During the month of April, I plan my entire Summer Field trip Schedule. In fact, my field trip schedule for the preschoolers and the School-age children are slightly different.
The School-age children go on field trips every day and the preschoolers go on a field trip every other week. I plan daily field trips for the School-age children because they get bored being indoors all day and they need some time away from the program.
However, preschoolers need more supervision on field trips and I believe the liability is greater to take preschoolers on field trips every day.
So, here is what I recommend that you do before planning field trips:
- Create a field trip policy for your Summer Camp and train your staff on your policies.
- Places that you can take the School-age children every week include: The local park, Library, Free movie Camp and visit a local attraction. (For at least 1-2 hours a day)
- Plan to take the preschoolers on a field trip every other week and invite parents to join you, to assure adequate supervision.
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I look forward to planning a Cool and Fun Summer Camp For young children every year. In fact, I believe that a great Summer Camp begins with the Activities that are planned for the children.
The first step is to develop a weekly or monthly theme for your Summer Camp and start planning some cool Summer Activities for the children. Need some ideas?
The Summer is approximately 12 weeks and here are 12 Cool Summer Time themes that children love:
- Watermelon Fun
- Ice Cream Fun
- Let’s Go Camping
- Water Fun
- On the Beach
- Safari Adventure
- It’s a Luau
- Patriotic Fun
- Going on a Bear Hunt
- Summer Safety
- Summer Gardening
I also suggest that you plan special events during your summer camp, such as; having a Luau Day, Inviting the children to wear swim wear to Water Fun day; invite the parents to bring watermelon for Watermelon Day!
Moreover, be sure to plan lots of Art, Music/Movement, Science, Cooking, Sensory, Literacy and Math Activities, based on a Fun Summer time Theme.
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