Children’s summer camps and wilderness programs for boys and girls in the United…

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June 18, 2015

Core Principles of the Best Hiking and Backpacking Summer Camps

Backpacking is not only an unforgettable experience, it’s the backbone of a community of people who love to explore different terrains, climates, flora, and fauna first hand. They love to watch the sun go down every evening and wake when the sun rises in the morning. They hear the birds and look at the stars, they make friends with... Read More

May 20, 2015

5 Benefits to Sending Your Kids to Music or Arts Summer Camps

1. Music and Arts Camp Encourage Kids to Express Themselves in More Than Just Words Verbal communication is an important part of development for any child, but in addition to speaking, kids also need to learn how to express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings in other ways. Arts summer camps help kids explore visual mediums of self-expression, while those... Read More

January 20, 2015

Summer Camp gets Kids Moving!

Parents of teens may have noticed a point when their kids stop bouncing off of the walls upon returning home and prefer instead to watch television or drink a cup o’ joe and read The Economist. A 2014 study published by the American Medical Association found that kids’ movement drops dramatically once they hit puberty. While this is all... Read More

January 9, 2015

Why Your Group Should Consider a Company Retreat

A New Environment Getting away from they daily grind allows management and staff to relax, to relate to each other as people – not just coworkers – and to have a little fun. Time away from the office offers team-building opportunities and allows everyone to discuss creative ways to address concerns while building toward future successes. Have Clear Intentions... 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

November 11, 2014

What to Look for in a Kids Camp

Author: Hank Birdsong has more than 25 years of experience working with children at summer camps and with outdoor programs such as Outward Bound and Discovery. Hank provides camp with a rich background of knowledge and technical skill. Hank has served on the National Accreditation Council for the Association for Experiential Education and is an Assistant Scout Master for... Read More

October 30, 2014

Summer Camp Helps Push Kids through Growing Pains

Humorous author and valued conduit between teen and parent, Rachel Veil has written a witty and insightful column for the Washington Post on “Five Things Adults Get Wrong About Their Teenage Kids“. During the horrible moments of disrespect and selfishness, Veil reminds us that our kids won’t always be like this: “He is not simply his best self or his... Read More

October 17, 2014

Summer Camp Helps Teens Manage Anxiety

According to a recent article on Fox.com, teen anxiety from social and digital media is a growing concern as kids connect more and more through virtual portals. The article refers to two separate studies indicating that “social media can actually make you feel bad about yourself.” One study from the University of Michigan cites a correlation between the amount... Read More