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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

September 30, 2013

Going Back to School Means Applying Skills Learned at Summer Camp

According to the American Camp Association (ACA), summer camp “provides a non-threatening environment for America’s youth to be active, to develop competence in life skills, to learn about and enhance their own abilities and to benefit from meaningful participation in a community designed just for them.” Kids can apply lessons they learn at summer camp to the challenges they... Read More

December 3, 2011

Summer Camp Care Packages – A Great Way to Make Kids Feel Special

The Positive Influence of Summer Camps Summer camps are the perfect place for girls and boys of all ages to learn to express themselves, become leaders, make life long friends, learn valuable skills and challenge themselves in a healthy, supportive environment. Most adults who have attended summer camp will tell you it had a huge impact on their life... Read More