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August 30, 2013

Summer Camps are an Important Part of Keeping Kids Physically Active

Valerie Strauss, education writer and blogger for The Washington Post, recently presented an article titled “Physical Education Should be a Core Subject: Institute of Medicine” about the dire circumstances in which we as a nation find ourselves regarding physical education. She cites an Institute of Medicine report that finds that since 2001, “Nearly half (44 percent) of school administrators... Read More

August 15, 2013

How Summer Camp Programs Keep Kids Learning over Summer Break

The article “Summer Matters: How Parents Can Keep Their Children Learning All Summer Long” outlines the importance of keeping kids physically and mentally engaged in the summertime stretch. The article’s author and Executive Director of the Partnership for Children and Youth, Jennifer Peck, explains that “With only 90 days of summer, every day a student is not participating in... Read More

July 30, 2013

Summer Camp Teaches Kids Real Life Skills

Lisa Damour, private psychologist, clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Laurel School Center for Research on Girls, recently wrote “Don’t Make Your Children the Exception to Every Rule” for a NY Times parenting blog called Motherlode. Using the anecdote of an angry father stepping in when Dr. Damour spoke with his daughter about her... 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

May 5, 2013

The Number of Children Diagnosed with ADHD On the Rise

ADHD Numbers Skyrocketing for Kids Age 4 to 17 Did you know that eleven percent of all children in the United States are affected by attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number is 16% higher than it was in 2007. Parents with kids affected by ADHD might wonder whether their child could... 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 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

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 25, 2012

3 Ways Summer Sports Camps Nurture a Lifelong Enjoyment of Athletics

Summer is over and it’s back to school for kids and teens all over the world. For many, this means sitting behind a desk for most of the day with limited activity. Studies show that children need to move their bodies and stay active to be healthy. That’s where sports comes in. Sports provides the necessary activity and personal... Read More