Preparing for kids for summer camp

Preparing Your Child for Kids’ Summer Camp

When signing your child up for a kids’ summer camp, here are five good questions to ask that will make preparing and packing for camp easier.


5 Questions to Prepare for Kids’ Summer Camp

Sending your child to a kids’ summer camp for the first time can be just as nerve-racking as the first time you dropped them off at pre-school. You’re not sure how they’ll like it, if they’ll make friends, if you missed anything while packing for camp, and so on. That’s why it’s a good idea to ask a few questions when you’re signing your child up to make preparing for camp a little easier.

These five questions will help take the guesswork out of packing for camp and ease some other common worries you might have:

1.     What is the drop-off and pick-up procedure?

You’ll want to know when and where to drop off and pick up your child. It’s also a good idea to leave a list of names of family members or friends who are authorized to pick up your child if you cannot.

2.     Are meals and snacks provided?

It should be clear when you sign up whether food will be provided at camp or not, but you might also want to ask if your child can refrigerate food that they bring. Be sure to communicate any food allergies your child might have and what options they have if a food that they’re allergic to is served.

3.     Do they need to bring anything special with them?

Generally, overnight camps will provide a packing checklistdetailing exactly what your child should bring. For day camps, it’s not always as clear. Be sure to ask if your child needs to bring special items like a swimsuit, water bottle, or change of clothes.

4.     How do I get ahold of my child in an emergency?

Make sure you know who to call or where you can go to pick up your child in the event of an emergency. If your child will be going to a location other than where you dropped them off (like a nearby park) make sure you know how to get there or who you can contact to find out.

5.     What is the procedure if my child becomes injured or sick?

It will help to know ahead of time what the camp’s procedures are for handling a hurt or injured child. That way, should you get a call that your child isn’t feeling well, you’ll know exactly what to expect.

In the spirit of preparing for summer activities, it’s also a good idea to make sure your car is ready for all of the driving you’ll be doing this summer. Make sure it’s up to date with scheduled maintenance checks and review your automobile insurance policy to make sure you have the coverage you need. Consider requesting a car insurance quote to see how much money you could save.

Katherine Link has experience writing and editing for the web. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Business. Currently based in Cleveland, Katherine enjoys baking, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Kathy Dalton
Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.
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