Questions to Ask in Your Camp Search
To give you a deeper understanding of camps, visit them, meet the staff, and come prepared with questions.
● Group size: How many students are in a group, or room, or activity? What is the ratio of supervising counselors and staff to campers? For a day camp, the American Camp Association guidelines call for 1:8 for children ages 6-8; 1:10 for children ages 9-14; and 1:12 for ages 15-18.
● Training: How many hours of training do counselors receive? What training programs do summer staff participate in? Do they have CPR and First aid training, and emergency plans?
● Communication: How does the camp communicate with parents on a daily basis?
● Mission: How does a camp describe its goals and outcomes? How do they achieve them? How is the curriculum designed?
Finding a camp that meets your family's unique criteria is not always as easy as it seems. You need to dig a little deeper, ask the right questions, visit the camp, build a relationship, and make sure there are activity options that allow for personal growth.
Summer @ Westtown attendees thrive in a rich and rewarding environment where Action-Based Education is at the core of every activity. The options abound, and our programs feature the flexibility of mixing and matching programs to fit your individual needs.