January 09, 2017

The Magic Of Camp

With the start of the New Year, many families begin their summer camp research in earnest. To help them, New York Family and the American Camp Association, NY & NJ, sponsor the city’s biggest Camp Fairs, which include a big array of top day camps and sleepaway camps. For more about the upcoming Camp Fairs, click here. At the same time, we also plan a bunch of newsletters focused on the camp experience. This one begins with a story on the magic of camp. You’ve heard it before: “Camp is the best thing that ever happened to my child.” People who have gone to camp completely understand, but for people who have never attended camp, it’s hard to understand what is so special about camp. What makes camp such a blast for kids? New experiences, close communities, and a sense of freedom keep campers returning year after year! Feel The Fun! »

New York Family Partner: Deer Mountain Day Camp

Explore Talents.  Unlock Creativity.  Learn New Skills.  Find Passions.  Make True Friends.  Shine As You!  Our story began in 1956, when the Katz family founded the camp, a legacy continued today by second generation owners & directors, Roberta and Carol Katz.  Under our insightful watch, our campers (ages 3-15) open up as themselves, try new things, feel connected to our community—and form authentic bonds and memories that last well into adulthood.  We offer a sleepaway camp’s range of activities, facilities, and staff in a day camp setting.  Taught by experts we scout out, these activities give children a chance to try and learn new things, excel at some, and always have a blast.  Activities include Swimming, Sports, Fine & Performing Arts, Outdoor Adventure, Nature, Waterfront, Discovery, Science & Special Events.  Our transformative, 25 acre setting featuring a spring-fed lake is both beautiful and well-appointed.  Private Transportation, Lunch, Snacks and Towel Service included.

The Do's & Don'ts Of Picking The Right Camp

There are many camps to choose from and factors to consider; however, parents want to make sure they do their research when deciding on a camp. There are many things to consider, so we’ve pulled together some important Dos and Don’ts for selecting the right camp for your child. Choose Wisely! »

Friends Who Camp Together...

When choosing a sleepaway camp for the first time, many parents contemplate whether or not they should send their child to camp with a friend. There are pros and cons to both scenarios, so we've put together a list of factors that parents should keep in mind when weighing the decisionLearn More!

More Camp Stories For Your Information & Amusement...

  1. Why Counselors Can Out-Parent Parents: Why turning certain parenting challenges over to camp counselors during the summer is great for kids and for moms and dads. Learn More! »

  2. Vintage Summer Camp Photos: Go back in time with this cool collection of photographs of summer camp through the ages. Learn More! »

  3. Why An ACA-Accredited Camp?: Learn why it's important to select a camp that's approved and accredited by the America Camp Association (ACA). Learn More! »

More Resources from New York Family:

New York Family Camp Fairs This Winter

What is your child doing this summer? New York Family’s Camp Fairs, presented in partnership with the American Camp Association, New York & New Jersey, are your best resource to find the right day or sleepaway camp for your child. The next Camp Fairs are coming up on January 28-29, and February 4 and 11-12. Register Here! »

New York Family's Jan/Feb 2017 Issue

The January/February 2017 issue of New York Family magazine is here! Our latest issue features musician, TV host, and dad-of-three Harry Connick Jr. on the cover, and also includes our annual stroller guide to the best strollers of the year, our winter kids' classes guide, a big Sesame Street giveaway, and much more. Happy New Year! »