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March 11, 2014

Summer Camp is an Important Developmental Step for Kids and Parents

In an article from the Washington Post, Michael Thompson, the author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents can Help a Child Grow, is interviewed about the effects of early childhood independence. He purports that, if approached properly, experiences like sleepovers and summer camps have short- and long-term health benefits for the whole family. Help Kids Build... 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 24, 2013

Adventure Camps for Boys & Girls: How to Help your Child Choose the Best Summer Camp Experience

  Adventure Camps: Exciting Learning Opportunities for Kids Exercise and outdoor learning  is necessary for proper brain development in children. In a world full of technology, video games, websites and other online activities can dominate a child’s life. Adventure camps give boys and girls the opportunity to explore nature, physically challenge themselves and improve overall health. Mentally, emotionally and... 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

December 14, 2012

Find the Perfect Short-Term Job Adventure

Camppage, A Great Resource for Short Term Job Adventures! Are you looking for opportunities to work, travel, play, live, learn, help, create, experience and grow? Camppage.com’s summer camp job listings is the place to check out! Work, find your passion and explore. Camppage offers an extensive short-term jobs database and allows you to search by U.S.state, and Canadian province.... Read More

August 20, 2012

Great Backpacking Websites for Hiking and Backpacking Summer Campers and Staff

Hiking and backpacking is an outdoor pastime in many parts of the world. It is a wonderful way to get and experience nature and it’s a lot of fun but it also involves skill. Hiking and backpacking summer camps can educate your child about safety, guidelines and selecting the proper equipment. These backpacking sites can also teach them about... Read More

April 6, 2012

My Wonderful World: A National Geographic Campaign to Promote Geography

What is the Campaign? National Geographic’s ‘Mywonderful World’ is “a National Geographic-led campaign—backed by a coalition of national business and non-profit organizations—to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in communities. We want to give kids the power of global knowledge.” Since the campaign launched, more than 80,000 people have signed up to show their support. Mywonderfulworld.org challenges... Read More

September 7, 2011

Inspiring Kids to be Strong, Active and Courageous at Sports Camp

Keeping Kids Healthy Inside and Out at Summer Sports Camps In the modern world, boys and girls alike need to spend the warmer months outside, experiencing the sun, trees, fresh air, wildlife, and more. Summer sports camps give kids the opportunity to explore a variety of sports activities and connect with other children in a positive, cooperative and exciting... Read More

August 19, 2011

The Top 5 Reasons for Working at a Summer Camp

Summer time presents plenty of opportunities for work: internships, high-paying labor, classes, travel, volunteer work and summer camp jobs for college students.  Each offers it’s own rewards, however, no matter what interests you or what your college major, working as a summer camp counselor is one of the best opportunities. Traveling and living somewhere different. With the wide selection... Read More