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3 Reasons Why Picking a Summer Camp Early Is Necessary

3 Reasons Why Picking a Summer Camp Early Is Necessary

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Most summer camps do not open enrollment until late winter or early spring. However, that doesn't mean that you should wait until the last minute to make a decision about your child's summer camp. Early research about the various camps available to your family can have several benefits, including financial benefits, better preparation of your child for their specific program, and a greater choice of programs. 

Top 3 Reasons Why Parents Should Start Planning for Camp During the Winter

Finances

Some parents can be surprised at the cost of summer camp the first time they enroll their child. However, there are several ways that preparing for summer camp during the winter can help you cut down on the cost. 

First of all, being among the first to enroll your child when enrollment opens may qualify you for an early bird discount, reducing the overall cost. 

Second, early preparation gives you plenty of time to research potential grants and scholarships for your child. 

Finally, preparing early allows you to save a little each month, reducing the overall impact of summer camp on your immediate fiances. 

Preparing Your Child

While most children are excited to attend summer camp, they still need the social and personal skills to be successful at summer camp. Planning early will allow you to have plenty of time to teach your child about personal hygiene at camp while giving them opportunities to practice overnight trips with friends, family members, and their school. It will also give you enough time to build a camp kit for your child and test out the camp supplies you purchase. 

Selecting the Best Camp

There are hundreds of summer camps available to children. Looking for a summer camp early can give you plenty of time to assess their benefits without feeling pressured to enroll your child immediately. It also makes it easier for your child to get a place at the summer camp they prefer and in the program that they want. Finally, it allows you to pick a summer camp that works with your family's summer schedule or to plan your family's summer vacation around summer camp. 

While enrollment may still be a few months away, it is important to start thinking about where you want to send your child to camp this summer during the winter. This will help you make the best decisions for your family. 

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