SUMMER KIDS FEBRUARY 24, 2013 • 3
ENROLLING NOW FOR FALL 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR
OFFERING PRESCHOOL • PRE-KINDERGARTEN • KINDERGARTEN CLASSES
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3131 Columbia Ave.Lancaster, PA 17603717-295-1548
Camp Hours 9-3Flex Hours 7:30-9 and 3-5:30
June 17 - August 16Ages 3-10
A summer ﬁlled withlearning and exploration!
June 17 - June 21July 22 - 26 June 24 - June 28 July 29 - August 2August 12 - August 16 July 1 - July 5August 5 - August 9 July 8 - July 12 July 15 - July 19
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•Nature•Cooking•Annual Talent Show
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569-7352 Ext 2www.jcclancaster.org
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With a little help from the camp professionals at the American CampAssociation, here’s some sound advicethat helps parents sort through the choicesand beneﬁts that camp delivers. As springapproaches, parents and children can look forward to planning for the future — afuture that includes the opportunities for exploration and discovery that arriveswith summer camp.
How to Decide When YourChild is Ready for Camp
Children are ready for new experiencesat different stages. Parents know their children best and these questions can helpgauge whether this is the summer your child will start camp.
What is your child’s age?
Children under age seven may not adjusteasily to being away from home. Consider the day camp experience to prepare themfor future overnight camp.
How did your child becomeinterested in camp?
Does your child talk about camp on asustained basis? How much persuasion isnecessary?
Has your child had positiveovernight experiences away from home?
Visiting relatives or friends? Were theseseparations easy or difﬁcult?
What does your child expectto do at camp?
Learning about the camp experienceahead of time allows you to create positive expectations.
Are you able to shareconsistent and positivemessages about camp?
Your conﬁdence in a positive experiencewill be contagious.
A Camp for Every Child —The Perfect Fit
Camp can last for just a few days or stretch to all summer long. It’s well worththe trouble to investigate the variety of choices offered by camps before your child packs a backpack. These questionshelp you consider the options.
Near or Far?
Where do you want your child to go tocamp? Locally or far away? While eachcamp experience has something uniqueto offer your child, this is an opportunityfor families to assess what they value for their campers.
Originally printed in CAMP Magazine, reprinted with permission of the American Camp Association.
ou are considering a summer camp, but how tochoose? There’s a camp that is ideally suited forevery child, providing a summer of growth andfun whether your child attends a day or overnightcamp, a specialized or traditional camp.