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Pick the Right Summer Camp with These 6 Tips

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As parents, you cannot just randomly select a summer camp to bring your kids to. In choosing the best summer camp for your child, there are certain things to consider and take note of. Renanim Preschool and Summer Camp is a Preschool in Riverdale, New York. As a preschool that offers summer camp for kids, we understand parents’ concerns about summer camps. As a guide for parents who still have not decided on where to enrol their child, take note of these six (6) tips:

  1. Ask about the kind of activities they do in summer camp.
    As you are not with your child for a month or two, it is best to ask for the itinerary or list of activities that they will be doing during the entire camp duration. When you have the list, it is easier for you to prepare the things your child needs for camp. Also, you can easily evaluate whether the thing they will be doing in camp are safe and meaningful.
  2. Make sure the camp is licensed or certified.

    When a camp is licensed or certified, you are assured of your child’s safety. Furthermore, if ever there are accidents that could not be avoided, you can expect the camp to take action especially in the financial aspect.

  3. Know the people behind the camp.

    Know the camp directors, staff and counsellors. If you can, know their backgrounds and expertise. Associate activities with the skills of the people working for the camp – Is there someone who can teach the kids the proper way of riding a horse? Is someone able to teach swimming? Is someone good in cooking? And so on.

  4. Ask about the return rates, both for the campers and staff.

    Check the return rates of the staff? Do 70% or more of the staff or campers return every summer? If more than half of the population return every summer, then the camp must be working wonders for everyone.

  5. Ask about how the camp disciplines campers and how they handle conflicts between campers.

    Without the parents, camp counsellors act as disciplinarians. Confirm with the camp organizers their means of discipline. How effective are they? Will the punishments be too harsh or just right?

  6. Read reviews online or ask from parents who have tried sending their kids to that summer camp.

    Online and offline testimonials are a great way to assess how great a summer camp is. Look for parents who brought their child to that camp you are eyeing on. Ask them how the experience was for them and their child. Take note of how much they spent, what changed they saw in their child, was it any good or not.

At Renanim Preschool and Summer Camp, you will definitely see a huge difference – a good one, when your child finally comes home from camp. As a Preschool in Riverdale, New York, your child is not only in good hands, but in the best hands.

If you are looking for a Preschool in Riverdale, New York, then call Renanim Preschool and Summer Camp at 718-601-1300 or email us at happydaysrd@gmail.com.

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