It's that time of year when parents begin to plan for summer camp for their children.

From sports to science to art, camp allows kids to try new activities with new friends.

How do parents go about selecting the right camp that best suits their child's needs and interests?

Below are some helpful tips from field directors at KinderCare Learning Centers Summer Camp.

• Look for a camp that offers children a full 360-degree program, a camp that blends fun and learning into one experience, ultimately providing plenty of long-lasting memories.

• Select a camp that offers a range of activities for children.

• Opt for a camp that is created by children and for children, and built by teachers.

• When searching for a program, find out if the camp values parent/child feedback.