It is no small thing to choose a sleep away camp for your family. And it is your family we focus on, not just the camper. Sure, the camper has to be excited about going to camp and having a great time whilst there. But, when all is said and done, it is the development of the relationship in which we partner with families to help raise their children for three or six weeks that represents the biggest piece of success for a family.
The best way to start is to meet face to face. Home visits normally take one hour and give everyone a chance to get to know one another.
We show a lot of great pictures from the previous summer, answer and ask a lot of questions, and hope to have some fun along the way. At the end of the meeting, families should feel knowledgeable about:
– who the director is and the philosophy of the camp
– how staff are selected and trained and the director’s expectations of them throughout the summer
– the type of daily program and activities the camp offers
– how the camp deals with problem behavior when it occurs (because it will)
– how the camp differs from others in which you are interested for the coming summer
Just as importantly, you should leave the meeting feeling comfortable with your decision about whether or not to send your child to camp. As camp directors, we are happy to help with as many questions as you’d like to ask – it’s a long winter and we have the time!
If you would like to set up a time to visit with Camp Weequahic, please feel free to call. We travel quite a bit around the country (and Europe!) and would be happy to see if a home visit would make sense for your family. (And, yes, cookies are always welcomed!)