Before visiting a camp fair, consider what type of program and camp environment will fit with your child’s interests and personality. Each camp provides unique programming and approaches. While at a camp fair, parents may want to ask the camp directors the following questions, as well as others you may have, to help you determine which camp is the right for your child:
- What is your camp’s mission and philosophy?
- What type of child is successful at your camp?
- What is your camp’s program?
- What type of training and education do you and your staff have?
- What are the safety procedures?
- What are your enrollment options?
- How does your camp handle special needs?
Keep in mind that the more open families are with camp directors, the better informed they will be when it comes to making a decision.
For parents searching for a camp, camp fairs are great ways for parents to find out what a camp is really like before registering their child for camp. New York Family and the American Camp Association, NY and NJ have 14 camp fairs in various locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn this season.