Summer is coming, which means it’s time to think about choosing a summer camp abroad for your child! But how to choose a camp from such a large number of options? What should you pay attention to when choosing? We will talk about all this today.
We all know that children’s camps give a lot of useful life skills to children, you can learn a foreign language there, they develop character in children, they teach you how to make new friends and communicate with each other, and in general it’s a lot of fun! In our time, when you rarely see a child running around the yard to play with neighboring children, a children’s camp is a great opportunity to captivate a child into a world of adventure and discovery, in which there is no place for any gadgets. Being away from their parents, boys and girls learn to be independent, solve problems assigned to them, choose and make decisions. When choosing a summer camp, it is important to focus on the program that best suits the needs of your child, will be interesting and useful for him.
Consider one of the most interesting summer camps in 2022 – “Maker”, which is located in Singapore. Official website is – https://maker.sg/summer-camp
This camp can be called a benchmark among summer camps in this profile. Here, your children are offered an interesting pastime program. They are waiting for interesting, entertaining games, collecting Lego, robots, children’s programming tasks, etc.
The summer shift starts from May 30 to August 26, so you still have time to send your child to an interesting and most importantly educational place. The child must be between 7 and 14 years old. At a price that is 630 SGD it includes 2 snacks, a healthy lunch, t-shirt, all materials and a certificate.
Now, let’s learn, what you need to consider, before delving into the study of the features of a particular camp, we invite parents to answer some basic questions:
- Which camp would you like to choose for a child – with accommodation on the school grounds or in a host family?
- In which country will the camp be located? How far from arrival airport? How will the child get to school?
- What activities, besides language lessons, might be of interest to your child?
- Should the camp be focused on one specific topic (creativity, sports, music, etc.) or cover different hobbies?
- Do you prefer the camp to be away from the bustle of the city or be within the city?
- What are your children’s friends doing? Do you want your child to go to camp with their friends or make new friends there?
- How much are you willing to spend on your child’s summer camp vacation?
- How long will your child stay at the camp?
These questions will help you narrow down your choices to a few options. Now it’s time to get into the details. Be sure to contact our consultants and find out the answers to the questions below.
- How is a typical day at camp?
- How long has this camp been in existence? While modern day camps may offer the very best entertainment for kids, there are a large number of camps that have proven themselves over the years, as evidenced by the large number of children who return season after season.
- What is the ratio of the camp staff to the number of children?
- How are children accommodated for accommodation – by age or by interests?
- What is the main mission of the camp? Education or recreation?
- How equipped is the camp and what activities are offered for children?
- How many extra-curricular activities can a child participate in at the same time? What is the daily schedule?
- How were staff selected and trained?
- Does the camp provide adequate security?
- What is the camp policy regarding phone calls and family visits? How often can a child communicate with his family?
- What can a child bring to camp?
- Is there a transfer from the airport to the camp and back
- Do the children visit other cities or countries during their stay at the camp?
- What’s new during the week and do the programs differ in any way from week to week?
Remember that these are two big differences: to convince yourself and your child of the correct choice of the camp, and to force the child to go to the chosen camp if he is not ready yet. Take the time to do a little research, make a decision with your child, listen to your intuition, and above all, be prepared for your child to spend an unforgettable summer and vacation in a children’s camp abroad!