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September 13, 2015

3 Ways Summer Camps Need to Evaluate their Programs at the End of the Season

Summer camps are constantly looking at both qualitative and quantitative data to assess how well their programs did for the season. A good program gathers evaluations from all participants in their chain – campers, staff and parents. Each of these three groups offers insider information about how effective and successful the camp is, and where the gaps may be.... Read More

July 13, 2015

The Best Summer Camp in America (8) – An Overview of Summer Camp Accreditation

This is the seventh article in a series of ten on “Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America.” Accreditation Helps Confirm Credibility of a Summer Camp When looking for a camp it’s important to know how the program is evaluated and improved over time. Many camps are members of organizations that provide standards for the industry and educational opportunities... Read More

May 26, 2015

The Best Summer Camp in America (2) – Consider the Camp Philosophy

This is the second article in a series of ten on “Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America.” When Choosing a Summer Camp, Consider the Camp’s Philosophy. Every summer camp has a philosophy, and each is different from other camps. Some summer camps are strictly for fun and entertainment and others have a definite educational goal. Some camps use... Read More

April 3, 2015

Questions Parents Need to Ask About Summer Camp Safety Prior to Registration

When you wave goodbye to your kids for the summer (or even just for the day), you want them to be comfortable, safe and enthusiastic about the adventures ahead of them. Read on for questions to help parents find a camp that makes them feel the same. Question 1: How long has the summer camp been open? Is it... Read More

June 30, 2012

Best Resources for Sports Summer Camp Equipment: Part 2

More Sports Summer Camp Equipment Resources (continued from Part 1.) Sports camp brings all kinds of memorable experiences and benefits. Kids learn the value of exercise and being outdoors, and they develop confidence and team building skills. Sports summer camp wouldn’t be a sports camp if it didn’t have high quality equipment, though. That’s why we offer a summer... Read More

May 27, 2012

Find Resources for Summer Camp Sports Equipment: Part 1

School is almost out for the year and summer camp is just around the corner. If you’re a summer camp director, we made it easy for you to stock up on sports equipment and other supplies through our summer camp buyer’s guide for camp directors. Resources for Summer Camp Sports Equipment Camppage is dedicated to helping camp directors make the summer camp season a... Read More

April 6, 2012

My Wonderful World: A National Geographic Campaign to Promote Geography

What is the Campaign? National Geographic’s ‘Mywonderful World’ is “a National Geographic-led campaign—backed by a coalition of national business and non-profit organizations—to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in communities. We want to give kids the power of global knowledge.” Since the campaign launched, more than 80,000 people have signed up to show their support. challenges... Read More

March 20, 2012

Outdoor Gear for Summer Camp and Any Other Family Camping Trip Offers Summer Camp Resources Throughout the United States and Canada offers a wide variety of resources for kids and parents preparing for time away at summer camp, as well as for camp directors and summer camp staff looking for supplies often needed by summer camps. These summer camp resources include both brick and mortar, as well as... Read More

December 14, 2011

Footlockers and Travel Trunks for Girls and Boys Summer Camps

Prepare Your Kids for Summer Camp with Travel Trunks and Footlockers If you are sending your kids away to summer camp then you understand the importance of preparing them for their journey. Summer camps are a place for fun, friendship and learning, but they can also be a place of  anxiety, fear and homesickness. In order to make being... Read More

December 3, 2011

Summer Camp Care Packages – A Great Way to Make Kids Feel Special

The Positive Influence of Summer Camps Summer camps are the perfect place for girls and boys of all ages to learn to express themselves, become leaders, make life long friends, learn valuable skills and challenge themselves in a healthy, supportive environment. Most adults who have attended summer camp will tell you it had a huge impact on their life... Read More