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,...

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...

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