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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

July 7, 2013

Encouraging News Regarding Childhood Obesity

Preschoolers’ Obesity Rates Falling While one in eight American preschoolers is obese, that number is only one in seven amongst low-income children. That number has fallen in 19 US states and territories and has only risen in three states. Sports Summer Camps Offer Ample Opportunities for Physical Activity Parents concerned about their children’s health might want to consider the... Read More

April 5, 2013

Peer Approval Stimulates the Adolescent Brain

Teens Take More Risks When Pressured By Peers Science Daily reports that teens’ brains are more sensitive to rewarding feedback from peers. The article posits that adolescents are more reckless than younger children, but they do have the knowledge and ability to make competent decisions about risk. The teenage brain is still developing, and research shows that teens are... Read More

March 24, 2013

Adventure Camps for Boys & Girls: How to Help your Child Choose the Best Summer Camp Experience

  Adventure Camps: Exciting Learning Opportunities for Kids Exercise and outdoor learning  is necessary for proper brain development in children. In a world full of technology, video games, websites and other online activities can dominate a child’s life. Adventure camps give boys and girls the opportunity to explore nature, physically challenge themselves and improve overall health. Mentally, emotionally and... Read More

March 5, 2013

PE and After-School Programs Help Children and Teens Excel

Kids and Teens Still Aren’t Doing Nearly Enough Physical Activity Nanci Hellmich in the USA Today article, Kids Need To Step Up Physical Activity, Report Says, argues that, despite prodding from their parents, teachers and doctors, American kids just aren’t getting enough physical exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 29% of teens get... Read More

February 5, 2013

Art and Music Help Children Develop

Learning Music Grows Kids’ Brains According to Lily Avnet’s article in the Huffington Post, Music Lessons Early In Life Could Boost Brain Development, Study Suggests, children who receive music lessons early in life develop brain mass faster than those who don’t learn music. The Journal of Neuroscience reports that musicians who began to playing a musical instrument before the... Read More

January 22, 2013

Keeping Kids Active

Keeping children active is an important goal in today’s world of cell phones, video games, iPads, computers and other technological devices and tools. According to a Time Magazine article titled “10 Tips To Get Your Kids Moving” by David Bjerklie “80% of parents of kids ages 6 to 11 feel they are responsible for their child’s weight and physical... Read More

January 9, 2013

How the iPad Has Become a Tool for Helping Kids with Autism

A May 15, 2012 report from CNN titled “iPad gives voice to kids with autism” (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/14/tech/gaming-gadgets/ipad-autism) written by Supraja Seshadri discusses the profound impact this technological tool is having on children with a variety of developmental and communication issues. The article begins by telling the story of Siddiqui and Ayza Sheikh from Maryland and their daughter Sharia. Sharia was... Read More

December 14, 2012

Find the Perfect Short-Term Job Adventure

Camppage, A Great Resource for Short Term Job Adventures! Are you looking for opportunities to work, travel, play, live, learn, help, create, experience and grow? Camppage.com’s summer camp job listings is the place to check out! Work, find your passion and explore. Camppage offers an extensive short-term jobs database and allows you to search by U.S.state, and Canadian province.... Read More

November 14, 2012

Sports Summer Camps: Grow Your Child’s Dream

The Olympics inspires dreams. If your child has been watching the Olympics and is now saying s/he wants to win a gold medal or a competition, it’s not too late to enroll them in sports summer camp. There are plenty of sports summer camps offering a multitude of sports that still have openings. Tennis Summer Camp If your daughter... Read More