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Sponsored Scoop: Dwight Summer Day Camp Open House

By New York Family

Stop by the Dwight School this weekend to hear about their summer offerings

DwightSummerCampNYF4 This Saturday, February 15, the Dwight School is hosting a summer day camp open house. Their customized camp programs are designed to "ignite the spark of genius" in campers, from ages 4 (entering kindergarten) to 13. Camp activities range from sports and fitness to the creative and performing arts. There are fabulous facilities, expert instructors, and a host of day and overnight [more]

New York Family’s 2014 Ultimate Guide To Summer Camp

By New York Family

The Coolest Things About Summer Camp, 10 Questions to Ask a Camp Director, The Cost of Camp, Pack Like a Pro, and more!

CAMP2014 Features Editor's Note And Then There Were None What’s So Awesome The Coolest Things About Summer Camp 10 Questions To Ask A Camp Director What You Really Need To Know To Identify The Right Camp For Your Child The Cost of Camp: Priceless? Money-Saving Suggestions For Affording Camp A Breath Of Fresh Air Dr. Madeline Levine Explains The Value Of Camp Experience Getting Ready Preparing Your First-Time Camper For Camp Camp Chic Great Gear [more]

A Camp for Special Needs Is A Special Camp Indeed

By Jess Michaels

For children with special needs, there’s been a wonderful bloom of camps—general and specialized—that can help them with their challenges while enjoying the full camp experience

special needs Editor's Note: For more articles related to special needs camps, check out Special Needs Camps: Questions and Considerations, Camps Are Addressing Special Food Needs, and A List of Special Needs Camps to Consider.  Summer camp provides children with the opportunity to develop new skills, build self confidence, and learn to work with others as a team. There are many factors you need [more]

Special Needs Camps: Key Questions And Considerations

By New York Family

A comprehensive guide to finding the perfect fit for your child

specialneedssidebar1 Look beyond the website and don’t wait until the last minute to choose a summer camp. One of the best determinations when choosing a camp can be to tour the camp the summer before. See the camp in action so you can get a good feel for the camp program. Talk to other parents of children with special needs. Ask the [more]

Camps Are Addressing Special Food Needs

By New York Family

From nut allergies to kosher and halal, camps have got you covered

special food needs Many day and resident camps cater to special dietary requirements and restrictions, taking care to respect Kosher diets, lactose and gluten intolerances, and vegetarianism and veganism, as well as staying vigilant about food allergies and gastric disorders (like Celiac disease). Over the years, camp owners and directors have been educating themselves about children’s special dietary needs, allergies, and food sensitivities, [more]

A List Of Special Needs Camps To Consider:

By New York Family

A variety of camps to look into this summer

listofcamps Camp Akeela, Thetford Center, VT Resident camp for children with Asperger’s Syndrome and Non-Verbal Learning Differences, coed, ages 9-17 Camp Nejeda, Stillwater, NJ Resident Camp for children with diabetes; coed; ages 7-15 Camp Northwood, Remsen, NY Focuses on a providing a great camp experience to a coed population of immature, learning challenged children in need of structure and individualized attention . Camp Oakhurst, Oakhurst, NJ Resident Camp for [more]