March is decision time for so many families looking for sleepaway camps and teen summer programs. So how do you make that final choice? You have spent so much time researching the sleepaway camp options, calling summer programs and checking references. We hope you have also called a Tips on Trips and Camps advisor! How can you be sure? The answer is you can’t, but you can be confident in your decision if you have done at least these things:
– Call the director. Don’t simply speak to whoever answers the phone; speak to the person who runs the camp!
– Ask the tough questions: supervision, safety, staff qualifications, facilities, food, medical.
– Call references
Once you have completed a thorough camp search, go with your gut. There is such a thing as overthinking this decision, so trust your instincts. If you wait too long, camp will be full!