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February 26, 2015

3 Reasons to Send Your Child to Water Sports Summer Camp

Water sports is guaranteed fun for boys and girls. Whether it is a lake, river or the ocean, spending the summer near a body of water is a special and memorable time.  summer camp can consist of any number of activities to choose from. Kids interested in more traditional sports such as swimming and diving, as well as those... 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

December 15, 2014

Experience Summer Camp in the Wild West

All across America’s Wild West, soccer moms of the Great Plains and the blustery Northeast become fewer and farther between as rodeo moms fill the competition ring stands. As a NY Times journalist visited Utah this fall and talked to quite a few rodeo parents who firmly assert that “Riding and Wrangling Beat Virtual Adventures.” Real rewards come in... 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

August 29, 2014

The Debate over Summer Preparations: Sunny Side and Structured at Camp or Free Range

Summer pecking away at your sanity? Camp is not just for the kids Many parents want to offer kids an unstructured summer and more family time in lieu of a structured summer camp. One such parent is New York Times mom-blogger KJ Dell’Antonia, who published a debate with fellow columnist and summer camp advocate Bruce Feiler. Yet inevitably, sometime... Read More

December 5, 2013

The Benefits and Concerns Around Kids and Sports

A recent article from the NYU Child Study Center interviews the Center’s sports psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Marianne Engle, on some of the benefits and concerns around kids and sports. Sports summer camps not only offer many of the benefits mentioned by Dr. Engle, but they also address a number of the concerns in their diverse and... Read More

November 20, 2013

Sports Summer Camps as an Alternative to Competitive Club Teams

Writer Carol Mithers recently wrote a critique of competitive youth sports for Parenting.com. She highlights the booming trend of cleat-wearing tots and 8-year-old soccer players running sprints, and offers insight about the emotional and physical health risks of specializing in sports at a young age. In contrast to this trend, summer camps engage kids in a wide diversity of... Read More

July 22, 2013

Summer Horse Camps: Plan an Unforgettable Summer Camp Adventure

The Importance of Summer Camps for Kids Camp is an experience most children treasure well into adulthood. It is often thought of as a time to get your first taste of independence as a kid and to have your first clear vision of your future as a teen. Kids need to spend time exploring the outdoors, different activities,  new... Read More

May 29, 2013

Summer Camps with Christian Programs for Boys and Girls

  Christian Camps in the US and Canada Many families believe in the importance of sending children to summercamps that support family values and Christian ethics.  In order for parents and children to feel comfortable with time spent at day camps and overnight camps for kids it is often preferred if the camp has a program based on Christian... Read More