Teens Making a Difference

This past spring, 32 Arizona teens took home the highest award in Girl Scouting: the Gold Award. “One of the most impactful parts of Girl Scouting is earning the Girl Scout Gold Award,” said Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. “This...

Backyard Fantasy

Compiled by Michelle Talsma Everson Springtime in Arizona, it’s the perfect time of year to be outdoors—and, what better way to start your outdoor adventure than in your own backyard? With the weather near perfect, now is the ideal time of year to create a paradise to...

Homesickness at Camp

By Christa Melnyk Hines Worried that your child will suffer a serious hankering for home during his or her first camp experience this summer? While homesickness isn’t unusual, a proactive approach now can minimize the blues later. Work up to it. When her children were...

Choosing the Right Day Camp

By Denise Yearian Summer day camp is a place where children can stretch their minds, exercise their bodies, develop new interests and forge lasting friendships. For young children, it is a good introduction to the camp experience. For older ones, it is a way to enjoy...

Kids & Cooking

By Nora Heston Tarte Teaching children to cook at a young age opens the culinary doors for them later in life. Not only will they have the foundation needed to pursue a career in food, the skills they learn also play into many other career choices as well as...

Safer Sports

Protecting young athletes from injuries By Malia Jacobson Sports injuries are sidelining more young athletes than ever before, a trend that concerns doctors, coaches, and parents. According to the STOP Sports Injury Campaign, 2 million sports injuries strike high...

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