Our program, staff and facility make Buckley unique!
Over 75% of our staff returns each summer. The high retention rate allows parents to feel comfortable seeing familiar faces and confident that the right people are caring for their children.
All Buckley Day Camp staff participates in extensive training before each summer. Training topics include child development, behavior management, using transition times effectively, basic first aid, teamwork, how to teach to different learning styles and effective communication. Additional training and certification is required for all staff working in the Nurses’ Office, Aquatics Program and Outdoor Adventure Program.
In order to ensure a high level of quality experience for each camper, our staff continues the training throughout the summer with individual and group meetings with our administration.
We believe that communication is crucial to ensure that you feel comfortable with the experience that your child is having. In addition to a pre-camp phone call, you will receive regular phone calls and/or emails from your child’s Group Leader. Each week you will also receive email newsletters from the camp administration informing you of important events at the camp and general information. Families also receive progress reports from the Aquatics Staff every other week so you know how your child is progressing during swim instruction.
Nobody has the same perspective as those who see the impact of Buckley Day Camp first hand! This past summer, we interviewed some campers, staff, and parents and asked them about their thoughts on summers at Buckley. Check out our video on our videos page, or click here to view the video on YouTube.