What comes to mind when you think of Summer Camp? Long-lasting memories with friends? A newfound sense of independence? Certainly, neverending fun! For many parents, however, Summer Camp brings to mind various worries and concerns. Will my child make friends? What if they have an allergic reaction? Can Summer Camps operate safely in a pandemic?
Undoubtedly, these questions should be taken into consideration, so today we’re going to answer the top concerns that we hear most often from parents so that you can make the wisest decision for your child.
One of the most challenging aspects of childhood is the uncertainty that comes with forming friendships in an unfamiliar environment. Only slightly harder than this is sending your child to this new setting where you worry they may feel lonely.
While your child may be new to Summer Camp, you can rest easy that they will create countless friendships almost as soon as they arrive! From Day 1, your camper will be embraced into a small group led by a group counselor who will work diligently to ensure that they are included and valued. These small group settings also provide the perfect opportunity for your child to make new friends with other campers their age.
While there are plenty of exciting activities to look forward to, it’s truly the long-lasting friendships that make Summer Camp so memorable!
As a growing number of children develop food allergies, many parents are apprehensive about sending their child to Summer Camp for fear that they may experience an allergic reaction.
Thankfully, a growing number of camps are committed to being allergy aware, including Camp Sonshine. To provide a worry-free experience for our campers and their families, every parent is asked to pack a nut-free lunch for their child. Additionally, each counselor receives a detailed list of their campers’ allergies and ensures that their small group avoids bringing foods that other children are severely allergic to.
Summer Camp is an exciting time, and we want to ensure that every child gets to experience it!
In these difficult times, many parents are concerned that Summer Camp may not be a safe option for their child. To be sure, this concern is understandable and parents should take the health and safety of their families seriously.
However, as the world opens up, countless Summer Camps are dedicated to taking Covid-19 seriously while continuing to promote exciting experiences for their campers! At Camp Sonshine, we’re committed to having another safe, Covid-free summer by following CDC and local guidelines consistently. For more information on our Summer 2021 Safety Plan, click here.
Though the pandemic has shifted countless expectations for what summer should look like, we are confident that Summer Camp will continue to be a safe and caring environment for your child!