Programs To Expect In Summer Camps For Children

June 11, 2011   Filed under Travel

There are many things to consider when choosing summer camps for kids. There are different types of programs available for families to pick from. These summer weekly programs can be organized through private centers, government run facilities and daycare centers. Each type of program may be slightly different. This type of care will offer campers a chance to explore and have fun using a variety of activities and games.

Summer programs for should be fun and entertaining. Kids should look forward to going each and everyday. It is not like daycare, camp activities and games are run differently and camp staff are also trained differently than daycare staff. Camp staff will need to know CPR and first aid and have a criminal reference check complete. Their background training may involve some prior work with kids. Staff may be students or could be young people who are heading to collage. They will get lots of training and support from the organization and from activity books.

A childcare center will have a different area for their camps. There may be lots of trips planned during the week that involve fun kid destinations and swimming pools. There will be a program that is followed every week and a daily schedule.

Private camps may be run through specific organizations such as the; zoo, museum and art gallery. While specific programs can be fun, they may feature the same type of activities all week. A private center may have a certain theme that runs all throughout the summer, but they may break up the day by doing different things. Zoo camper may take part in many animal activities, but they may also do a craft, a sport and go swimming to break up the day. Government run programs may be organized through the city. These programs may be cheap and could feature weekly themes.

If a family requires extended care, then there are camps that will offer that service. Extended care may run a few hours before the official camp start time and end a few hours after camp has closed. Staff will watch the children and provide them with some free play activities.

Morning sessions may involve a group project that can be taken home. Activities may be designed around the theme of summer and may involve several steps to put together. Kids will be encouraged to use their imagination and work as a team. Doing a different type of project each day can keep campers busy and help to fill up the day.

In the afternoon, staff may take the campers swimming or on a trip. There are also neighborhood excursions that can take place to different parks. Outdoor equipment and toys can be brought out to use. Staff may also organize some fun water games or sports.

Summer Camps will not only do fun activities, sports, field trips and crafts, they will also have special themed days and lots of organized fun. Calenders may be sent home with parents so that they can view what will be happening throughout the summer months.

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