Are you looking for some summer camp tips for parents? It won’t be long now until the kids are out of school and headed out for some fun adventures. However, before that, it’s important to get prepared ahead of time. That’s where I come in.
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Summer Camp Tips for Parents
When I was younger, I loved going to various camps. In fact, my first camp was church camp and it was just half a week. When I got older, I went to a week long 4-H camp a couple of years in a row. While I always enjoyed getting away and doing something different, I know that my parents worried about me the whole time. It’s with that in mind that I’ve come up with these summer camp tips for parents.
- Send the kids off prepared. By that, I mean go over the camp’s materials as they usually contain a list of suggested items to bring. If not, think about all of the different activities they will be participating in and determine what items they will need for those events. For instance, if they are going to be outside, you will probably want to pack sunblock and bug protection of some kind. Getting prepared ahead of time can allow you to think of items they might need instead of worrying you forgot something. It can certainly ease your mind when you’ve packed a first aid kit or something of the sort (oh and include a flashlight).
- Get them a camp physical. Some camps require kids to get one before attending. Either way, it can act as another peace of mind when you know they are going off in good health. Plus, right now, CVS’s Minute Clinic is having a special $20 off camp physicals promotion.
- Research the camp. Read up on what happens at the camp and read others’ reviews of it. Go visit it before hand, if possible. Ask questions. If you know more about where you’re sending your child, you will feel better about sending them there.
- Get a friend to go. It may be easier to allow your child to go if you know another child going with them. That way, they have a buddy with them. Plus, be sure to let the child know they may call home if need be.
- Allow them to have fun. I know that you will be worried about your kid, but if they realize how concerned you are, they might not enjoy it as much. So, tell them to be safe but have fun.
So, what do you think of my summer camp tips for parents? Did I leave anything out?