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How Camp Helps Kids Form a Connection with Nature
The benefits of sending your kids to summer camp are numerous, from preparing them for college to helping them form friendships outside your influence. Here are four ways camp helps kids form a connection to nature. (read the story...)

Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?
Did you send your kids to summer camp? You may be able to write off the expense on your taxes. Find out if your child's summer camp qualifies for Child and Dependent Care Credit. (read the story...)

The Importance of Summer Camp for Kids and Teens
Even though you can find after-school activities for any interest your child may have, summer camp is still an important experience for your child, from making new friends to getting prepared for college. (read the story...)

Meet the Camps: Long Island
Here are Long Island programs that offer children summer fun, great instruction and wonderful social settings. Get to know them all. (read the story...)

Meet Camp Directors at the Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair
Parents will get a chance to meet camp directors and learn about summer camps and other summer programs for kids in the NY metro area at the 33rd annual Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair, to be held in White Plains on February 8. (read the story...)

Camps ‘R’ Us Offers Holiday Break Camp in West Islip
Camps 'R' Us, a traditional summer day camp, is offering a holiday break camp in West Islip this year during the school break. (read the story...)

The Goddard School Adds Mini Camps to Summer Programming
The Goddard School in Hastings-on-Hudson now offers specialized summer programs for preschoolers enrolled in its summer camp, including gymnastics, nature, and fort building. (read the story...)

Sibling Storylines: Simplifying Summer Camp Plans for Several Campers
Juggling summer camp schedules for several kids can be tough, but if you plan ahead, it is possible to help each child enjoy camp and without having a crazy schedule. (read the story...)

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp Appoints New Director
The Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp, located in Riverhead, recently named Brian Morris as its new camp director. The sleepaway camp on Long Island is an ACA-accredited camp for ages 8-16. (read the story...)

Organic Living Summer Program For Kids in Sayville
OrganiKids will offer an organic summer program for kids in Sayville. The program includes indoor and outdoor summer activities such as gardening, nature hikes, mud kitchens, and picnics. (read the story...)

3 Campfire Desserts That Are Better Than S'mores
Who doesn't love s'mores? This classic campfire dessert may be delicious, but it can turn into a sticky mess, leaving kids covered in marshmallow and chocolate. Try these three less-mess versions that have all the flavor of the traditional treat. (read the story...)

10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire
Planning a camping trip? There are some things you should know about cooking food on a campfire. Check out these 10 expert tips for cooking safely and efficiently on an outdoor fire and you'll be making drool-worthy eggs al fresco in no time. (read the story...)

Hewitt School Campers Learn Digestion and Get Moving
The Hewitt School's Summer Clubhouse Camp for kids on the Upper East Side has added two new programs. Shawn Shafner of the POOP Project will teach campers about digestion, plus campers will participate in Zumba for kids. (read the story...)

Broadway Workshop Adds Junior Excel Camp
Broadway Workshop holds performing arts camps for children in Manhattan. It will offer its Junior Excel Camp this summer for ages 9-13. (read the story...)

LIU Post Youth Camps Adds Three Programs
LIU Post Summer Youth Camps will add three new programs to its schedule of camp programs for 2014: cheerleading camp, horseback riding camp, and an academic enrichment camp. (read the story...)

New Canaan Nature Center Expands Summer Camp Programs
New Canaan Nature Center recently expanded its summer camp programs to include more outdoor recreation and education. The nature and adventure summer camps in Fairfield County offer three levels based on age. (read the story...)

Two New Summer Camps for Children with Social Deficits
Rockland Jewish Family Service Summer Camps for Children with Social Deficits will offer two new programs this summer: Camp Kipanga for children ages 5-10 and Camp Katikati for children ages 11-13. The camps are for children with social deficits such as autism, ADD, and social anxiety. (read the story...)

Solving the Case of What's Wrong at Camp
What do you do when your child says she doesn't like her camp and refuses to go back? A parent shares tips to solve the case of What's Wrong at Camp to make your child's summer at camp enjoyable. (read the story...)

Usdan Introduces Three New Programs for 2014 Summer Camp
Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts recently announced new additions to its summer camp curriculum. The camp will add a theater audition workshop, a Broadway dance workshop, and sewing and fashion production to its 2014 camp offerings. (read the story...)

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do
Local camp owners and directors share advice and tips for camp parents—10 things they wish parents didn't do when sending children to camp. Plus, counselors share five things they want parents to know. (read the story...)

Summer Adventure Camp Expands Activities
The Knox School Summer Adventure, a summer day camp at The Knox School in St. James, will offer stand up paddle boarding, a marine science program, and Lego robotics this summer. (read the story...)

Westchester Camp & Activities Fair Comes to Town
More than 50 camps will gather for you to do your summer camp research all in one place—and getting your questions answered in person, well, there’s nothing better than that. (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: Watch and Learn
Parents make the most of summer camp by having kids teach family members what they learned at camp during weekly family activities. (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: Camp Pride PJs
If your children are missing their camp friends, why not let them host a summer camp slumber party? Customize these flannel pajama bottoms from Appliké Couture and let your child show camp pride! (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: Keep In Touch as a Pen Pal
Summer camp may be over, but that doesn't mean your child has to stop communicating with their camp friends. We have five pen pal tips to help your child write letters and stay in touch with their summer camp friends. (read the story...)


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