can parents save money when enrolling their child in a camp?
#1 Register early to take full advantage of all early-bird discounts!
#2 ASK if they have scholarships, financial aid or a sliding scale.
#3 Offer to volunteer at camp for a reduced or free camper
#4 Ask friends of your child(ren) to register together for a group
can parents prepare their children for attending their
camps are more fun when children know
at least one other camper who
will be attending. Don't assume that they will be in the same group,
let the camp director know your preferences when you initially register
2) If a camp facility is open when you register for camp, take a tour.
If not, take a virtual tour of the facility through looking on their
The more familiar your child is with the environment, the less
he/she will feel.
3) Watch videos and look at photos of other campers having fun at camp.
Look on the camp website and Google the camp name for additional
4) Print out the camp schedule for your child to read about a typical
day at camp---from the meals, free time, activities, to the bedtime
5) For residential camps, make sure that this isn’t the first
time your child will be sleeping away from home. Let them practice
overcoming their separation anxiety with a couple of sleep-overs with
friends or family before going to a residential camp. Write a letter
(or email) to the camp director with any questions.
should teens start sending in their resumes to camp directors for
camp counselor jobs?
accept resumes throughout the year, but they do the majority of their
interviews and hiring from January through March.
With the high
levels of unemployment, there will be a
tremendous competition for jobs. Send
follow-up emails and make phone calls to show your interest. Camp
fun camp counselors who campers will enjoy being around, while also
respecting and obeying them.
experience you have
working with kids,
the better. Volunteer with your local schools, YMCA, churches, scouts,
and other civic organizations to build your experience levels.
qualities should parents look for in a great track out camp?
high percentage of returning campers shows that the campers had fun
low camper-to-counselor ratio. 10:1 is good. 5:1 is great!
trained in CPR, first aid skills, and conflict resolution techniques.
Low staff-turnover shows good experience.
my child takes medication during the school year, should my child
take it for camp?
with your child's pediatrician before ever deciding to
treating your child with any medication.
with allergy, asthma, diabetes, attention and impulsivity
conditions are not "healed" during the Track-Out months. Many times it
be worse with the heat, additional exercise, and being outside.
Children with medical issues usually need
special treatment to help them enjoy
their Track-Out camp experience the most.
For children who
for their attention or impulsivity, it can be especially hard for them
to listen to instructions, get along with peers, and control their
impulses when they are not on medication.
How are the Standard and Premium listings different?
Listing shows : Camp Name
to Email address
logo, with link to website (Max. is 250 x 250 pixels)
Listing shows: Camp Name
to Email address
logo, with link to website (250 x 250 pixels)
description (Camp dates & details)
extra links! (Facebook, Twitter & Youtube)
are other websites that provide this
same services, but this is free. All you have to do
is have your webmaster enter some HTML code on your first page of your
to install an invisible counter that starts tracking your visitors. You
can find all websites
that refer traffic to your website and even how long they stay on your
Is it better to advertise on national or state-wide websites?
marketing definitely has its
advantages--especially when you
are trying to draw campers from outside your state. Websites like ACAcamps.org
provide adequate national summer camp options. Since the overwhelming
majority of campers travel less than 3 hours to attend a summer camp,
camps do their best marketing when they focus on campers within that
provides ten regional summer camp directories for parents
to find the summer camp options closest to them in North Carolina.
helps parents in over 90 cities find the Arts, Sports, Academic, and
Specialty camps in their city.