• The 2017 Ultimate Guide To Summer Camp

    Info On Our Upcoming Camp Fairs + Choosing The Right Camp + Confessions Of A Camp Director + More

    By New York Family

    92Y Camp Yomi; photo by Jennifer Weisbord

    PLEASE NOTE: The city’s biggest Camp Fairs are coming up on March 5 (in Park Slope), March 12 (in Cobble Hill), and March 25-26 (on the UES and UWS). The fairs are informative, free, and fun for the whole family. The Camp Fairs (the largest in NYC) offer families the unprecedented opportunity to speak with a big host of camp directors and get essential questions answered. CLICK HERE for details and to register.

    COLUMNS

    Camp Fair Information: All the information on registering for our upcoming Camp Fairs

    Last Word: One local mom prepares to have both her daughters at camp for the summer

    FEATURES

    Summer Camp Survival Guide: A roadmap for the first-time camp parent

    It’s A Summer Thing: The 10 most awesome things about camp

    A Higher Standard: From allergy response to proper accreditation—how safe is your camp?

    Confessions Of A Camp Director: Top 10 things camp directors wish parents knew

    Is Your Child Ready To Commute?: Choosing between day camps in and out of the city

    New Camp On The Block: What does it take to start an overnight camp?

    You’ve Got Mail: How the sleepaway camp experience preserves the art of letter writing

    The Right Length: How much overnight camp is your child ready for?

    The Ultimate Summer Job: As camp counselors, teenagers gain responsibility, leadership, and key problem-solving skills

    Choosing An Overnight Camp For A Child With Special Needs: The questions to ask camp directors

    Camp 365: How do you measure a year at camp?

    Camp Affordable: Cut camp costs with money-saving tips

    About The American Camp Association, New York & New Jersey: The ACA is a great resource for local parents—they help families discover the best camp for their children, whether it’s a day camp nearby or a sleepaway camp out of state. Visit aca-nynj.org to use their “Find a Camp” search directory. They also have a camp placement specialist, Renee Flax, who offers one-on-one consultations—contact her at 212-391-5208 or renee@aca-nynj.org.

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