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February 20, 2015

How Parents Can Use Summer Camp Programs to Foster Independence

Parents want to believe that when their children step into the real world, they can go forth safely with their health, personal integrity, and confidence intact. Spending summer at camp is a great bridge into that world, fortifying a child’s character and giving them the freedom to explore and experiment in a safe environment. Tips for Parents Letting a... Read More

February 15, 2015

Why Technology and Computer Summer Camps Are Increasingly Valuable to the Next Generation

You can see the metamorphosis in your own home. Whereas you grew up with maps, record players, and telescopes, your kids punch a destination into their GPS, download music from the internet and point an app at the stars. Grandma’s pumpkin pie recipe was passed to you in an old hand-written index card; they Pin it to some cyber... Read More

February 9, 2015

Now Is the Time to Start Thinking About Summer Camp

The 2015 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

February 4, 2015

Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America

There are more than 8,000 residential summer camps in the United States and Canada. Picking the best one from so many may seem like a huge task. Follow the “top-ten” list below and you will find the best camp for your child. It may not be the same camp I’d choose for my son or that your neighbor would... Read More

January 20, 2015

Summer Camp gets Kids Moving!

Parents of teens may have noticed a point when their kids stop bouncing off of the walls upon returning home and prefer instead to watch television or drink a cup o’ joe and read The Economist. A 2014 study published by the American Medical Association found that kids’ movement drops dramatically once they hit puberty. While this is all... Read More

December 5, 2014

Things to Consider When Choosing an Academic Camp

Author: Audrey Van Norman works for iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies. When choosing an academic summer camp for your child, there are a range of factors to consider. Think about the following points, and use the questions to start a discussion with your child – after all, it’s their summer experience, and involving them in the decision... 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

November 11, 2014

What to Look for in a Kids Camp

Author: Hank Birdsong has more than 25 years of experience working with children at summer camps and with outdoor programs such as Outward Bound and Discovery. Hank provides camp with a rich background of knowledge and technical skill. Hank has served on the National Accreditation Council for the Association for Experiential Education and is an Assistant Scout Master for... Read More

October 30, 2014

Summer Camp Helps Push Kids through Growing Pains

Humorous author and valued conduit between teen and parent, Rachel Veil has written a witty and insightful column for the Washington Post on “Five Things Adults Get Wrong About Their Teenage Kids“. During the horrible moments of disrespect and selfishness, Veil reminds us that our kids won’t always be like this: “He is not simply his best self or his... Read More

October 17, 2014

Summer Camp Helps Teens Manage Anxiety

According to a recent article on Fox.com, teen anxiety from social and digital media is a growing concern as kids connect more and more through virtual portals. The article refers to two separate studies indicating that “social media can actually make you feel bad about yourself.” One study from the University of Michigan cites a correlation between the amount... Read More