parent guide

Are you sending your child to summer camp this year, but don’t know where to start looking? There are many summer camps in Virginia to choose from, so it can sometimes feel overwhelming to decide where your child will be spending a good portion of their seasonal break.

Here are some of the most important things you should look for when finding the best Virginia summer camp for your child.

Fun Camp Activities

Summer camp should be all about your child having fun, so it’s important to see if the camp you’re choosing has activities that interest them. For example, if your child is interested in science, AstroCamp could be a good fit because of the range of activities that include everything from hiking and adventure activities to unique electives like stargazing and building and launching rockets.

The best camp activities are the ones that pique your child’s interests and help them learn something new or push them out of their comfort zone.

Specialized Themes

On the topic of interests, it can be helpful to begin your search for a summer camp by narrowing down your options by themes. While there are many general summer camps, some are focused on specific interests and topics (i.e. swimming, art, theatre, ect.). AstroCamp is a STEM-based camp with state-of-the-art labs and experienced staff that is ideal for kids who are interested in the sciences.

Safe, Supportive Environment

It’s also important to ensure the Virginia summer camp you choose is safe. This starts by seeing if the camp adheres by American Camp Association (ACA) standards. AstroCamp undergoes an extensive ACA accreditation process every five years. The accreditation requires us to adhere to more than 250 standards ranging from health and safety to program design.

You will also want to understand how camp staff will be supporting your child. Are they trained in first aid and CPR? Are they taught to be supportive of campers while keeping them safe? These are all questions that you can find answers to online or by reaching out to a camp director.

A Day In Camp Life

Wondering exactly how your child will spend their time at camp? Take a peek at what a day in their life will look like. By understanding the location, camp dining, cabins, and summer camp activities, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of how your kid will be spending their days and if they’re being well taken care of.

AstroCamp offers all of this information and more on our website. You can easily learn more about your child’s home away from home so you can make the decision if it’s the right fit for them!

About AstroCamp

Kids and teens ages 8-17 who love science are sure to have the time of their lives at AstroCamp this summer. We always ensure our campers have a fun, engaging, educational, and above all, safe time during their stay.

Reach out to the team for more information on AstroCamp’s summer programs.

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