Parent Open House
July 19, 2011
Senior Assistant Director
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
One component in the Parent Survival Guide is promoting a Camp Open House held prior to the first camp session.
Since communication plays such a crucial role in the success of the summer camp, offering an open house not only provides a easy enhancement to your program but also begins the relationship building process with patrons. Positive outcomes that come from offering an camp open house include:
- Brings campers and parent/guardians to the facility to familiarize themselves with activity locations, increase their comfort level and reduce first time anxiety.
- Allows seasonal staff to meet incoming participants in an open and fun environment.
- Components of the Parent Survival Guide can be featured at information tables to make sure the information was communicated even if not read by the participants.
- Provides the opportunity to review the first day documentation checklist with campers to ensure seamless registration on check-in day.