How To Pick A Residential Summer Camp

Summer camps are an extraordinary place for children to learn to be independent and spend time outdoors doing things that they are unable to do during the school year. At summer camps, children spend time away from high tech equipment and instead focus on outdoor play and activities that develop communication, leadership, and other skills. However, picking a camp in New York is not easy because of the large number of them available. You may find it difficult to know how to pick a residential summer camp in New York.


Before you pick a summer camp in New York, you need to ensure that you agree with the summer camp mission or philosophy. Ensure that what the things that the camp will be teaching your children are things that are in line with what you would want them to learn. The perfect camp is one that not only gives children an awesome summer, but is also constantly teaching them. 


Another important criterion that parents need to decide when they are selecting a camp is the summer camp tuition. Some camps can be very expensive and offer plenty of luxurious summer camp facilities, but might be out of your reach. By using this criterion, you will be able to narrow down the list of camps. And remember, just because a camp is expensive doesn't mean it's the best! You can't base how great a summer camp is just on how much it costs!

Age of Child

Before you select a summer camp in New York, keep in mind the age of the child and ensure that they are ready to spend a week or longer away from you. Some children are ready for summer away from home when they are nine, others may feel more ready when they are a little bit older. As such there are camps that are meant for younger children and others that are for older children and teenagers. When you are looking for a sleep away camp, find out the age group of the children they cater to.

Communication with Parents

When you are sending your child to a summer camp near New York you need to ensure that you will be kept informed about any important issues. You need to find out how the camp will communicate with parents both about routine events and emergencies.

The summer camp should offer your child more than camp fires and marshmallows. The camp should offer a range of summer camp activities. Some of which your child is already interested in and some that you would like your child to develop an interest in or that they might be interested in starting. For instance, a camp that offers children a chance to learn and experiment with music while also introducing them to photography or nature would ensure that a child interested in music enjoys the camp even as they learn a bit more about the outdoors and/or photography. Camps should also have proper safety and emergency routines in place. Make sure that the camp you select has summer camp counselors and a camp director trained in safety procedures. The camp should also have emergency medical facilities. Additionally, the camp should have staff trained to identify and prevent instances of bullying, abuse, and sexual abuse of children by counselors and other children.

 Camp Kinder Ring, the best residential summer camp in New York, located in Hopewell Junction, is where every child feels cared for and nurtured while they learn valuable life lessons and have fun. To schedule a tour of the camp or for more information contact us at (845)-221-2771.


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