Whether you choose an overnight camp or a day camp like SportsTyme, it’s important to get to know the camp before sending your child. Here are some questions you might ask to help you to better get a feel for the camp and whether its an environment you want your child to spend time in.

What is the camp’s mission or philosophy? Understanding the camp’s philosophy and how it translates into the day-to-day activities of the camp can give you an idea of how well the camp is thought-through and organized.

Who runs the camp and who are the counsellors? Get to know the camp director’s background and why s/he started the camp. Also get to know the coaches or counsellors and meet them if you can. Do the counsellors receive any training? How about background checks?

Walk around the camp’s facilities, how do they feel? Camp should feel welcoming, fun, and safe. If you don’t feel like you want to spend time there, chances are your child won’t either.

What activities does the camp offer? Consider whether you want to enroll your child in a camp that focuses on one skill very deeply, but possibly ad nauseam, or whether there are a variety of activities to keep your child active and engaged.

How much does the camp cost? Watch out especially for additional fees like those incurred for field trip or for changing the dates your child will attend camp.

At SportsTyme in Central Florida, we have answers to all of your questions and more. Start by looking at our frequently asked questions page and registration page. If you still have questions, just let us know! We’re here to help you feel good about your child’s summer camp and are happy to answering any lingering questions.