The Summer Camp Handbook. newly updated for 2015, is a complete guide for parents and kids to prepare for summer camp. We show you how to find and evaluate camps, prepare and pack for opening day, and how to insure that your child has the best time possible. The book is organized as follows:

PART I: THE CAMP EXPERIENCE

        The Summer Camp Handbook

     The Summer Camp Handbook

1. How this Book Will Help

2. Why go to Overnight Camp?

3. Knowing When the Time is Right

4. Different Types of Overnight Camps

 

PART II: SELECTING A CAMP

5. Focus your Search

6. Gather Information

7. Choose the Best Camp for You

 

PART III: PREPARING FOR CAMP

8. Emotional Preparation and Homesickness Prevention

9. Parents’ Feelings about Camp

10. Physical and Medical Preparation

11. Packing

 

PART IV: GETTING THE MOST OUT OF CAMP

12. Opening Day

13. Staying in Touch

14. Closing Day

 

PART V: BELLS & WHISTLES

15. Just for Kids

16. Guidelines for Considering a Shortened Stay

17. A Short History of Overnight Camp

18. Resources & References