The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps (2012-13 Edition)
New York Family’s Guide to Summer Camps


Editor’s Note: The Big Show

Making A Match: 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Summer Camp

The Friend Question: Should A Child Go To Camp With A Buddy?

When Day Is The Way: Many Day Camps Now Attract Older Campers Who Appreciate Their Mix Of Programs And Attractions—And The Ability To Return Home At The End Of The Day

Get Your Gear Here: Look Cool At Camp This Summer With These 10 Must-Have Items

Nature Calling: Camps That Bring Campers Back To Basics

The Long And Short Of It: How Long Should A Child Go Away For?

Firsthand Evidence: Making The Most Of A Camp Visit

It’s Not What You Wear: Why Some Camps Still Prefer Dress Codes

How I Spent My Summers: A Lifelong Camp Lover Looks Back On Her Years As A Camper And Counselor

The Ultimate Guide to Education (2012-13 Edition)
New York Family Education Guide


The Loss Of Our “Secret Sauce”
A Local Educator Worries That A Single-Minded Focus On Standardized Test Is Killing What’s Truly Great About An American Education

The Hot Education Book For Parents
A New Book Reports On The Surprising Ways That Traits Like Grit And Curiosity Can Improve Success In School And Life

What Parents Can Learn From Teachers
We Asked Some Of NYC’s Best Teachers For Advice On How Parents Can Help Raise Successful Students. Take Out Your Notepads

Plans For The Precocious
What You Need To Know About Raising A Gifted Child In The City

The Revenge Of The POS (Parent Over Shoulder)
To Put Together A Glossary Of Teenage Texting For Parents, We Knew Just Who To Ask: Our Summer Intern!


Are All Those Crazy Things One Hears About NYC School Admissions True?
New York Family‘s Editor Shares His Experiences As A Journalist And A Parent

Looking Ahead
A Talented NYC High School Senior Shares Her Thoughts On What Middle School And Early High School Students Can Do Now To Prepare For College (Without Driving Themselves Crazy)

Enrichments & Extracurriculars

Leaders Of The Pack
Ask Your Kid: The Best Backpacks Are Sturdy, Stylish, And Fun

Changing Their Environment
Six Projects Show How NYC Schools Are Putting Green Teaching Into Practice

15 Ways To Turn On Learning
The Latest And Greatest Apps That Will Teach Your Kids To Love Learning (Seriously)

Educate Yourself!
Our Recommended List Of Education Resources For Local Parents, Plus Crib Notes On New Schools.

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Kids in the City (2012-13 Edition)
New York Family’s Guide to Culture, Parenting, Shopping, Classes and more!

CLASSES: With New Venues And Programs Popping Up All Over The City, The Choice Is Yours For What Class Best Suits Your Child

BIRTHDAYS: From World-Class Venues And Entertainers To Towering Cakes, The Big Apple Has All A Child Could Ask For When It Comes To Blowing Out Birthday Candles

MUSEUMS: The City’s Diverse Museums Are Gearing Their Programs And Exhibits Toward Families—From Arts And Culture To Science And Technology

THEATER & LIVE PERFORMANCE: From Theaters Devoted To Children’s Plays To Broadway’s Biggest Acts, There’s Always A Show-Stopping Performance To Be Seen In Our Wonderful City

ATTRACTIONS: Our Annual A-Z Guide To The City’s Most Notable And Memorable Experiences

SHOPPING & STORES: A Family Guide To The City’s Best Places To Buy Children’s Clothes, Shoes, Toys, Furnishings, Books & More

PHOTOGRAPHERS: With So Many Great Local Photographers, You Can Find The Right Style And Snapshot For Your Family

HEALTH & WELLNESS: The City’s Top Hospitals, Doctors, Dentists, Nutritionists And Exercise Centers With A Focus On Parents And Kids

CAMPS: Whether They Are Going To Day Camp Or Sleepaway, Most Kids Have Some Trepidation The First Time. Here’s How You Can Bolster Their Readiness (And Yours Too)

NEW & EXPECTANT PARENTS: A Selective Guide To Everything For Bump And Baby

TEN TIPS FOR RAISING TWINS IN THE CITY: Priceless Advice From A Dynamic Mother Of Multiples

EDUCATION: With So Many Options In The City—Public, Private, Charter And Parochial—Parents Need To Do Their Research

SPECIAL NEEDS: Evaluations? Programs? Services? The Good News Is That There Are Lots of Local Services For Special Needs Children. The Bad News Is That There’s A Learning Curve For Parents

REAL ESTATE: What To Look For In A Building

FOOD & DINING: A Roster Of The “Best” Kid-Friendly Restaurants In NYC