Happiness: Camp is a child's world, created primarily for fun, and shared with leaders who understand the needs of children at their various stages of development.
Social skill: Your child will learn about getting along with others, sharing responsibility for successful group living, learn the full meaning of cooperation, comradeship and lifetime skills.
Healthy lifestyle: Children will eat well and participate in physical activity.
New experiences: New opportunities will be available for exploration.
Inspiration: Inspirational values can be derived from the environment and the wholesome quality of the camp community.
Self reliance: The temporary separation of children from parents can teach them to rely upon their own decisions and abilities.
Good citizenship: This can be learned by experience in an environment in which democratic group living is a necessity.
Fun: The joy of doing things with other campers and being able to be oneself.
Affection: Experiencing friendship with fellow campers and adults.
CAMP FOR THE CHILD
Your child is as important as the camp you select. Here's what to look for:
Preparedness: Is your child ready to be away from home? Has he or she been prepared by previous short stays away?
Personal needs: What are your child's special needs - security, discipline, group living experience, independence, group awareness?
Physical: Does your child need special consideration because of any condition?
Judgement: Can your child's needs be met best in a general camp, or in a camp especially designed for children with similar needs?
Leadership: Are the leaders mature, competent to guide children, and to supervise assigned activities?
Inspection: Have you visited the camp? Does the camp meet your child's needs?
Consider attending an open house at the camp. Have you talked to the parents of children who have attended this camp?
Purposes: What is the camp's purpose? Does it fit your child's purposes?
Personality: Are the living groups small enough to give your child a sense of security and belonging - to feel that he or she is an individual, not just lost in the crowd?
Facilities: Do the facilities of the camp make it possible for your child to develop new and desirable skills that are compatible with his or her potentials?
Standards: Is the camp a member of the B.C. Camping Association? Is the camp accredited by B.C.C.A., having fully met it's standards? Does the camp meet Provincial Health requirements?
-Bc Camping Association