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July 28, 2014

USNews.com Reports on How Summer Vacation can be a Time for Self Discovery

USNews.com 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

May 1, 2014

Contributions Parents Can Make Towards Their Children’s Well-Being

In part of her series on “Parenting for Success,” Forbes Magazine author Kathy Caprino recently published an article on nine key contributions parents can make towards their children’s personal and social well-being. The article itself is quite informative, and many of the values she outlines can be supported by the activities, staff, and environment unique to summer camp. Find... Read More

April 7, 2014

Summer Camp Counselors Can Provide Guidance for Life’s Next Leap

A recent article on Kidshealth.org details how parents can support kids as they transition out of high school and into the next phase of adulthood. But parents aren’t the only ones who can help with this. As the article suggests, your teen can reach out to people within his or her network for informational interviews and professional guidance. Summer... Read More

February 23, 2014

Girls’ Summer Camps Break Down Barriers

Rachel Simmons, cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute and author of “Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Confidence and Courage,” provides a picture of the dramatic disparity of girls in leadership positions. In an op-ed article for CNN, Simmons explains that the reason that girls are not occupying the top political positions in schools or in... Read More

December 26, 2013

Making Friends at Summer Camp that Will Last Throughout the Year

Kids learn so many things at summer camp. Some learn to swim, others learn a new craft and others improve their tennis game. These are all great but one of the best and most important parts of summercamp is making friends. According to Gary Forster, National Camping Consultant for the YMCA of the USA, the number one reason why... Read More

September 25, 2013

Tech-Savvy Kids Who Will Impress You

Computer Classes Have Come a Long Way in the Past 30 Years The exponential advancements in technology in recent decades has spawned the rise of educational programs geared toward youth. While many kids have mastered programs that allow them to learn such crafts as graphic design, filmmaking, and architecture, some innovative kids have taken their computer knowledge to the... Read More

August 30, 2013

Summer Camps are an Important Part of Keeping Kids Physically Active

Valerie Strauss, education writer and blogger for The Washington Post, recently presented an article titled “Physical Education Should be a Core Subject: Institute of Medicine” about the dire circumstances in which we as a nation find ourselves regarding physical education. She cites an Institute of Medicine report that finds that since 2001, “Nearly half (44 percent) of school administrators... Read More

July 30, 2013

Summer Camp Teaches Kids Real Life Skills

Lisa Damour, private psychologist, clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Laurel School Center for Research on Girls, recently wrote “Don’t Make Your Children the Exception to Every Rule” for a NY Times parenting blog called Motherlode. Using the anecdote of an angry father stepping in when Dr. Damour spoke with his daughter about her... 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

May 5, 2013

The Number of Children Diagnosed with ADHD On the Rise

ADHD Numbers Skyrocketing for Kids Age 4 to 17 Did you know that eleven percent of all children in the United States are affected by attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number is 16% higher than it was in 2007. Parents with kids affected by ADHD might wonder whether their child could... Read More