Summer Camp Reviews, please
A long-time kidHaven reader recently asked if I could whip up a little something to get folks talking about their children’s Summer Camp experiences. Says she’s been hearing a lot of mixed reviews about some of the popular camps around the area. And I agree. I hear a lot about a handful of Camps when talking to other parents – Common Ground, Schooner, Eli Whitney and The Y. These camps ALWAYS come up in conversation. What are your experiences this year at any of these camps? But what about other camps in the area – Creative Arts Workshop, Alphabet Academy, Peabody, Audubon Society, Parks & Rec, to name a few. I know there are a TON of other camps out there, too, what about those ones?
People tell me all the time that they are sooo grateful to hear what other parents have to say when they pose a question here on kidHaven. It does seem like a pretty awesome idea to collect some of your thoughts about Summer Camps now, while it’s fresh in your mind.
I know what you’re thinking, who has the time to sit down and write a long, beautiful, thoughtful review about What Your Kid Did This Summer?! So keep it short and simple if you have to. No worries. What’s important is your honest feedback. Doesn’t have to be an essay (but it could be!). It isn’t going to be graded either way :) Shucks. Make it easy on yourself. Open your computer, go to this page, pose the questions to your child, “What did you like about (blank) Summer Camp? What didn’t you like?” Type their answers then and there, fill out the rest of the form and done. Actually, I think it would be fruitful to include some of our kid’s thoughts among these reviews.
Here are some basics to be sure to include in a Camp Review:
- Name of the Camp
- Age of your Camper(s)
- A few sentences (or more) with some honest feedback – good, mixed, not so good.
- Specify child-written reviews otherwise it will be assumed your review is parent-written.
- Note: Your first name will appear below your review unless otherwise requested.
Send me some feedback about Summer Camp in whatever way is easiest for you:
- in a Comment below
- in an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or, on kidHaven’s Facebook page
Endless thanks for sharing your thoughts! ~kim