You called a Tips on Trips and Camps advisor because you want to find a sleepaway camp that is the best fit for your child. You have the brochures, have watched the DVD’s and spoken with the directors. Ready to decide? Not yet!! Before enrolling your child in any overnight camp or teen summer program, CALL REFERENCES.
There is no substitute for a conversation with a family whose child currently goes to a camp or has gone on a teen travel program. Ask them specific and detailed questions about their child’s experience. What did they love? What was not so good? How did the camp handle any concerns the parents had? How was the staff?
Decisions about where to go to sleepaway camp are multi-year decisions. Close the loop and finish the job by calling references.