New York Family Camp Fairs

Now And Then

By New York Family

Camp directors share their favorite anecdotes from the recent past and from when they were campers

Deer Mountain Day Camp's Roberta Katz, far right Deer Mountain Day Camp's Roberta Katz, far right NOW Jessica Starkman Dwight Summer Day Camp While I'm sorry to see campers leave, dismissal is my favorite time of day. That's when countless campers approach me—usually at a full-speed run—just to show me or tell me something exciting about what they did that day. Most stories are about an accomplishment, like scoring [more]

Getting Ready

By Jess Michaels

Preparing Your First-Time Camper For Camp

asphalt green_83A1352-R_300 Asphalt Green You’ve made the exciting decision to send your child to camp this summer. This is an important milestone in a child’s life and you want to make sure you prepare your child for the experience before the first day of camp arrives.  Preparing will help make a child’s camp time more successful. The American Camp [more]

A Breath of Fresh Air

By New York Family

Dr. Madeline Levine Explains The Value Of Camp Experience.

BHE Berkshire Hills Emanuel Camps Editor's note: Click HERE to learn about our Camp Fairs this weekend, March 8-9! Best-selling author and psychologist Dr. Madeline Levine boasts nearly 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and educator. Levine has shared insights on youth development and success on the national stage; she has appeared on television shows, such as “The [more]

The Parent Experience: Summer Camp Isn’t Only About The Kids

By Jess Michaels

There Are Plenty Of Ways For Parents To Have A Positive Camp Experience Too

BHE Camps BHE Camps Camp is just a few months away and, by now, your children are most likely counting down the days until it begins. But as the beginning of summer approaches, you may be feeling a bit anxious about your child going to camp for a few weeks. Many parents experience “kid-sickness” (a phrase coined by child, [more]

Summer Camp Visiting Day Do’s & Don’ts For Parents

By Jess Michaels

The American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey offers families some general tips for having a successful visiting day at their child’s camp

Gate Hill Day Camp Gate Hill Day Camp Parents have waited all summer for visiting day. The date has been circled on the calendar, since the kids boarded the bus. And while this is an exciting moment for families, parents should keep in mind that each camp has their own guidelines, which they should be sure to read. Here, the American [more]

The Cost of Camp. Priceless?

By Jess Michaels

Advice On How To Afford Summer Camp

Cashpile Editor's note: Click HERE to learn about our Camp Fairs this weekend, March 8-9! Summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn life lessons like leadership, independence, and self-confidence, as well as trying new activities like sailing, ropes courses, and waterskiing. It’s hard to put a price tag on your child’s learning and growth experiences, but parents should know [more]