Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Our camp families ask us many great questions about our summer camps.  Below are a list of 10 questions that are frequently asked.  If you have a question that is not listed, please send it our way!  

 

Question #1:  Are your camps accredited?

Answer:  Yes, we are ACA accredited.

Question #2:  What are your instructor to camper ratios?

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.

Question #3:  Who are your instructors?

Answer:  Our instructors are high level 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 the subject area, 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!

Question #4:  Do you have an on-site camp director?

Answer:  Yes!  Our on-site 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 employs regional camp directors who visit various camp locations each week to help ensure a high quality camp environment!

Question #5:  Do campers usually attend for one week or more than one week?

Answer:  Camper attendance varies.  Most campers attend for multiple weeks, either in the same camp or in a variety of camps.  However, there are campers who attend camp for one week and get a great experience!

Question #6:  How do you group the campers each week?

Answer:  We group campers by age and ability, and run multiple levels of curriculum in each camp using multiple instructors.  This allows for campers to attend camp with us at any time during the summer, even if they are a beginner.  Our campers can sign up for any week and be placed appropriately in camp.  This provides our camp families with maximum flexibility.

Question #7:  Do your campers improve at camp?

Answer:  Yes!  Campers receive approximately 25 hours of concentrated time in their camp activity.  This amount of focused time, combined with out cutting-edge curriculum and high level instructors, our campers improve greatly.  They are also attending with other campers who have similar interests, and learn through peer to peer contact.

Question #8:  How do you keep camp fun?

Answer:  We hire fun and dynamic instructors.  Campers are also attending a specialty camp of their choice, so they already want to be there!  We also incorporate a number of breaks during the day with opportunities for recreation and socialization.  On Fridays, there is typically a grand finale that campers work towards – e.g. a Bake Off, Robowars tournament, Tennis Olympics, Fashion Show, Beta testing video games and Minecraft™ worlds etc…  We receive tons of emails from happy parents… our campers love camp!

Question #9:  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.

Question #10:  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:

  • Accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA)
  • 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…!

 

Additional Questions:  If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected] or call our year-round office at (610) 664-8800.  We welcome your questions and are happy to provide you with informative answers!