Not every camper likes co ed camps. And you know your child. You know what kind of environment she will grow and shine in and thankfully there are camps that cater only to girls, if that is what you and your child want. Many of the camps are also affiliated with the Girl Scouts, and that does give you an extra feeling for security, knowing that the camp has to adhere to Girl Scout standards.
But no matter what, you need to do your homework and check out all the details before you allow them to take charge of you child. How long has the camp been in existence. How long has it been under the current management and what work and educational experience do they have and what criteria do they use in hiring the rest of the staff? What kind of medical staff do they have and how far away is the nearest hospital? You do no want to think that something serious could happen, but the fact is it can. Accidents can happen to any one at any time in any place. It is simply a fact of life and you have to be prepared.
When you register at the camp, tell them everything about your child. Medications are handled by the camp nurse. They need to know any medical conditions, any fears the child may have. They need to know if the child is allegoric to anything, food or any type of drug that many be administered at a hospital like penicillin for example. Do not leave anything out.
If these camps are not near you, use them as a yard stick so to speak to judge other camps. They are considered some of the best.
Once you make your choice, relax and let your child have a great summer. You will know if she did when she comes home pleading to go back again next year.
Camp Rim Rock for Girls
Accredited by American Camp Association
P.O. Box 69
Capon River Road
Yellow Spring, West Virginia 26865
Toll Free: 800-662-4650
Camp Rim Rock for Girls has been in operation for over 50 years. They have everything a girl could want. Horses, heated pools, canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the river, tennis, basketball, dance and that is only a partial list. The camper will have a choice of going into the general camp program and experience a little bit of everything, or a specialized camp such as sports, horseback riding or crafts. The camper staff ratio of at least 4:1, depending on the activity.
Lake Of The Woods Camp for Girls
The girl who comes here will enjoy archery, crafts, tennis, golf and more. Each camper gets to pick from over 40 different activities to personalize her camp experience either with activities she is familiar with, or she can choose to learn some new things. The camp is for girls aged 7-15 and is limited to about 160 campers. The directors have over 20 years camp experience,
Camp Cleawox is a Girl Scout Camp, located on the beautiful Oregon Coast. They are accredited by The American Camping Association. They have different programs based on the girls grade level. They take girls form grade 4 to grade 10.