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March 25, 2015

5 Unique Adventure and Sports Summer Camps for Kids

Do you have a unique child interested in exploring the world? Does your son or daughter want to learn something more than what school, video games, TV, and even parents can teach? Then you should consider sending your kid to sports summer camp. There are more options than just football, baseball, basketball, archery, and swimming. There are a wide... Read More

March 4, 2015

Core Principles of High-Quality Mountain Biking Summer Camps for Kids

Mountain bikers are a close-knit community of professional and recreational cyclists. Kids interested in mountain biking are not only physically fit, they also learn to connect with and enjoy nature and other people. It’s important to send your child to a camp that you review and evaluate to be sure the it meets the highest standards. Here are a... Read More

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 10, 2014

Sports Summer Camps for Girls

Parenting.com recently highlighted a study from the Archives of Disease in Childhood, finding that “only 11 percent of girls ages 5 to 8 get the recommended hour a day of physical activity, compared with 42 percent of boys.” According to Dr. Marj Snyder of the Women’s Sports Foundation, this is largely due to two presiding factors: an ongoing gender... 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 7, 2013

Encouraging News Regarding Childhood Obesity

Preschoolers’ Obesity Rates Falling While one in eight American preschoolers is obese, that number is only one in seven amongst low-income children. That number has fallen in 19 US states and territories and has only risen in three states. Sports Summer Camps Offer Ample Opportunities for Physical Activity Parents concerned about their children’s health might want to consider the... Read More

April 5, 2013

Peer Approval Stimulates the Adolescent Brain

Teens Take More Risks When Pressured By Peers Science Daily reports that teens’ brains are more sensitive to rewarding feedback from peers. The article posits that adolescents are more reckless than younger children, but they do have the knowledge and ability to make competent decisions about risk. The teenage brain is still developing, and research shows that teens are... Read More

March 5, 2013

PE and After-School Programs Help Children and Teens Excel

Kids and Teens Still Aren’t Doing Nearly Enough Physical Activity Nanci Hellmich in the USA Today article, Kids Need To Step Up Physical Activity, Report Says, argues that, despite prodding from their parents, teachers and doctors, American kids just aren’t getting enough physical exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 29% of teens get... Read More

November 25, 2012

3 Ways Summer Sports Camps Nurture a Lifelong Enjoyment of Athletics

Summer is over and it’s back to school for kids and teens all over the world. For many, this means sitting behind a desk for most of the day with limited activity. Studies show that children need to move their bodies and stay active to be healthy. That’s where sports comes in. Sports provides the necessary activity and personal... Read More