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I still remember the Excel spreadsheet my husband created when our son was in grade school. We were trying to patch together multiple summer day-camp options that would be fun and enriching for him and that would also, frankly, help us out with child care while we both worked. We talked with friends, read everything we could get our hands on, poured over websites … and cobbled together a plan. What we didn’t have was great advice — like the tips from our experts, below — on how to go about the whole process.
With this advice, you’ll know where to start looking, what questions to ask, and you’ll even nab a few tips on what to do once you’ve chosen the right camp(s) for your child. Happy summer-camping!
Once you decide on a camp, you’ll want to make sure your child has a great experience. These suggestions from Donna Schwartz, associate executive director of Siegel JCC day camps for children and teens in Wilmington, Delaware, has these suggestions:
Kathy Sena is a freelance journalist specializing in parenting issues. Her son has done everything from science experiments to basketball to swimming at summer day camps. She still swears by her trusty Excel spreadsheet.