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...

Destination Summer Camp

By Nora Heston Ten million children across the nation attend camp every year, and 5 million of those attend an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp, according to the ACA. Benefits of Camp Overnight camps are often cited for helping children garner...

Camp Counselor

By Gayla Grace Kids love to go to camp and experience new adventures, enjoy a break from everyday life, and make new friends. But as our kids get older we want them to experience a summer job and the benefits that go along with earning an income. Why not consider the...

Why Day Camp?

By Marla Coleman Children learn life skills that become habits of the heart. One mother wrote that the family was on a ski trip. The son got to the top of a steep hill and started to panic. The mom said, “What would you do if you were at camp?” and he proceeded to...

Make the Most of Summer Camp

By Gayla Grace Summer camp offers all kinds of fun and character-building experiences for kids of any age. Whether you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment or weeks of intentional skill-building for your child, you can find it at camp. »Age 0 – 5 Day...

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