October 2012 Archives

It's Not Too Early to Start Planning for Summer Camp

Planning early for summer camp ensures that you will consider everything necessary to choose a camp wisely and start a meaningful discussion with your children. 

Many popular summer camps fill up fast and even start recruiting in September of the previous year. Early planning gives you a head start and relieves the pressure of the weeks before summer break. It also almost guarantees a slot at the summer camp your child chooses. 

Before you choose, you may want to check out our suggestions of the 6 questions to ask yourself when choosing a summer camp.

Planning for Summer Camp Early Saves Money
Even though the school year just started, most camps offer considerable discounts for early applicants. Be sure to understand the camp's cancellation policy before giving a deposit.

Schedule Appointments in Advance
You might want to check out the camp in advance to make sure that you get to know the staff in advance.  Not to mention the fact that many camps require a physical exam before enrollment. This doctor's visit is a great time to ensure your child is up-to-date with vaccines, prescriptions, dietary restrictions and allergies. Remember, schools often require physicals too, and most insurance policies only cover one annual exam per child. Think strategically about check-ups to avoid multiple visits.

Reserve Early to Ensure a Bunk
The most popular camps fill quickly each year, so it's time to grab your calendar and start planning summer activities for your kids -- if you haven't already.

To start looking for a summer camp, visit MySummerCamps.com or KidsCamps.com, the leading directories for summer camps in the USA.