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Enrolling your child in a summer day camp program gives your child opportunities for travel and recreation than you might not have the time to provide. If you are interested in sending your child to a day camp, then the following answers to some commonly asked questions might prove useful to you:

What are day camps?
Day camps are summertime programs for children and teenagers that offer structured daytime recreational activities. Children enrolled in day camps are often taken on field trips to parks, museums, sporting events, amusement parks, public swimming pools, beaches and innumerable other locations. They also organize activities such as basketball, soccer, volleyball and baseball games, as well as offer arts and crafts courses. They are operated by counselors, teachers and coaches that often act as mentors to the children, as well as supervisors.

What kind of day camps are available?
While basic day camps offer great opportunities for exercise, making new friends and learning new things, some parents would like their children to be enrolled in camps that offer specialized training or activities. You can find camps for particular sports such as football, baseball, soccer, tennis and basketball that offer coaching and training. There are music camps that give kids the opportunity to learn and play their instruments with masters in the art. There are theater camps that train students in performing arts such as acting, dance and singing, and allow kids to put on plays and dance recitals.

How do I choose a day camp?
Because you are entrusting your child into the care of strangers, you will want to research any day camp you choose most carefully. The camp you choose must have American Camp Association accreditation. The American Camp Association is an agency that ensures the quality of American day camps. Be certain that the camp is fully insured against accident and injury, and that the staff is trained in safety, counseling, coping with behavioral problems and first aid. Ask for a published document that delineates the camp's rules and policies.

 
 
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Gymnastics Unlimited Inc
110 Dolphin Rd, Bristol, CT 06010
Recreational gymnastics to Preschool and School-age children. USAG Competitive Program available. Classes, open gyms and birthday parties.
(860) 584-2644
Kenwal Day Camp
100 Drexel Ave, Melville, NY 11747
Preschool, Kindergarten thru Teens, Kenwal Day camp offers the best Day Camp around. Building children's self esteem, and letting them just be children are a small part of what we accomplish.
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(631) 694-3399
 
User Review: "They treat everyone like family my children get off the bus smiling and can't wait to go back every day! all they talk..." - JANINE (NY)
Spirit Daycamp
45 Louis Dr, Melville, NY 11747
Give your child a full of fun with Camp W. We offers skilled and traditional Day camp for children ages 4-14 sports, arts, Camp Carnival, Group Performance Skits.
(631) 692-6222
Gymnastics Unlimited Inc
815 Pine St Ste 8, Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 584-8687
Ymca
241 Trumbull St, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-4183
Renbrook School
2865 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 236-1661
Renbrook Summer Adventure Day Camp
2865 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 232-8410
Judd Farm Day Camp & Nature Center
1680 Guernseytown Rd, Watertown, CT 06795
(860) 274-9146
Camp Wah-Nee
Wahnee Rd, Torrington, CT 06790
(860) 379-2273
Holiday Hill Day Camp
41 Chaffeeville Rd, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
(860) 423-1375
Eagle Rock Day Camp
25 Mount Tom Rd, New Preston Marble Dale, CT 06777
(860) 868-9200
Peconic Dunes Infirmy
6375 Soundview Ave, Southold, NY 11971
(631) 876-5227
Jewish Community Center of Springfield Mass Inc
1160 Dickinson St, Springfield, MA 01108
(413) 739-4715
Wags Doggie Day Camp & Boarding
68 Mill Plain Rd, Danbury, CT 06811
(203) 744-9247
Nassau County 4 H Camp
3186 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 727-7513


Day camps provide children with social, educational and physical outlets, as they often involve sports, music, or science. Young boys and girls or teens are often are sent to day camps by their parents to get intense physical or education opportunities they wouldn't otherwise get. Day camps can include summer, soccer, basketball, swim, music, space, and more. They are often held at campgrounds, parks, fields, or lakeside areas. If it's an overnight or summer camp, children are separated into cabins and given their own bed or bunk. They are usually assigned a day camp counselor or leader, who then assigns a captain for teams. Sometimes camps, such as soccer camps, are run daily, for a few hours at a time, with no overnight stays. Travel soccer camps, for instance, may travel around the state a few times a week to compete. Camps are thought to be important to proper growth and development in teens and children, as well as proper social interaction skills, education, exercise and the ability to explore. Day camps are typically put on by city recreation departments, private day camp providers, organizations and associations. If you would like to learn more about day camps in your community, contact a counselor, provider, organization, or recreation association by looking in your local phone book or searching online directory listings. In addition, check out your local community center or school to inquire about day camps for your kid. Ask other parents for advice and recommendations as well as to the best recreation and sports programs in the area.
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