Category: Summer Camp

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The Lifetime Value of Summer Camp

The lessons learned at summer camp last far longer than a single season. After all, the activities kids engage in at camp are designed to stimulate learning and character development that influences the rest of their life. Kids also build upon the skills that they learned the previous summer when they return for the new… View More

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The Importance of Camper-to-Staff Ratio

The search for the perfect camp for your child involves researching factors such as the programs that are offered as well as the location.   While outdoor activities and sports programs are what make summer camp so exciting, you should also keep in mind that the camper-to-staff ratio plays a big role in your child’s… View More

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Hosting Your Own Campfire at Home

Campfires ignite a sense of camaraderie among family and friends that fills the heart with warmth and there is just something amazing that happens when everyone gathers around the fire pit for a sing-a-long. Kids often request a campfire at home during the months when summer camp is NOT in session, and it’s easy to host your own when you… View More

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Preparing Your Child Emotionally for Summer Camp

Summer camp represents independence and freedom for kids who embrace the opportunity to spend several weeks away from home. Yet, new and younger campers sometimes need a little help getting over those jitters that accompany trying something new. Now that the opening date for summer camp is just around the corner, you can use these strategies… View More

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Getting Along with Summer Camp Cabin Mates

Your cabin mates are the people that you spend the most time with at camp, and you may just find your future best friend sleeps in the bunk next to yours. While it can seem strange at first to share a cabin with kids that you don’t know, you’ll quickly discover how fast you form friendships when you use these tips to get along… View More

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Summer Camp Memories - Make a Scrapbook

Summer camp is something kids never want to forget. Meeting new friends, bouncing on the trampoline, giggling with cabinmates or having fun at the lake make camp days a warm memory. As summer ends and school starts, summer camp memories can be compiled in a scrapbook. Your camp photos, brochures, postcards, collected… View More

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Maintaining Summer Camp Friendships Throughout the Year

Maintaining Summer Camp Friendships Throughout the Year One big part of what makes campers and counselors enjoy camp is meeting new friends. Riding horses, creating colorful tie-dye shirts, joining… View More