Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you create a safe camp environment?

Answer:  Camp safety is our number one goal.  We work hard all year long to make sure our camp safety is top notch.  We are ACA accredited and follow guidelines, we hire very responsible staff and train them (which includes a test of our detailed handbook/procedure guide), employ procedures that promote safety and supervision, and are in constant communication.  We also implement a behavioral policy that is strict but fair, and requires that all campers exude good behavior, do not engage in bullying, and contribute to a safe and welcoming camp environment.

What are your instructor to camper ratio?

Answer:  It depends upon the camp, but typically our ratios are 1 instructor to 8 campers… or better.  We strive to create a camp environment where campers receive excellent supervision and high levels of attention during instructional and recreational periods.

How do you keep campers interested throughout the program?

Answer: We try our best to accommodate every campers interest. Based upon the level of the camper we adjust the activities to meet their needs so to not make anything too easy or too challenging.

Is there a way to keep my child with their friends?

Answer: Yes! While campers are typically grouped by age and ability, you are able to request that your child be grouped with a friend/s during the online registration process.

Do you have an on-site camp director?

Answer:  Yes!  Our onsite camp directors manage each camp location.  They are trained to make sure that daily operations at camp are running smoothly.  Camp directors are available onsite to answer your questions, and are available by phone and email if you need to communicate with them during the day.  You may also communicate with staff from our central office.  These positions are highly sought out, and we hire the best.  Camp directors also work directly with our camp office, communicate on a daily basis, and offer great support to campers and instructors each day.  Our central office also allocates camp directors from our leadership team who visit each week to help ensure a high quality camp environment!

Do you have early arrival and extended day?

Answer: Lavner Camps does have early arrival and extended day!  We offer early arrival from 8am to 9am and extended day from 3:30 pm to 6pm. During this time campers are able to interact with other campers in the program by playing board games, table ping pong, shooting hoops and so much more!

Why should we choose Lavner Camps?

Answer:  At Lavner Camps, you will “experience the difference.”  Our mission is to provide the best camp experience available… and we do.  Here are some of the things that we offer to provide a great camp experience:

  • Attention to Safety
  • Top-Notch Camp Locations
  • Excellent Staff
  • Innovative Specialty Camps
  • “Cutting Edge” curriculum
  • A camp office that believes in excellent customer service and communication with our camp families
  • Camp owners who are passionate and hands on!
  • Extremely high retention rate of campers and growing each year, especially through word of mouth referrals.
  • Incredible media coverage – local and national!
  • A proven track record of thousands of campers who succeeded and love Lavner Camps!
  • and so much more…!
  • Who are your instructors?

Answer:  Our staff is excellent and are the very best out of a great pool of applicants we consider each year.  Typically, our lead instructors consist of teachers, college professors, undergrad/grad students from excellent colleges/universities, and the occasional superstar student entering college in the fall.  Assistant instructors typically consist of accomplished rising seniors.  Our instructors are extremely knowledgeable in subject areas, are passionate about working with kids, highly responsible, and all have cleared background checks.  Instructors go through a rigorous orientation prior to the summer camp season and have constant support from onsite camp directors and our central office.  We put them in a position to succeed… and they do!

What training do instructors receive?

Answer: Instructors are always well qualified within their position!  Instructors are always given additional training within the area they are instructing.  In addition, to the the training instructors are also given a handbook to study and are tested on prior to the first week of camp.

Do campers learn at camp?

Answer:  Yes!  Campers receive approximately a combined 32.5 hours of concentrated time in their major and minors.  This amount of focused time with our cutting-edge curriculum and high level instructors, enables campers to improve significantly.  They are also attending with other campers who have similar interests, which also fosters learning through peer to peer contact.