Packing for Camp

By Christina Katz No one at your kids’ camp is hoping you will over-pack. Camp staff are busy scheduling the type of summer adventures that make lifelong memories. So resist the urge to over-pack your kids for camp. Keep your approach simple. Here are a few tips...

Camp Choice

By Christina Katz A mistake parents can make when choosing a camp is confusing their child’s needs with their own needs. If you want your child to be happy at camp, focus on who he or she is rather than on who you were as a camper. Your goal is to create a harmonious...

Camp: A Kid’s Perspective

By Gayla Grace Nathan Cole, 16 years old, has attended camp every year since he was 5. His eyes light up when you ask what he enjoys most about camp and he can quickly list off reasons why he still loves to go to camp. Here are a few benefits from his viewpoint:...

Day Camp Tips

By Denise Morrison Yearian Camp season is upon us. Before sending your child to day camp, here are 10 last-minute suggestions. FILL ‘ER UP. Bring one bottle of water that has been cooled in the refrigerator and a second one that has been in the freezer. As the day...

Get Ready for Sleep-Away Camp

By Denise Yearian Residential camp a wonderful, growth-filled experience that provides your child with invaluable life lessons on how to be independent, responsible and make diverse friendships. So how do you go about choosing the right sleep away camp? First talk it...

Camp Advice from Kids

By Kimberly Carlson When we were kids, summer camp meant something different to us than it does to our children. For us, camp meant camp: cabins or tents, canoeing, hiking, singing songs around a campfire, and general camaraderie. Children today are much more active,...

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