2017 Winston-Salem Summer Camps
listing of summer camps in Winston-Salem.
A. Q. for Parents
can parents save money when enrolling their child in a summer camp?
early to take full advantage of all
- #2 ASK if
have scholarships, financial aid or a
- #3 Offer
to volunteer or work at camp for a
reduced or free camper registration.
- #4 Ask
friends of your child(ren) to register together for a group
can parents prepare their children for attending their first summer
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
2) If a camp facility is open when you register for camp, take a tour.
If not, take a virtual tour of the facility through looking on their
The more familiar your child is with the environment, the less
he/she will feel.
3) Watch videos and look at photos of other campers having fun at camp.
Look on the camp website and Google the camp name for additional
4) Print out the camp schedule for your child to read about a typical
day at camp---from the meals, free time, activities, to the bedtime
5) 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. Write a letter
(or email) to the camp director with any questions.
do parents find if a summer camp has had any complaints filed
- Look up
on the Better Business Bureau for
any grievances. (BBB.org)
- Ask your
through social media (Facebook,
etc.) if they have had any positive or negative experiences with the
camp. Your friends will tell you!
should teens start sending in their resumes to camp directors for
- Most camp
counselors return year after
year. Camp Directors start receiving job applications in
and February for their new positions.
- 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. Camp
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.
qualities should parents look for in a great summer camp?
high percentage of returning campers shows that the campers had fun
low camper-to-counselor ratio. 10:1 is good. 5:1 is great!
trained in CPR, first aid skills, and conflict resolution techniques.
staff-turnover shows good experience.
different types of summer camps are there?
- Arts Camps
special tips are advised for sleep-away camps?
- Kids love
receiving notes, money and care
they don't tell you.
- Having a
who is going along can make the camp
- Share any
concerns you have with the Camp Director,
but let them deal
with any discipline problems. Don't be a "helicopter parent" who flies
to resolve problems and hovers to micromanage the details.
my child takes medication during the school year, should he
take it for camp?
with your child's pediatrician before
ever deciding to
treating your child with any medication.
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 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.
A. Q. for Camp Directors
the difference between a Standard and Premium Complete
Listing shows : Camp Name
to Email address
logo, with link to website (Max. is 250 x 250 pixels)
Listing shows: Camp Name
to Email address
logo, with link to website (250 x 250 pixels)
Character Description (Camp dates & details)
extra links! (Youtube, Facebook, Twitter)
long do the listings stay active on www.WScamps.com?
December 31, 2017
do I include my color logo on my listing?
can I contact for questions about my listing?
Greg Wood at (336) 422-1215
Greg at: Greg@SummerCampDirectories.com
I upgrade to a Premium Listing?
The full amount you paid will be applied towards the upgraded listing.
is Google Analytics?
are other websites that provide this
same services, but this is free. All you have to do
is have your webmaster enter some HTML code on your first page of your
to install an invisible counter that starts tracking your visitors. You
can find all websites
that refer traffic to your website and even how long they stay on your
Analytics to get started and
find how to best use your advertising dollars.
Is it better to advertise on national or state-wide websites?
question! National marketing definitely has its
trying to draw campers from outside your state. Websites like ACAcamps.org
provide adequate national summer camp options. Since the overwhelming
majority of campers travel less than 3 hours to attend a summer camp,
camps do their best marketing when they focus on campers within that
provides ten regional summer camp directories for parents
to find the summer camp options closest to them in North Carolina.
helps parents find the Arts, Sports, Academic, and Specialty camps
within their city or town.