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Camping is a wonderful family affair. Children and parents work together to set up tents, start campfires, and swat away mosquitoes. Despite our careful planning of every article of clothing to bring, what type of sandwiches to make, and which adult beverages we need, we usually forget something.
At sleepaway camp, kids often have access to sweets and treats from their fellow campers. Here's how to keeping them on a healthy food track.
How do you address sibling separation during the summer?
Here are 10 questions to ask about a prospective summer program if you have a child with special needs.
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.
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.
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
Getting ready for your first family camping trip? Consider these tips before you go.
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.
Expert advice for parents from the American Camp Association on what to ask a camp director.
If your child has rocket dreams, and NASA’s Space Camp is way too pricey, there’s a new, closer alternative!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.