How to Register for Summer
Camp: Everything you Need to Know
Summer Camp Registration Tips
you’ve selected a summer camp for your child, now comes the fun part:
registration. Registering early for summer camp will make your overall
experience less stressful and ensure that your child is able to secure a spot at
the camp of their choice. Read below for Pali’s tips on how to register for
camps start registering for the following summer as soon as camp ends.Registration deadlines (especially those with
pricing incentives) can easily sneak up on parents. One of the best tips for
staying on top of registration dates, especially if you’re looking at multiple
camps, is to keep a planner or Excel sheet handy which will allow you to note
your camp research, be sure to register for mailing lists, to receive marketing
materials, and request a brochure which should outline deadlines and enrollment
you coordinate your summer camp dates with any other plans you have for the
summer. For example, you don’t want to accidentally schedule your child’s camp
session at the same time as a family vacation or summer school events and
classes. Pencil in all of your summer plans ahead of time and then look for
camps to fill in any gaps.
has always been popular, but with summer programs becoming more and more
specialized, summer camp has become a staple activity for kids all over the
country. There’s nothing worse than your child being stuck on the waitlist for
their favorite camp because you waited too long to register, so make sure you
keep an eye on enrollment dates.
addition to securing a spot for your child, registering early can also help you
to save money since many camps offer early registration incentives.
Have All Your Forms Ready
enrolling for camp, you will need to complete your registration which includes
all of the information the facility needs to know about your child:medical forms, health insurance information,
emergency contacts, and often a short write up of your child:what they like, their interests and any
bunking requests. When you sit down to actually begin filling out your camp
forms, make sure you have all of your medical information ready to go. You’ll
need to complete your medical forms in order to fill in critical information
during the registration process, including all health insurance information,
lists of allergies, and dietary restrictions. Don’t wait until the day before you register to organize
all of the medical forms you will need, as this can lead to a stressful
scramble at the last minute.
Check Your Work
fill out the registration forms, double check your work to make sure that
everything is accurately filled out. Missing a step and accidentally leaving
something blank can lead to delays in processing your child’s registration.
Invite Your Child to Be Part of the
be afraid to let your child help you in the registration process. While you may
be filling in the bulk of the information, let children participate as well. Getting involved with the summer camp
registration process will help your child understand what to expect. Encourage them
to browse the website and become familiar with the camp itself, view photos and
read about activities and schedules. If your child is nervous about
being away from home, being involved in the registration process will help them
feel connected to camp before they even arrive.
Be Proactive About Payment Due Dates
also important to know whether your camp requires up-front payment, or if they
will accept payment plans. It’s also important to know what forms of payment
are accepted. Knowing whether your camp takes credit cards, checks, or both is
an important detail. You should also plan your payment ahead of time so that
you aren’t caught off-guard by unexpected fees.
aside, you may also want to consider purchasing cancellation insurance in the
event that your child has to withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances. With
insurance, you’re guaranteed to receive a portion of your camp tuition back
based on the date you cancel.
is now enrolling students for summer 2018. Visit our website to enroll today.