From Molly’s adventures at Camp Gowonagin to Z’s story of friendship at STEAM camp, American Girl’s characters’ stories have often celebrated the value of a camp experience for girls. But with so much to learn and so many opportunities available, it can be difficult to choose what camp is right for your girl. To help parents in that process, the American Camp Association (ACA) has put together a helpful online guide, “How to Choose a Camp,” with their recommendations for preparing for camp, coping with homesickness, and choosing a safe camp program for your girl, and they have generously agreed to let us share some of their best advice. First up: Day camps!
10 Questions to Consider When Selecting a Day Camp
Reprinted by permission of the American Camp Association.
Day camps offer a variety of programs for children as young as four years old, and everyone returns home at the end of the day. Because of this, there are specific points to consider when choosing a day camp: