For many students in North Carolina, hot weather and thunderstorms mean the end of the school year and the start of summer camp. Current research from the American Camp Association states that over 14 million US students participate in some form of summer camp experience each year (2013 ACA Camp Compensation and Benefits Report, 2013). As school age professionals, you are in a strategic position to help mold summer camp learning into a time of growth for students and their families.
This guide has five key ways to help you and your program create a successful summer camp program year. Take time to stop and reflect on each of these tips and assess how they are implemented on a daily basis.