Getting ready to explore the options for a Spring or Summer camp around DFW for your child or children? Here are four important questions a parent could consider when it comes to sending off their children to a kids Spring or Summer camp:
What kind of camp is right for your children?
Discuss the variety of options available for spring or summer camp with your child and gauge their interests overall. Perhaps they would be into a camp that focuses on a specific activity like sports, education, or even theater, or maybe even just some time spent at a traditional camp?
What age should your child start attending camps?
In the end, this does depend on your child as an individual. Some parents start their children out at an early age with overnight camps or local day-long activities. Whereas some children may enjoy visiting a camp away from the parents at a later age. This can vary, depending on a few factors and discussing this with your child may make the decision easier.
Should they attend camp with a friend?
Your child might feel they will be more comfortable being away from home if they go with their friend. On the other hand, getting out of that comfort zone may be exactly what your child needs. Summer experiences can allow for cultivation of new friendships.
How long of a camp should your child attend?
Leaving home and being away for the first time can be something that makes certain children nervous and it’s important to keep this in mind before jumping into a weeklong camp that may leave them homesick. Start slowly perhaps with day long events or activities and maybe even camps you as a parent can attend with them!
Be sure to come to a DFW Camp Expo ready to discuss options with camp counselors and organizers! Follow us for more tips and help on finding the right Spring or Summer camp for your children!