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Run, Jump And…Eat More Veggies!

By New York Family

From Teaching Nutrition To Making Fitness Fun, How Camp Encourages Healthy Habits

With childhood obesity affecting one in five children, camps play a vital role in turning back this national trend. Camps are important partners for parents and children who want to make positive changes that keep kids active and eating right all year long. The Culprits Health professionals agree that numerous environmental and social factors are at play when it comes to the [more]

Budgeting For Summer Camp

By Jess Michaels

Surprising Ways Parents Can Save

It's difficult to put a price tag on your child's learning experiences, but in today's economy and uncertain employment climate, most families certainly need to consider the family budget when planning a summer camp experience for their child. With a little planning and research, however, parents won't have to compromise on the type of camp experience they'd like their child [more]

There Is No Place Like Camp

By New York Family

A Noted Camp Director Shares Some Of His Favorite Anecdotes

Editor's Note: Ken Glotzer is the author of "There Is No Place Like Camp: A Camp Director's Guide For Parents." He is the longtime director of Day Camp In The Park in Harriman State Park, NY. The following anecdotes were excerpted from his book. Stories matter… Although my camp is not geared to children with special physical needs, one summer I [more]

Camp Revamped

By Jess Michaels

Five Exciting Summer Camp Trends

For 150 years, families have been excited about the myriad of options and benefits of attending summer camp. While many camp traditions and activities have remained the same, in recent years, camps have been adding new programs and making improvements to fit the needs and interests of today's children. Here are five notable trends. More Healthy Food Options: As healthy and [more]

Getting To Know A Camp’s Personality

By Jess Michaels

To Feel Like You’re Sending Your Kid To The Right Camp, You Need To Get A Feel For The Camp

Camp provides children with the opportunity to learn new activities, meet new friends, and learn life skills such as self esteem, leadership and confidence. There are many different summer camps for families to choose from and each camp provides unique programming and approaches. Parents should consider what type of program and camp environment will fit with their child's interests and [more]

Camp Counsel

By Renee Flax

Seven Questions To Ask Before Sending Your Child To Camp

So many factors go into choosing a summer camp that its often difficult even to know where to begin. Here, the seven most crucial camp questions parents should ask. How do I prepare my child for overnight camp? If you can, take your child to the camp ahead of time so that he or she can meet the people there and become [more]