With summer camp season quickly approaching, parents might want to do their homework before signing up. Many Wisconsin parents take advantage of day camps or sleep away camps to keep their kids busy during the summer months, and doing a little research can help make sure you get what you pay for.

Wisconsin Better Business Bureau President Randall Hoth says you should ask questions about safety procedures, what programs are offered, and the staff used by the camp. Hoth says many camps provide certifications to back up the quality of their staff. He says you may also want to look at the age of most camp counselors.

With hundreds of camps to choose from, Hoth says the BBB has resources to help parents. The organization's website has reports on over 180 camping situations in the state of Wisconsin. Hoth says you can also ask the camp to send you information about its programs, policies, and facilities. He says another good sign to look for is how many campers return to the program each year.

AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (MP3 1:02)

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