slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Thirteen Things To Look For When Choosing An Overnight Summer Camp

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 40

Thirteen Things To Look For When Choosing An Overnight Summer Camp - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 151 Views
  • Uploaded on

Camp Walt Whitman, located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, is the best coed sleepaway camp available in New England. Boys and girls from 2nd grade to teens have the time of their lives every summer. Visit site: http://campwalt.com/\n\nCamp Walt Whitman\n1000 Cape Moonshine Rd\nPiermont, NH 03779\n603-764-5521\[email protected]

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Thirteen Things To Look For When Choosing An Overnight Summer Camp' - garydavidwilliams


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide3

Choosing just the right overnight summer camp for your

youngster is a huge deal. After all, you’ll be sending them

off, without your care and supervision …

slide4

… for a big piece of the summer, and you’ll want to

be sure they’re safe, happy, having fun and

growing in positive ways.

slide5

By keeping a few basic must-haves in mind, you

can sleep a little easier on those much quieter

summer nights.

slide7

It’s great when your kids

have fun, but, arguably,

safety is the most

important component of a

sleepaway experience.

slide8

Are counselors and

instructors well-trained

and certified?

Are the grounds well-

maintained and is all

safety equipment

routinely inspected?

What kind of training

do counselors have?

slide10

They should also be background checked, have

verifiable references and have had a criminal

records search.

slide11

Is there a program in place to help

kids overcome homesickness?

slide12

Homesickness is a normal part of adjusting to camp

for many children and staff should be skilled …

slide14

Is it easy for you to communicate with the camp

regarding any concerns with your child?

slide15

While many camps allow kids to call home only in

emergencies, you should be able to easily get in touch

with camp staff if you have any issues you need to discuss.

slide16

You should know you’ll be immediately

contacted if your youngster is sick or injured.

slide17

Don’t assume the camp is accredited. Do your own

background check and make sure the camp is

accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA).

slide18

This is generally a good indicator that the camp will

do its utmost to ensure your child’s health, happiness

and safety.

slide19

What is the ratio of counselors to campers? A relatively

low ratio is best…with a camper-to-staff ratio of about 10

to 1 being optimum for kids 8-14 years of age.

slide21

Everything should be well-maintained:

Docks and diving boards

Rock climbing walls

Canoes and mountain bikes

slide22

There should be sufficient supervision on the

waterfront at all times and safety gear in areas like the

high ropes course should be in top shape.

slide24

Are kids encouraged to work as a team, to see the

other person’s point of view and to treat each other

and staff with respect?

slide27

If at all possible, visit a camp while it is in session.

This way, you can see if the kids and counselors

seem engaged …

slide28

… and that counselors seem interested in interacting

with campers. This is the best way to judge if the

camp seems right for your child.

slide29

Staff should be trained

in CPR and first aid.

slide30

Lifeguards should be certified and staff who

lead camping expeditions should have

wilderness certification.

Ask if there is a nurse or other medical staff

on-site or if a hospital or clinic is nearby.

slide31

Counselors and instructors should be chosen for their

integrity and character as well as personality. Find out if

there are specific training programs and what these are.

slide32

What is the return rate at the camp among both

campers and staff? A good return rate is around

50% indicating the camp is well-managed …

slide33

… and can preserve the traditions so important

to creating a sense of bonding and community

among campers.

slide34

Is the program itself exciting and well-rounded?

In a traditional-style camp, there should be a

range of activities to engage campers …

slide35

… so that every child can not only enjoy favorite

activities but can experiment with new and

exciting challenges.

slide36

If you\'re considering sending your child to an

overnight summer camp, be sure to visit our site

to learn about Camp Walt Whitman.

slide37

Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire,

Camp Walt Whitman offers a safe, nurturing

environment in a beautiful mountain setting.

slide38

Our camp is a coed sleepaway camp, with separate

areas for boys and girls. The kids have a blast, and

make friendships that can last a lifetime.

slide40

Camp Walt Whitman

1000 Cape Moonshine Rd

Piermont, NH 03779

603-764-5521

[email protected]

ad