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June 18, 2017

The Best Summer Camp in America (7) – The Staff Makes the Camp

This is the seventh article in a series of ten on Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America. Why a Great Camp Staff Is Important When choosing your family’s summer camp, consider the camp’s staff.  Most administrators will tell you that having the best facility and equipment is meaningless without an outstanding staff. Good counselors can inspire campers to... Read More

May 30, 2017

The Best Summer Camp in America (4) – Consider the Cost of Summer Camp

This is the fourth article in a series of ten on Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America. When Choosing a Summer Camp, Consider the Camp’s Cost When I first attended Scout camp in 1968, the cost was less than $20 per week. I had a great experience and went back year after year. Once I became a staff... Read More

November 27, 2015

The Advantages of Overnight Camp

Day camps can be fabulous, but there is something to be said for the childhood bond formed as two kids giggle into the wee hours from neighboring bunk beds, or work together to remove a troll-sized spider from the bathroom stall. A unique connection grows among overnight campers as the cicadas start to sing and the day campers head... Read More

November 6, 2015

Why Day Camps are a Great Choice for Kids this Summer

For children who may not be ready to spend a lengthy period of time at a traditional summer camp, day camps introduce time away and ease children into an important challenge. 95 percent of kids experience homesickness at some point during their summertime away, so it’s wise to take baby steps. Learning to spend time away from the family... Read More

May 10, 2015

Ultimate Guide to Labeling your Kids Clothing for Camp

THE ULTIMATE PARENT’S GUIDE TO LABELING YOUR KID’S CLOTHING FOR CAMP While your kids are gearing up for a fabulous summer in camp, you have a whole lot of stuff to prepare, and the most dreaded one (for some of us anyways) is labeling all their clothing and stuff.  We’ll help you choose the label option that is best... Read More

April 18, 2015

What to Look for in a Sports Camp Staff

1. Directors Must Make Safety a Top Priority Sports camps offer a variety of ways for kids to get plenty of fresh air and exercise, and we all want children to enjoy themselves, but we also want them to be safe. Outdoor activities can be risky, but directors of sports programs can minimize the chance kids will get hurt.... Read More

February 9, 2015

Now Is the Time to Start Thinking About Summer Camp

The 2015 Summer Camp Season Has Officially Started As kids return to their regular school schedule after time off for the holiday, parents are already thinking ahead about the spring and summer and helping children make plans for summer camp. It may seem like it is too early to think about the summer, but any parent who has sent... Read More

July 5, 2012

Cool Equestrian Websites for Horseback Riding Campers and Summer Camp Staffers

Horseback riding is a skill that can be developed over time as long as you educate yourself. If you have a child that is attending horseback riding summer camp and want to work with horses in the future these sites can teach them a lot about the equine  industry and what the responsibility of caring for a horse entails.... Read More

June 30, 2012

Best Resources for Sports Summer Camp Equipment: Part 2

More Sports Summer Camp Equipment Resources (continued from Part 1.) Sports camp brings all kinds of memorable experiences and benefits. Kids learn the value of exercise and being outdoors, and they develop confidence and team building skills. Sports summer camp wouldn’t be a sports camp if it didn’t have high quality equipment, though. That’s why we offer a summer... Read More

May 27, 2012

Find Resources for Summer Camp Sports Equipment: Part 1

School is almost out for the year and summer camp is just around the corner. If you’re a summer camp director, we made it easy for you to stock up on sports equipment and other supplies through our summer camp buyer’s guide for camp directors. Resources for Summer Camp Sports Equipment Camppage is dedicated to helping camp directors make the summer camp season a... Read More