How To Choose A Summer Camp
Summer and camp are a chance for your child to experience something new, to prepare for their fall school experience and just to have a chance to have fun and unwind. Choosing a camp can often be a challenge but the first thing to do is to figure out WHAT DO YOU AND YOUR CHILD WANT?
Regardless of the age of your child, it is important that the ultimate selection of a camp accommodate all or some of the needs, interests, goals, and expectations of both parent and child. The parent must make an effort to understand what the child wants and why. A good way to begin is to sit down as a family and respond to the following questions:
- What do you and your child want to gain from the camp experience ? Learn new skills, develop more self confidence, improving proficiency in certain areas, become more independent?
- What are other expectations of the camp experience?
- What are the special interests that your child wants to explore?
- Are there any physical, intellectual, or social limitations that should be considered?
- What kind of emphasis will your child profit from the most? For example: Is a lot of structure desirable, is social interaction with members of the opposite sex important, or does your child need a place where he or she is encouraged to develop at their own pace?
For younger children or first time campers, Summer Camp at My Kids Clubhouse is perfect! We have small groups usually about 10 kids. They get plenty of time to have unstructured play time climbing and interacting with other children. Plus they play structured games, do arts and crafts, have snack and lunch. You can even do a 1/2 day or full day depending on how much camp you or your child wants. Also you can do just one day of camp or a whole week! You choose. Check it out and sign up early! http://www.mykidsclubhouse.com/services/camps/