ready, set, GO!

By Melissa Curtis

ready set go
ready, set, GO!
Summer is taking off!
What are your kiddos doing this summer?

Summer is a great time for kids to relax, be creative, spend time with family and friends, and take advantage of the gift of time to play and have fun. As working parents plan summer activities for their children, it’s important that these elements are included in your child’s summer. Find summer programs that offer opportunities for children to be creative, try new things, make friends, and experience the joys that summer brings. Take time to read and learn about your local summer programs. Read reviews; ask questions.

In addition to finding a quality summer program that your child will enjoy, parents must also consider the safety and security protocols. When considering a summer program, here are a few basic safety and security questions to help you get started in choosing the best place for your child:

  1. What are the safety and security protocols?
  2. Have all staff successfully completed a background check prior to employment? Is the background check an ongoing check for all staff?
  3. What training has the staff been provided in child supervision and safety protocols?
  4. What is the staff to camper ratio?
  5. What is the drop-off and pick-up procedure?
  6. Is the campus open to visitors, and if so, how are visitors checked in?

Having the peace of mind that your child is in a summer program that emphasizes safety protocols is priceless. Finding a summer program that is nurturing, safe, and offers a wide variety of summer experiences for children is a great find!

I invite your child to spend their summer with us at Hockaday!
To view our programs and to register, visit

Melissa Curtis is the Director of Auxiliary Programs at The Hockaday School where she directs Hockaday’s longstanding popular summer program, Summer at Hockaday.

Summer at Hockaday is a fun-filled summer program that provides enrichment opportunities in the areas of academics, sports, the arts, technology, and much more. Boys and girls, ages three and up, enjoy their summer days spent on the beautiful campus of The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas.

Day camps and enrichment classes provide students the opportunity to try new things and to strengthen a variety of skills, while making new friends and lasting memories. Camps and classes are available in half-day and full-day schedules and occur in one-week and two-week sessions. Before and after care is also available, making a student’s full-day stay on our campus seamless.

Come spend your Summer at Hockaday!

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