Frequently asked questions are listed questions and answers.
My child or teen is nervous about going without a friend. What should I do?
Most campers go to camp or on a trip or program alone. The staff is trained in helping children adapt quickly to their new environment and new friends. in addition, this is a very good way to “reinvent yourself” away from the people you know at home. I told my son that, and it really helped him!
How are camp counselors and trip leaders hired? How do I know that they are reliable and safe?
Camp directors spend the whole off camp season on this! They rely on personal interviews, references, and background checks. In addition, there is extensive training prior to the camp season or trip.
Does the camp/program accommodate special diets? medications?
Absolutely! Most camps have extensive infirmaries with staff to dispense medications. Trips and programs for teens have a designated staff member to take care of this issue. They have all become acutely aware of food allergies, and many camps and programs have become nut free. It is also possible for campers to attend who have special diets such as gluten free, vegetarian, kosher and others. Of course you should always check with the individual program.