A Complete Guide to Summer Camps: Dos and Don’ts

Excited for the summer camp? Well, why wouldn’t you be? It’s like a mini-vacation you take with your friends. Although summer camp in itself is a fun experience, the packing requires a lot of thinking and planning. Also, it takes no time for an awesome summer camp experience to turn into a horrific one. But don’t you worry; this is the list of a few simple dos and don’ts that you need to follow in your summer camp this year:

The DOs

The first and foremost thing you need to do before enrolling your kid in any camp is to check it out. Talk to the director and the teachers or counselors and check the camp’s environment properly. Also, while searching for a camp, make sure that you take your child with you so that he or she can tell you their preferences. Also, make sure that the locality is safe. If possible, try finding information or reviews on the camp on the internet, info that has not been written by the camp people, to get an objective assessment.

Choose your camp properly

The first and foremost thing you need to do before enrolling your kid in any camp is to check it out. Talk to the director and the teachers or counselors and check the camp’s environment properly. Also, while searching for a camp, make sure that you take your child with you so that he or she can tell you their preferences. Also, make sure that the locality is safe. If possible, try finding information or reviews on the camp on the internet, info that has not been written by the camp people, to get an objective assessment.
If you are a parent who is packing for your child; make sure you make a list of the things your child might need for the trip. Also, involve them in the process so that they know what is being kept in their bags. And if there is something lacking, they can inform you beforehand. If you are packing for yourself, thoroughly go through the list you have made after packing and keep making sure you have all the things that you need. Do not forget toiletries like tissue paper. And make sure to pack some fresh bed sheets just in case.

Make A Packing List

If you are a parent who is packing for your child; make sure you make a list of the things your child might need for the trip. Also, involve them in the process so that they know what is being kept in their bags. And if there is something lacking, they can inform you beforehand. If you are packing for yourself, thoroughly go through the list you have made after packing and keep making sure you have all the things that you need. Do not forget toiletries like tissue paper. And make sure to pack some fresh bed sheets just in case.
Complete all the paperwork that is required for your child to get in the camp. Ask the director or the other professionals whether anything is missing so you can complete the requirements. Also, talk to the director if your kid has any special condition or if he or she seems reluctant to attend the camp.

Do all the Paperwork

Complete all the paperwork that is required for your child to get in the camp. Ask the director or the other professionals whether anything is missing so you can complete the requirements. Also, talk to the director if your kid has any special condition or if he or she seems reluctant to attend the camp.
Always pack some emergency medicines like painkillers, bandages and some cotton and antiseptics. If your child has a special condition like asthma, pack an extra inhaler. Pack one extra tablet or capsule for every kind of medication he or she needs to take.

First Aid Kit

Always pack some emergency medicines like painkillers, bandages and some cotton and antiseptics. If your child has a special condition like asthma, pack an extra inhaler. Pack one extra tablet or capsule for every kind of medication he or she needs to take.

The Don’ts

OverpackMany parents, while packing for their child, tend to overpack the luggage out of a sense of needing to care for all their child’s needs. But you need to be smart while packing your child’s luggage. And if you are also packing your own luggage, it might seem as if you would need everything for a 2 week camp. But ultimately, you end up utilising only half of it. So plan smartly and pack only the essentials and avoid packing extra stuff. Overpacking will give you issues with carrying your luggage and you may also lose your things because of not being able to remember everything.

If you keep these small things in mind, your child will have an amazing summer camp experience and you will not