America’s Leaders Campers Help the Animals at the Humane Society of Broward County

Americas Leaders Summer Camp Cheerleading Summer camp

Summer Camp for Girls Coral Springs Florida

 

 

 

 

Summer Camp for Girls Coral Springs Florida

 

 

 

 

We are so excited to show you some of the pictures of the animals at the Humane Society of Broward County, playing with the toys our campers made this summer!  During our Safari Adventure Week, all of our Cheerleaders and Smart Campers made toys for the dogs and cats at the shelter.  As you can see, the animals LOVED them!!!

It was also wonderful to see how much all of the girls enjoyed helping the animals and learning about them with the hands on presentation from some of the volunteers from the shelter and their animal ambassador.

Thank you to everyone for making these toys special and putting in lots of love!

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Great Summer Camp

Over the years, we have received numerous questions about how to select a great summer camp, and this year is no exception.  As such, we wanted to put together a short list of the Top 5 things you should know about choosing a great summer camp for your child.

We hope this helps!


1.    What are the Activities?

Here is a list of things that you should ask a potential program provider to make sure their program will meet your child’s needs:

  • What is Curriculum?  Is there a structured program or are the activities just general day care with coloring, television, movies, games, field trips etc.
  • Are there any personal development activities that my child will benefit from?
  •  Are the activities Age Appropriate?
  • What are the safety procedures?
  • Is my child on a bus daily?  If so, what is the quality of the bus and the driver?
  • Are the children sorted by age or all ages put together?

 

2.    What is the Quality of the Staff?

The foundation of a great camp is the quality of the staff!  Here are a few questions you should ask about the staff that will be watching your child:

  • What kind of training does your staff go through?
  • What are the certifications?  Are they CPR and First Aid Certified?  Are ALL of the staff trained or just the Director?
  • Do you conduct Background Checks on the staff?
  • Will a CIT or Counselor be watching my child?

What is the Difference Between a CIT and a Counselor?

This is another question that we get all the time:  “Do you have any CIT’s working with my child?”

Answer:  Our corporate policy at America’s Leaders is that we do not work with CIT’s.  I know it would be a great learning experience for them but want to provide the best and safest experience for your child so we only use counselors.

Ok, so what is the difference?  A CIT is normally a teenager under 18 that is volunteering to get service hours.  By law, anyone who is legally able to work with children must be at least 18 years of age.  As such, we only hire staff over the age of 18.

All of our staff are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Background checked
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Has completed our Leadership Training Program

3.   Are there any Hidden Fees?

All camps have a tuition per session rate.  Here are some questions you should ask to make sure you know ALL of the fees involved: 

  • What is the length of a session?  Daily, Weekly, 2 Weeks, 4 Week block etc.
  • Are there additional Registration Fees?
  • Is there an additional cost for Insurance?
  • Are there additional fees for Pre and Post Care?
  • Are there any other fees at camp including  food, shirts, supplies, trips?
  • Does my child need a Camp shirt / uniform?

 

4.    References

A great camp will offer a variety of references including:

  • Other parents
  • News Coverage – Newspaper articles, television, etc.
  • Corporate Partnerships – Do they have credible organizations that they work with, i.e. the School Board of Broward County

 

5.    Business Background

Other great questions to get you comfortable with the provider is to ask about their business background including:

  • How long has the company been in business and doing summer camp programs?
  • What do they do throughout the year?
  • Who is the company that is doing the program – is it an outside vendor or the promoting company?

We hope this Top 5 List of  Questions to Selecting a Great Summer Camp Program has helped you in your search for a great summer camp.  If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 954-748-5977.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Wishing you a wonderful summer!

Ms. Val

Valerie Stuut, MBA

CEO America’s Leaders Inc.

Macy’s Back to School Fashion Show + America’s Leaders = Savings for You!

America’s Leaders has partnered with Macy’s at the Westfield Broward Mall to reward several girls with a Back To School Fashion Show for their outstanding community service this summer!

America’s Leaders Summer Camp in Coral Springs for girls and teens, provides a leadership camp that gives girls ages 9 through 14 the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as well as serve the community.  These young ladies not only created vision boards and defined their personal and educational goals, but they developed healthy eating strategies for other campers as well as recycling programs and community awareness.

“Our goal is to provide programs for girls that give them life skills and positive role models that will help them be their best.   It is so wonderful to see these young ladies get excited about helping the community and treating each other with respect.  We are so proud of these young ladies as they completed several community projects this summer including a donation drive for the Humane Society, created thank you cards for the soldiers overseas, birthday cards for various homeless shelters as well as created an anti-bulling / gossip campaign. ” says Valerie Stuut, CEO and President of America’s Leaders.

The Back to School Fashion Show is at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the Macy’s in the Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation.  We are asking everyone to come and donate a “back to school” item that will be distributed to children in need.  With a donation, Macy’s will provide everyone with an exclusive 15% off coupon.

 

UPDATE:

 
Macys

On August 4, 2012, some of the young ladies from our Cheerleading and Leadership Camps were invited to participate in a Back to School Fashion Show at Macy’s in the Westfield Broward Mall.  All of the girls and our of our staff had an AMAZING DAY as they all received make-overs and selected outfits of their choice.  We would like to congratulate all of our participants for an outstanding show and we look forward to doing it again next summer!