How to pick the right summer camp for your family
Choosing the right summer camp can be overwhelming. Looking for a reliable camp with activities that interest your child(ren) can be exhausting. With summer just a few months away, now is the time to start searching for the perfect summer camp, to attend open houses and parent workshops. Here are some tips that will make the process easier and help you pick the right summer camp for your family.
Keep your child(rens) interests in mind | Narrowing down on what activities your child likes best will help guide you towards the right program that will keep your child engaged and happy.
Get to know your camp family | Find out about the people that will be caring for your children during the summer months. Talk to alumni parents and voice any concerns you have ahead of time.
Explore food options and allergy precautions | Seek a camp that has clearly communicated and well-enforced allergy restrictions. If your child has a food allergy or restriction, speak to your camp of choice ahead of time to find out how they handle meals and snacks, as well as how any on-site food is handled and prepared.
Think about the location | Figure out the logistics of how drop offs and pickups would look like based on the camps you’re considering. If you have a tight schedule or multiple kids in varying ages, consider camps that provide transportation.
At the end of the day, find a camp that you know your child will love and one that makes you feel safe leaving your child in their care. Summer camps are beneficial while leaving positive memories to last a lifetime, especially if you take some time beforehand to ensure you choose the right camp for your child.
This post is in partnership with Pierce Country Day Camp, all opinions are my own.
Pierce Country Day Camp, founded in 1918, is the first and most prestigious summer camp in American History. It’s the only family-run summer camp in the area, with the current owner being the 4th generation! The key value for the camp is ‘Children First’.
At Pierce Country Day Camp, every day is a new adventure. They offer an extraordinary range of age appropriate activities including sports, arts, aquatics and more to appeal to the interests of all campers. Throughout the summer, campers have daily opportunities to play, learn and have incredible amounts of fun. Located in Roslyn, NY, the camp offers door to door transportation for families from Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, and neighborhoods in northwestern Brooklyn.
To learn more about Pierce Country Day Camp and the open camp visits, visit https://www.piercecamps.com.
Also, Pierce Summer Camp is now offering a VIP open camp tours, exclusive to LoveLaughMirch’s followers. The VIP camp tour will be hosted and guided by camp owners, Will and Courtney Pierce on March 18th (Sunday) from 12PM to 1:45pm. Here is the schedule:
- 11:45- 12PM: Arrival Time
- 12:00- 12:15pm: Meet and Greet, Welcome Orientation by Will and Courtney
- 12:15- 12:45pm: Guided Walking Tour by Will and Courtney
- 12:45-1:30pm: Arts and crafts in the Treehouse(spin art)
- Simultaneously will be a Q&A session for the parents
- 1:30-1:45PM: Wrap Up and End of Tour
Any parents or families who attend the VIP open camp and enroll on the day will receive a $500 discount per child. Only 20 spots available per camp tour date. Click the below eventbrite link to sign up and find out more info.
*Transportation to the Camp Tour is not provided