Vegas Kids Summer Camps are all over the valley! We have been working on a great list for you to look over, please let us know if we missed anyone by leaving a comment on this post! Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post, we have Tips on questions to ask potential camps and Tips on how to prepare for Summer Camp!
Vegas Summer Camps Directory
Questions to ask directors of prospective camp programs:
- What is the camper return rate? – returning campers mean happy campers!
- How old and/or experienced are the counselors?
- What is the counselor-to-camper ratio (ACA recommends 1 staff member for ever 6 campers)
- What kind of training or education is required of the staff?
- Are staff required to be certified in CPR and first aid?
- What type of screening procedures are used when hiring staff?
- What is the camp program’s approach to discipline? Is it something that you and your child are comfortable with?
- Can you supply references, especially the names of other parents whose children have attended the program?
- Can the camp accommodate health concerns and other special needs such as allergies, asthma, dispensing medication, diabetes, etc.?
Summer Camp Preparation
- Make plans for a visit to the camp with your child, especially if she’s anxious about going to camp.
- Consider arranging for a first-time camper to attend with a close friend or relative.
- Begin packing several weeks in advance to avoid last minute shopping trips or scrambles to find that ‘must-have’ favorite shirt.
- Put your child’s name or initials in all clothing (at least important items) with a laundry marker and make sure she helps you pack, so she knows what she’s bringing.
- Familiarize yourself with any camp regulations regarding food and money.
- Include plastic bags or a laundry bag for wet or dirty clothing.
- Spend time talking to your child about what camp will be like and listen to any fears and concerns.
- Send a letter to your child at camp before camp begins to that she will have a letter waiting for her on that first, very important day.
- Care packages can be the highlight of your child’s day when at camp, but think smart when putting one together.
- Look into your camp’s phone call regulations and discuss them with your child.
- Be realistic. Like the rest of life, camp will probably have its high and low points.
Plan ahead and Have A Great Time!
Make not to to miss our online magazine, Summer Fun Guide! Coming out soon our emagazine will be full of our trusted resources!