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Beating Homesickness at Camp
Homesickness should not be a deterrent to sending your child to camp. By following some simple strategies, you can help your child develop the skills needed to combat it. (read the story...)

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp
Summer camp is a place to release all of the pent-up energy from the school year, and an increase in physical activity can lead to a spike in risks. But keeping kids healthy at camp doesn't require knowledge of the latest medical journals — just a good dose of common sense. (read the story...)

How To Pack for Camp
Every parent knows there's a buzz in the air before a child heads off to camp! Here are some tips and suggestions — from the toes on up — for how to pack light. (read the story...)

20 Questions for Choosing a Day Camp
The following are 20 questions to think about when choosing a day camp. (read the story...)

Summer Hair Care for Young Campers and Swimmers
Summer fun can wreak havoc on kids' delicate scalp and hair. Here tips to help make summer hair care a breeze. (read the story...)

Camp Squared - Should Camp be a Sibling Experience?
Camp can be a beneficial and fun experience, but if you have two or more children in your household, do you send one or all of them to camp? (read the story...)

One Child at Camp, Another at Home
How do you address sibling separation during the summer? (read the story...)

Special Camps for Special Needs Children
Here are 10 questions to ask about a prospective summer program if you have a child with special needs. (read the story...)

Music Camp Open Call
Since 1999, Manhattan School of Music has been offering a special Summer Music Camp for New York City public school students. Admission is by auditions, which begin this month. (read the story...)

The Great River Row
Twelve high school students will soon be hiking, rowing and canoeing their way from the Catskills all the way to New York City, tracing the journey of the city’s first-rate drinking water to their own taps. (read the story...)

Rubbing Shoulders with the Stars
Theater camps are a dime a dozen in New York City, but Camp Broadway stands out, not least because its weeklong fees are exponentially higher than the others. But in addition, this performing arts camp, started in 1995, offers an authentic Broadway experience (read the story...)

Camping 101
Getting ready for your first family camping trip? Consider these tips before you go. (read the story...)

Camp, to ease the suffering
Camp Sunshine, located along the shores of Sebago Lake, Maine, is a free camp for children with life-threatening diseases and includes every member of the immediate family. (read the story...)

Questions for the Summer Camp Director
Expert advice for parents from the American Camp Association on what to ask a camp director. (read the story...)

Very Young Astronauts
If your child has rocket dreams, and NASA’s Space Camp is way too pricey, there’s a new, closer alternative! (read the story...)

Summer Camp 2006: Before, During, After …
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Summer Camp 2006: Off To Camp! The fun, the packing … the fear of homesickness
Your child leaves for camp in just a few weeks. Veteran or first-timer, rituals are an important part of the getting-ready process. When mine leave for camp, one has to choose a special meal one night, and the other on another night. Though their camp has a bus, we drove the first year, and it has been so ever since. (read the story...)

Summer Camp 2006: Area Camps Tackle Underage Drinking
Underage drinking in Westchester is an issue that has gained considerable attention in recent years with reports of alcohol use at prom outings, student trips, secret gatherings and even parentally-supervised parties. (read the story...)

Summer Camp Worries(Yours, not Theirs!)
Going to sleepaway camp for the first time can cause a serious case of the jitters — for both kids and parents. “It’s important for parents to realize these feelings are completely normal,” says Christopher Thurber, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and co-author of The Camp Handbook. “Separation anxiety is a normal reflection of a strong attachment.” If you’re suffering from a bad bout of the what-ifs, there’s good news — with proper information and planning, parents can overcome their stress. (read the story...)

A Queens Summer Residence for the Broadway-Bound
With the beginning of summer just around the corner, the decision on where to send children for summer camp can often be daunting. Luckily, there is a camp for every interest: sports, arts and crafts, and music are just a few. For those who aspire to the performing arts, the stage at the Professional Performing Arts Center of Queensborough Community College (QCC) in Bayside is already set for tapping, singing and much more. (read the story...)

How To Keep Camp Talk ... Positive!
You have carefully anticipated every need your child may have and every scenario that she may encounter. You've stuffed her bags with ointments and lotions, bandages, extra socks, mounds of Kleenex, and a stash of secret snacks. But, perhaps the most important thing you can give your child before she leaves for the great outdoors is not what you can cram into a backpack. What she needs most is...confidence! (read the story...)

Is Your Child Ready for Overnight Camp?
So, just when is your child ready for overnight camp? Many children are ready by age 6, and most who are 10 or older will love overnight camp. And yes, attending day camp first might help. However, since every child is different, there are some signs that parents should look for in their children before registering: (read the story...)

Finding the Right Camp
Despite the chill in the air, the time has come to consider where your children will be spending the warmer days of summer. Finding the right summer camp is not easy, but knowing that your youngster is safe and happy is worth the effort. (read the story...)


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