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October 7, 2015

Starting Your Search for a Music, Arts, or Sports Camp

What do a finger painting, a pipe cleaner sculpture, a silent documentary about the plight of a cricket trapped in the bathroom, a marching band cadence, a professional production of the Nutcracker, and a spoken word poem about racism in elementary schools all have in common? They are all forms of artistic expression – the powerful and moving manifestation... Read More

September 13, 2015

3 Ways Summer Camps Need to Evaluate their Programs at the End of the Season

Summer camps are constantly looking at both qualitative and quantitative data to assess how well their programs did for the season. A good program gathers evaluations from all participants in their chain – campers, staff and parents. Each of these three groups offers insider information about how effective and successful the camp is, and where the gaps may be.... Read More

August 20, 2015

How Parents and Kids can Choose a Summer Camp Together

The decision to send your children to summer camp isn’t always an easy one. Even after they’ve decided on a space camp, do you send them to an overnight camp or a day camp? How do you find a program within your price range or in a certain geographic region? And then, how can you know that this institution... Read More

August 5, 2015

Sports Summer Camps for Kids: Find the Best Programs for Girl and Boys

The summer camp industry often groups sports by gender, catering to social norms of boys in football jerseys and girls with their pompoms on the sidelines. Many young girls do dream of being flyers at the top of the cheeramid while their male peers grapple for the pigskin on the field. But we are also seeing more camps break... Read More

July 20, 2015

Choose from a Variety of Different Summer Camps!

Day Camps While overnight camps tend to have more diverse programming due to their longer duration, day camps often focus on a specific skill or interest, like basketball or computers and technology. Other benefits include the cost and scheduling: day camps are a more economical and less intensive option that allows your child to dig into one theme for... Read More

April 3, 2015

Questions Parents Need to Ask About Summer Camp Safety Prior to Registration

When you wave goodbye to your kids for the summer (or even just for the day), you want them to be comfortable, safe and enthusiastic about the adventures ahead of them. Read on for questions to help parents find a camp that makes them feel the same. Question 1: How long has the summer camp been open? Is it... Read More

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

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