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October 7, 2015

Starting Your Search for a Music, Arts, or Sports Camp

What do a finger painting, a pipe cleaner sculpture, a silent documentary about the plight of a cricket trapped in the bathroom, a marching band cadence, a professional production of the Nutcracker, and a spoken word poem about racism in elementary schools all have in common? They are all forms of artistic expression – the powerful and moving manifestation... Read More

May 20, 2015

5 Benefits to Sending Your Kids to Music or Arts Summer Camps

1. Music and Arts Camp Encourage Kids to Express Themselves in More Than Just Words Verbal communication is an important part of development for any child, but in addition to speaking, kids also need to learn how to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings in other ways. Arts summer camps help kids explore visual mediums of self-expression, while those... Read More

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

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