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August 20, 2015

How Parents and Kids can Choose a Summer Camp Together

The decision to send your children to summer camp isn’t always an easy one. Even after they’ve decided on a space camp, do you send them to an overnight camp or a day camp? How do you find a program within your price range or in a certain geographic region? And then, how can you know that this institution... Read More

June 18, 2015

Core Principles of the Best Hiking and Backpacking Summer Camps

Backpacking is not only an unforgettable experience, it’s the backbone of a community of people who love to explore different terrains, climates, flora, and fauna first hand. They love to watch the sun go down every evening and wake when the sun rises in the morning. They hear the birds and look at the stars, they make friends with... Read More

November 26, 2014

Summer Camps for the Academic Achiever

Language Summer Camps They say that learning languages staves off degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. They also say that it is much easier to learn languages as a youth than it is as an adult. No one has ever been able to figure out exactly who “they” are, but the consensus is clear – language education is intellectually and socially... Read More

August 15, 2014

How Summer Camps are Changing the World

At some point, a common thought has crossed the minds of all those who’ve spent a childhood summer at camp: the world would be a little brighter if life were a bit more like summer camp. Some organizations have taken this whimsical fancy to heart and are using summer camp as a vehicle for broader change in the world.... Read More

July 28, 2014 Reports on How Summer Vacation can be a Time for Self Discovery published a June article emphasizing the importance of high schoolers using summer vacation as a time for self-discovery and pursuit of academic and professional interests. According to the article, summer offers a framework for low-stress exploration of activities, colleges, and careers through a couple of different avenues: Experts support educational camps and college prep programs as beneficial summer... Read More

July 8, 2014

Summer camps capitalize on kids’ inherent idealism and energy

Online youth magazine Tween Tribune recently featured outstanding adolescents making powerful contributions in their communities. David Albright, for example, has been baking muffins almost every week for five years for locals in-need at the Beth El Center in Connecticut. Despite his quiet humility, Albright garnered national attention as an honoree in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program in... Read More