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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

September 2, 2012

After Sports Summer Camp is Over; Keep the Momentum Going

It’s getting close to the end of the summer and school will soon be starting up again. Many parents and children are already talking about back to school shopping and getting prepared for the big first day of school. If your son or daughter attended sports summer camp and loved the sport they were immersed in, there are many... Read More

July 15, 2012

Benefits of Sports Summer Camps

Summer camps are not just a place for families to send their children to keep them busy and occupied. They nurture a lifelong enjoyment of athletics and teach children lifelong lessons like sportsmanship, self esteem, inner drive and friendship. Camppage looks at the benefits of sports summer camps. Sports summer camps teach sportsmanship Baseball summer camps teach young players... Read More