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November 20, 2017

The Benefits of Science and and Technology Summer Camp

In February 2014, 60 Minutes hosted a special on three remarkable kids. This blog discusses one of them, Jack Andraka, and his incredible feats in the medical health profession. His success comes from a variety of support systems, many of which speak to the benefits of summer camp. Camp is Great for Scientific Exploration, but Support Starts at Home... Read More

June 4, 2017

The Best Summer Camp in America (5) – Consider the Location

This is the fifth article in a series of ten on Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America. When Choosing a Summer Camp, Consider the Location Part of a quality summer experience is the opportunity for kids to feel a bit of independence from home. If the location is too close to home, part of the adventure may be... Read More

May 21, 2017

The Best Summer Camp in America (3) – Consider the Camp Program

This is the third article in a series of ten on Choosing the Best Summer Camp in America. When Choosing, Consider the Camp’s Program What sort of experience are you looking for? There are high adventure camps, traditional ones with a wide range of activities, dance camps, skateboarding, football, computer, and the list goes on. The length of the... 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 11, 2015

How Adventure Camps Open the Doors of Personal Development for Your Child

Adventure camps offer activities that combine education with fun. Structured activities in a safe and supportive environment create a well-balanced and entertaining program. Outdoor Adventure Camps Are Available for Boys and Girls Long ago, they were often boys-only territory. That was then. Nowadays, many girls attend these kinds of camps too. Girls have the opportunity to be more active... 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

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

August 14, 2015

Summer Camps for Young Athletes

In addition to building athletic aptitude, sports summer camps foster many other components of kids’ personal development process: discipline, wellness and nutrition, teamwork, communication, and leadership – are all woven both naturally and intentionally into quality sports programs. Beyond traditional summer camps, sports camps also create a unique bond among their participants because these kids are striving to improve... 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 28, 2015

Core Principles of Great Horseback Riding Summer Camps

Horses are special — it’s no wonder children feel drawn to them. But riding is certainly is a costly sport as well. Horseback riding summer camp is a great way to introduce your kids to a relationship with horses, the different styles of riding, and the care and maintenance involved, without the investment costs of competition. Horseback Riding Camps... Read More