The 2019 Ultimate Guide To Summer Camp

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Camp Fair Information: All the info on registering for our upcoming Camp Fairs

Last Word: A camp director offers expert insight for times when your camper isn’t sure about going back next summer


Choose Wisely: The top six factors you really should focus on when choosing a camp

Be Prepared!: How camp prepares campers for adulthood

Rock Your Camp Tour: A quick checklist for the important factors to be looking for on a camp tour

A Change in the Air?: How to tell if it’s the right time to consider a different camp for your child

The Buddy System: Should your child go to camp with someone they know?

Special Needs FAQs: Four questions to ask when choosing a camp for your special needs child

The Power of Unplugging: Summer camp offers a perfect opportunity for kids to put the screens away

Giving Camp Back to the Campers: In order to help kids to foster independence, it’s key for parents to let go and trust camp leaders

The Joy of Tradition: Camp traditions & rituals bring a unique sense of history to the summer camp experience

Countdown to Camp: A handy timeline for planning every aspect of camp—from the search process to drop-off day

7 Savings Tips for Summer Camp: Fit summer camp into your family’s budget with these easy tips


2019 Summer Camp Directory

About The American Camp Association, New York & New Jersey: The ACA is a great resource for local parents—they help families discover the best camp for their children, whether it’s a day camp nearby or a sleepaway camp out of state. Visit to use their “Find a Camp” search directory. They also have a camp placement specialist, Renee Flax, who offers one-on-one consultations—contact her at 212-391-5208 or [email protected]