Advice For Parents

Advice for Parents, from NHCamps Directors

Is my child ready for residential camp?

Susan Chenet

Going to summer camp is a wonderful and fun way for a child to build self-confidence, learn and increase skills in a variety of activities, and develop an open and accepting view of all people.

Of course, camp directors want every kid to attend camp, because a summer camp is an extension of a child’s formal education. They also believe all kids can be ready for camp. Many parents also want their child to experience the wonders of residential camp, but...

Questions to ask when looking for a sleep-away summer camp

Susan Chenet

Looking for a summer camp that is a perfect fit for a family is a daunting task. There are thousands of wonderful residential camps. Before coming up with a list of questions to ask a camp director, decide which type of camp is best for the child by answering these questions:

  1. Is the camper more suited for a single-gender or a co-ed camp, uniform or non-uniform, competitive or non-competitive, specialized or all-around, or traditional or atypical...

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