Choosing a Kids’ Camp: Interview with Nancy LaPook Diamond

July 6, 2007

Nancy LaPook Diamond took the time to offer LoveToKnow Kids readers some insight into choosing a kids' camp. Nancy is president and founder of, a full service Internet marketing and Web development company for the summer camp industry. KidsCamps, the company's flagship publication, has been online since 1995. The company also publishes,, and

Explain Kids Camps is considered to be the destination website for families looking for a summer camp for their child. From day camps to overnight camps, special needs programs to teen tours, offers the most comprehensive database of summer camps and programs. Easy to use and navigate, visitors can select from a variety of criteria to find the perfect summer camp experience for their child. The site has a database of over 15,000+ programs worldwide and receives 750,000+ monthly visitors.
How can parents find a special needs camp for a child who has cancer, diabetes, or other illness/condition?

Parents of special needs children will want to consider the following when selecting a camp:

How can parents prepare their child for his or her first summer camp experience?

What tips can you offer for packing for camp?

What are the most popular trends in summer camps?

What qualifications should the camp staff have?

Each camp has their own criteria for hiring, but among the qualifications a counselor should have include the following:

What costs are included in camp tuition?

Each camp has its own policies as to what is included in camp tuition and whether items such as canteen, trips, photos, additional instructions, transportation are included or not.

Where can our readers find out more about choosing a camp?!