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March 11, 2014

Summer Camp is an Important Developmental Step for Kids and Parents

In an article from the Washington Post, Michael Thompson, the author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents can Help a Child Grow, is interviewed about the effects of early childhood independence. He purports that, if approached properly, experiences like sleepovers and summer camps have short- and long-term health benefits for the whole family. Help Kids Build... Read More

January 15, 2014

Connecting with Kids via Art and Arts Summer Camp

In a recent article on the PBS Parents website titled “Connecting with Kids Through Art” by Grace Hwang Lynch, an art class volunteer, she emphasizes the importance of art in children’s lives and offers ways to encourage creativity and art appreciation. While parental engagement is important, many of the suggestions Lynch makes parallel the benefits of arts summer camps.... Read More

December 26, 2013

Making Friends at Summer Camp that Will Last Throughout the Year

Kids learn so many things at summer camp. Some learn to swim, others learn a new craft and others improve their tennis game. These are all great but one of the best and most important parts of summercamp is making friends. According to Gary Forster, National Camping Consultant for the YMCA of the USA, the number one reason why... Read More

June 1, 2012

Now Is the Time to Start Thinking About Summer Camp

The 2012 Summer Camp Season Has Officially Started As kids return to their regular school schedule after time off for the holiday, parents are already thinking ahead about the spring and summer and helping children make plans for summer camp. It may seem like it is too early to think about the summer, but any parent who has sent... Read More

March 5, 2012

Find Tips on How to Choose the Right Summer Camp for Your Child

Make the Right Choices for Your Kids when it comes to Summer Camp As parents it is important to be sure when you research various summer camps and the programs they offer that you choose a trustworthy, fun summer camp where your child will feel happy, safe and enjoy the opportunities summer camp provides for learning and self exploration.... Read More

October 8, 2011

Art Summer Camps Support and Encourage Your Child’s Creativity

Children spend much of their time learning basic skills such as reading, writing and math, but it is also essential that kids are encouraged to creatively express themselves through song, dance, painting, crafts, acting, musicianship and more. Creativity and imagination  are an important part of how kids grow, learn and succeed. Art camps can provide the perfect atmosphere for... Read More

August 19, 2011

The Top 5 Reasons for Working at a Summer Camp

Summer time presents plenty of opportunities for work: internships, high-paying labor, classes, travel, volunteer work and summer camp jobs for college students.  Each offers it’s own rewards, however, no matter what interests you or what your college major, working as a summer camp counselor is one of the best opportunities. Traveling and living somewhere different. With the wide selection... Read More