Carolina Summer Camps | Let Them Help You Find a Summer Camp
It’s that time of the year when parents all over the US start picking out summer camps for kids! There are so many choices here in the Carolinas that you can sometimes get confused. That is where Carolina Summer Camps and Charlotte Summer Camps can help you out!
They have compiled a great list of available summer camps in:
|Asheville Summer Camps||Greensboro Summer Camps|
|Cary Summer Camps||Kernersville Summer Camps|
|Charlotte Summer Camps||Wilmington Summer Camps|
|Durham Summer Camps||Winston-Salem Summer Camps|
What is so helpful about their lists is that they are not only set up by areas in the Carolinas, but they also have them sectioned by Art Camps, Sports Camps, Church Camps, Residential Camps and Specialty Camps. This helps parents find just the right fit for their small child or teenager.
If you are looking for detailed information on summer camps for 2012, don’t delay – check out Carolina Summer Camps today!
From their website:
F. A. Q. for Parents
How can parents save money when enrolling their child in a summer camp?
- Register early to take full advantage of all early-bird discounts!
- Ask friends of your child(ren) to register together for a group discount.
- Offer to volunteer at camp for a reduced price or for free registration.
- ASK if they have scholarships, financial aid or a sliding scale.
How can parents prepare their children for attending their first summer camp?
- Day camps are more fun when children know at least one other camper who will be attending. Don’t assume that they will be in the same group, let the camp director know your preferences when you initially register your child.
- Take a tour of the facility. Let them view their website ahead of time. The more familiar they are with the environment, the less overwhelming they will feel.
- For residential camps, make sure that this isn’t the first time your child will be sleeping away from home. Let them practice overcoming their separation anxiety with a couple of sleep-overs with friends or family before going to a residential camp.
How do parents find if a summer camp has had any complaints filed against them?
- Look up the camp on the Better Business Bureau for any grievances. (BBB.org)
- Ask your friends through social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) if they have had any positive or negative experiences with the camp. Your friends will tell you!
When should teens start sending in their resumes to camp directors for summer jobs?
- NOW. Don’t wait. With the high levels of unemployment, there will be a tremendous competition for jobs. Send follow-up emails and make phone calls to show your interest. Camp Directors want fun camp counselors who campers will enjoy being around, while also respecting and obeying them. The more experience you have working with kids, the better. Volunteer with your local schools, YMCA, churches, scouts, and other civic organizations to build your experience levels.
What qualities should parents look for in a great summer camp?
- A high percentage of returning campers shows that the campers had fun last year.
- A low camper-to-counselor ratio. 10:1 is good. 5:1 is great!
- Staff trained in CPR, first aid skills, and conflict resolution techniques.
- Low staff-turnover shows good experience.
What different types of summer camps are there?
- Arts Camps
- Sports Camps
- Academic Camps
- Residential Camps
- Specialty Camps
What special tips are advised for sleep-away camps?
- Kids love receiving notes, money and care packages–even if they don’t tell you.
- Having a friend who is going along can make the camp experience more fun.
- Share any concerns you have with the Camp Director, but let them deal with any discipline problems. Don’t be a “helicopter parent” who flies in to resolve problems and hovers to micromanage the details.
If my child takes medication during the school year, should my child take it for summer camp?
- First, consult with your child’s pediatrician before ever deciding to stop treating your child with any medication.
- Most children with allergy, asthma, diabetes, attention and impulsivity conditions are not “healed” during the summer months. Many times it can be worse with the heat, additional exercise, and being outside. Children with medical issues usually need special treatment to help them enjoy their summer camp experience the most.
- For children who take medication for their attention or impulsivity, it can be especially hard for them to listen to instructions, get along with peers, and control their impulses when they are not on medication.