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STEM Camps in the NYC Area

STEM Camps in the NYC Area

Find a STEM camp for your child in our guide to math, science, and tech camps for kids in the NYC area, including programs in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.

Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate's new SummerPlay program for kids ages 3-10 organizes group playdates to art, culture, education, and fitness venues in NYC during the gap days between school and camp in June and August.

Important Questions to Ask a Camp Director

Important Questions to Ask a Camp Director

Are your kids ready for overnight camp? More importantly, are you? The moms behind Mabel's Labels offer some great questions to ask camp directors to put your fears to rest.

How to Find the Right Camp for Your Kid

How to Find the Right Camp for Your Kid

Looking for the right summer camp for your child? Here’s some helpful tips and advice from Mabel's Labels, a company founded by four moms. See below for their suggestions for great things to consider when choosing a summer camp for your child!

Summer Camp Exposes Kids to New Interests and Experiences

Summer Camp Exposes Kids to New Interests and Experiences

The benefits of summer camp, and how sending kids to summer camp help them form new interests, gain new experiences, and learn new skills.

How Camp Helps Kids Form a Connection with Nature

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.

Ask the Expert: Can I Claim My Child's Summer Camp on My Taxes?

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.

The Importance of Summer Camp for Kids and Teens

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.

Meet the Camps: Long Island

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.

Meet Camp Directors at the Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair

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.

Camps ‘R’ Us Offers Holiday Break Camp in West Islip

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.

The Goddard School Adds Mini Camps to Summer Programming

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.

Sibling Storylines: Simplifying Summer Camp Plans for Several Campers

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.

Dorothy P. Flint 4-H Camp Appoints New Director

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.

Organic Living Summer Program For Kids in Sayville

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.

3 Campfire Desserts That Are Better Than S'mores

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.

10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire

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.

Hewitt School Campers Learn Digestion and Get Moving

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.

Broadway Workshop Adds Junior Excel Camp

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.

LIU Post Youth Camps Adds Three Programs

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.

New Canaan Nature Center Expands Summer Camp Programs

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.

Two New Summer Camps for Children with Social Deficits

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.

Solving the Case of What's Wrong at Camp

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.

Usdan Introduces Three New Programs for 2014 Summer Camp

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.

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do

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.




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