they'll be excited about, but be sure to consider your family's needs and interests when searching for the right one.
Here are some tips and recommendations from the nation's leading child care and education provider, KinderCare Learning Center.
Establish Your Family's Goals and Interests
Ask your child about his or her interests. Discuss potential types of camps and identify the area or areas he or she is interested in.
Identify Your Needs
Realistically evaluate your schedule and needs. Consider the program's ability to be flexible. Can the program accommodate extra hours, days, or weeks of care should you need them? Ask for the program's definition of a 'full day'. Some full day programs only operate hours such as 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Look for Camps That Have Variety
Your child will want variety day-to-day. Look for programs that have a range of activities, experiences, and opportunities.
Balance Learning and Fun
For your child, summer is a break from school and learning. But in order to keep your children from losing the valuable information they received during the semester, find a program that incorporates learning activities in a fun way.