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Friday, June 8, 2012

Summer Camps in the Carolina's

Hey there Mommies in the North Carolina area!
It's not to late to check out some of the best camps around you, Carolina Summer Camps is just the place to visit! Carolina Summer Camps to the Mommy rescue!

They have done all the work for you, compiling a comprehensive list of camps that will suit your family's needs. This awesome list has something for your sports fan, horse lover, artist, musician, chef, outdoors-man, camper, cheerleader, day camper or residential camper, even legos. A big thanks to Scott at Carolina Summer Camps for providing all this information!

What kind of camp are you looking for? Listings and information about :

  • Arts Camps
  • Sports Camps
  • Academic Camps                                       
  • Church Camps
  • Residential Camps
  • Specialty Camps
Take your pick of areas all across North Carolina from Asheville, Charlotte, Winston Salem, Greensboro, Kernersville, Cary, Durham and even on the coast at Wilmington!

 Each area has a downloadable pdf that contains a QR code that you can scan and pull up all the information via your smart phone or tablets, how cool for techy moms!
Durham Summer Camps info scan:   
Cary summer Camps info scan:                          

FAQ for parents

Are you a parent with questions, worried about sending your child away to summer camp?, think you can't afford summer camp, are you a teen that wants to work at a summer camp? All of your questions can be answered here and on the Carolinas Summer Camps website HERE
How can parents save money when enrolling their child in a summer camp?
•#1 Register early to take full advantage of all early-bird discounts!

•#2 ASK if they have scholarships, financial aid or a sliding scale.

•#3 Offer to volunteer at camp for a reduced or free camper

•#4 Ask friends of your child(ren) to register together for a group

How can parents prepare their children for attending their first summer
•Day camps are more fun when children know at least one other camper who
will be attending. Don't assume that they will be in the same group,
let the camp director know your preferences when you initially register
your child.

•Take a tour of the facility. Let them view their website ahead of time.
The more familiar they are with the environment, the less overwhelming
they will feel.

•For residential camps, make sure that this isn’t the first
time your child will be sleeping away from home. Let them practice
overcoming their separation anxiety with a couple of sleep-overs with
friends or family before going to a residential camp.


How do parents find if a summer camp has had any complaints filed
against them?
•Look up the camp on the Better Business Bureau for any grievances. (

•Ask your friends through social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,
etc.) if they have had any positive or negative experiences with the
camp. Your friends will tell you!

When should teens start sending in their resumes to camp directors for
summer jobs?
•Many Camp Directors start receiving resumes in January and February.
Don't wait. With the high levels of unemployment, there will be a
tremendous competition for jobs. Send
follow-up emails and make phone calls to show your interest.

Directors want
fun camp counselors who campers will enjoy being around, while also
respecting and obeying them. The more experience you have
working with kids,
the better. Volunteer with your local schools, YMCA, churches, scouts,
and other civic organizations to build your experience levels.


What qualities should parents look for in a great summer camp?
high percentage of returning campers shows that the campers had fun
last year.

low camper-to-counselor ratio. 10:1 is good. 5:1 is great!

trained in CPR, first aid skills, and conflict resolution techniques.

•Low staff-turnover shows good experience.

If my child takes medication during the school year, should he/she
take it for summer camp?
•First, consult with your child's pediatrician before ever deciding to
treating your child with any medication.

•Most children with allergy, asthma, diabetes, attention and impulsivity
conditions are not "healed" during the summer months. Many times it can
be worse with the heat, additional exercise, and being outside.
Children with medical issues usually need
special treatment to help them enjoy
their summer camp experience the most.

•For children who take medication
for their attention or impulsivity, it can be especially hard for them
to listen to instructions, get along with peers, and control their
impulses when they are not on medication.

So pack that bug repellent, NC has some giant mosquitoes you know,


Prepare to have a fabulous summer!

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