Below are some helpful hints to make sure your child's camp experience is a great one!
Label Label Label
Whether it's your child's hat, water bottle or lunch bag don't forget to label everything – first and last name. For more valuable items consider including a contact number.
Medication and Allergies
Most camps will require a medical form be completed at registration. It is still a good idea to alert your child’s counselor of any medical conditions or allergies that could affect his/her experience. Make sure any medication is clearly labeled with instructions as well as emergency and physician contact information.
Emergency Contact Information
Make sure the camp has multiple ways of contacting you, your spouse/partner and your emergency contacts. Just as important, make sure you have all necessary contact numbers for the camp. Some camps operate satellite locations (i.e., soccer pitches, field trips) where access may not be through the main camp number.
Pickup RoutinesMost camps will ask for a list of people who are authorized to pickup your child. In these days of tighter security, many camps will only release a child to a designated individual with identification. Make sure anyone who will be picking up your child carries photo identification with them.
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Preparing a First-Timer for Camp
Going to camp for the first time should be celebrated by you and your child, not feared. It's an exciting time where children will get to explore new interests, build new skills, make friends and learn from mentors. But anything new may require some getting used to. Here are some ways to ease your child into camp:
Source: OurKids Summer Camps