If it's your child's first time at sleep away camp, you might feel a little uneasy about leaving your child with someone you've never met. Sometimes getting to know the person a little better will help to put your mind at ease. In this post, you will find seven questions that will help guide the conversation so it seems more natural and less like a crime investigation.
Here are the 7 Questions to Ask Your Child's Camp Counselor:
- Are you from around here?
- What did you learn at staff training?
- What's your background working with kids?
- How do you handle it if someone gets hurt or sick?
- How do you help a child who is homesick?
- What awesome plans do you have in mind for this week?
- What is one thing you hope to teach the kids this week?
Whether this is your child's first summer camp experience or their 5th, they're likely in a new stage of childhood each year. They might have unique challenges or successes going on in their lives this year, and they're about to be the responsibility of another person for a week or more. What would you say to or hope for in their camp counselor?
When parents begin the search for sports activities for their children, one of the biggest questions we have is, “Will my child be safe?” We parents are not only concerned about the possible injuries that could be sustained on the sports field though. We, also, fear emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of coaches, trainers, or sports physicians. Especially in light of the recent conviction of Dr. Larry Nassar, who committed horrific abuses as a USA Gymnastics doctor, parents are searching for extra assurances that their child safety will be kept in mind while enjoying extracurricular activities.