These camp planning posts have useful tips whether you have your grandchildren for a week, or the neighborhood parents are sharing summer activity duty, or you are running a STEM summer academic experience. Be sure to download the free printable forms for parent communications and for counselors and volunteers!
As you plan a camp or any other activities with children, it’s important to remember that children have basic needs: physiological, safety, belonging, and esteem. Their growth needs include cognitive and self-actualization. (For more, research Maslow’s hierarchy of needs).
Camp planning posts
Upbeat graduation songs for camp etc. Tips for your closing ceremonies with multimedia presentation and suggested songs to use.
9 tips for camp counselors and volunteers Free printable forms and tips for working with minors to maintain safety and privacy.
4 tips for summer camp management Free printable forms for health information and medicine, photo releases, dress code, and behavior. If you are caring for children not your own, you will need some of these forms!
Children’s classics for camp videos Tips for showing videos as a calm time after lunch. How to find movies based on classic children’s literature or STEM focus.
Resource links for camp planning
- Camps help make children resilient from American Camp Association
- Ultimate Camp Resource
- Start a camp from American Camp Association
- Start your own summer camp from Parenting
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