Summer camp season is upon us. As you finalize your plans or are just beginning the process, Westtown’s Director of Auxiliary Initiatives and Camp Director, Brian DeGroat, has some tips to make your child’s camp experience one to remember – for the right reasons!1.When researching camps, start with your child, instead of with your choices.
There is no lack of camp options out there, from the highly specialized to the more traditional, all-things-outdoors. To find the best fit, start by having a conversation with your child and find common ground. Let their interests and goals take the lead, and good decision-making will follow.
- Do they want to stretch into new areas, or gain confidence from shining in their comfort zone?
- Are there skills they’re hoping to build, like becoming a stronger swimmer? Stepping up to service or leadership opportunities?
- Do they need something dynamic or would they prefer to focus on one theme per week?