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Springtime is decision time for planning summer fun. No doubt about it, everyone is talking about camp, and the time has come to sign up.
Camp is great way to stay active during the summer, interact with others and beat an indoor summer slump.
New guidelines issued in January by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which makes medical-care recommendations based on the latest research, urge pediatricians to screen children 6 and older for obesity and to refer obese children to a comprehensive weight-management program
Why consider summer camp for your child? Perhaps you hope to raise a sports superstar. Maybe you are desperate for an alternative to a summer of day care, chauffeuring and video games.
Parents want their children to experience an important rite of childhood — camp.
It's never to soon to start researching summer camps for your child. Four tips on how to get started.
Is Summer Camp Insurance a Good Idea? It’s no secret that summer camps can be expensive. By the time you add travel costs to the already high cost of specialty sleep away camps, the total sticker price is enough to send parents into shock.
You are considering a summer camp, but how to choose? There’s a camp that is ideally suited for every child, providing a summer of growth and fun whether your child attends a day or overnight camp, a specialized or traditional camp.
Traditional sleepaway camps may still offer kids the opportunity to experience a low-tech life that’s in tune with Mother Nature, but the explosive growth of the summer camp industry and the ever-expanding capabilities of the World Wide Web have changed, not just the definition of "summer camp," but also the ways we research the programs for our children.
Camp season is upon us. Before sending your child to day camp, here are some suggestions.
While your camper is busy camping and you are spending your days missing them or doing the "Happy Dance," show them that they are not too far away with these creative care package ideas. Choose one and call it done or do one a week for those who camp for weeks on end.
A new report urges parents and children's doctors to change their thinking about homesickness among children, to see it as a nearly universal but highly preventable and treatable phenomenon — rather than an unavoidable part of childhood.
Parents across the country pick their children up from camp to hear them tell tales of new friends, singing songs around the campfire, and other unique programming, such as rock star lessons, swimming with manatees, rock climbing, and even trapeze lessons! Listening attentively, parents find themselves wishing they could have gone to camp too, and now, they can!
Ah, camp — what images do you conjure when you remember summer camp when you were a child? Roasting s’mores over a campfire, rolling out your sleeping bag in a cozy cabin, splashing in a lake, making new friends and writing letters?
While it's hard to put a price tag on their children's learning and growth, parents certainly have their family budgets to think about when considering camp.
Web sites, products and ideas for summer camp fun!
Register for our Virtual Summer Camp Fair – Feb. 23, 2023
Summer day camps, programs and classes and overnight camp options for kids.