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What to Look for in a Summer Enrichment Camp


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Summer enrichment classes can help your child gain valuable computer skills.

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The Benefits of Summer Enrichment Camp for Kids:

At community college camp, kids can further develop their:
  • innate curiosity
  • critical thinking skills
  • social skills
  • self-confidence
  • unique interests and talents
  • and more

What to Look for in a Quality Program:

When inquiring about community college camps in your area, be sure to ask the following questions:
  • What types of programs do you offer?
  • What is the counselor-to-camper ratio?
  • Do you do background checks?
  • What security precautions do you take?
  • Are medical personnel on staff?
  • What would happen in the event of an emergency?
  • Do you offer transportation to and from camp? If so, is there an additional fee?
  • Do you offer early drop off early/late pick up?
  • What is the cost?
  • What does a typical schedule at your community college camp look like?

Where to Find a Summer Enrichment Camp Near You:

Contact your local community college and ask whether they offer a day camp option for kids. In addition, you can also search for community college camps online, and ask your child's teachers, as well as fellow parents, for recommendations.

Typical Summer Enrichment Camp Activities:

Community college camps offer many fun and exciting activities, such as:
  • stimulating courses
  • discussion groups
  • hands-on learning opportunities
  • mentoring
  • cooperative learning
  • and more

For more options, read 10 Affordable Summer Camp Options.

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