How to Be Prepared for Summer Camp Season – By Eliut Morales


The school year is almost over! For parents, that means it’s time to look for summer camp opportunities for children. It may seem simple to find a camp, choose the dates, and sign up, but it takes a little more than that to make sure your child has a positive camp experience!

To start, talk to your child about their interests. Talk to them about activities like sports, cooking, or art. If your child doesn’t show much interest in sports, chances are they won’t have an enjoyable time if you were to sign them up for sports-oriented camps. Of course, children have many interests at a young age. When you search for summer camps, make sure to explore all the options and let your child choose from them!

Knowing what your children enjoy doing is the key to making sure they succeed in a camp environment. Your child may feel more comfortable doing activities they practice regularly. A camp that helps develop your child’s skills would guarantee an amazing camp experience for them!

If you’re searching for summer camps, be prepared with the right documents needed, which can vary by facility. Take note of emergency procedures, food policies, and road trip days to ensure your child is in a safe and welcoming environment.

Lastly, make sure you and your child are both comfortable with the idea of summer camps. When you find the right choice for you and your child, you can feel great knowing they will have a positive experience and create lasting memories with old friends and new ones.

Registration for summer camps is open at the Community Center! A wide choice of outdoor and indoor camps are available. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon! Registration can be done in person at the Front Desk, or online by following this link.

We’re excited to bring you another exciting season of summer camps filled with joy!

Eliut Morales is the Writer/Content Specialist for the City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation. He can be reached at 703-335-8872 or via email at

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