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Why Camper-to-Staff Ratio Is Important

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When you decide to send your child to summer camp, you do extensive research to ensure that you are sending them to the perfect camp. You want to be sure that they have a good time while they are away from home and that they are safe.

One important factor to consider when deciding on the right summer camp is the camper-to-staff ratio. When the ratio gets too high, say around 13 campers to one staff member, your child will not get the individual attention they deserve. In order to maintain the safety of the large group of campers, a counselor or other staff member will have to treat the campers as a homogenous group. Therefore, they will not receive focused, individual attention during the activities you have paid for.

If you want to ensure that your child gets the attention they deserve and you expect, you will want to look for a smaller ratio. Here are some other important reasons that you’ll want to ensure a low camper-to-staff ratio:

  1. A deeper understanding between staff and campers
  2. Heightened safety
  3. Higher morale among campers
  4. More accomplishments
  5. Active engagement in camp activities
  6. Reduction in instances of homesickness

If you are interested in sending your child to Jewish summer camp in Atlanta this year and are looking for financial assistance, please reach out to our office. We will be happy to assist you in finding the sources of funds that you need in order to send your child to camp.