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Oasis Day Camp Expands into Brooklyn Bridge Park
Oasis Day Camp added Brooklyn Bridge Park to its list of summer camp locations for the summer of 2013. Outdoor events will take place in the park, while rainy day and indoor activities will be held at St. Francis College. (read the story...)

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains
One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskill Mountains. They discovered new activities and interests. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn thought about their experience. (read the story...)

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA
One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn liked about the experience, and one thing she'd change. (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: Friendship Bracelets
Keep your kids busy in the winter with fun indoor activities like friendship bracelets. The Landyard Ladies in Nassau, Long Island host birthday parties and also offer friendship bracelet making kits that can be purchased online. It's the perfect way to bring camp home. (read the story...)

Camp Countdown: A Month-by-Month Timeline to Get Ready for Summer Camp
It can be overwhelming to decide how to pick a summer camp for your child, and it often seems like there is an endless list of things to do before your kids can actually go to camp. How do you pick the right camp? What should you ask the camp director before sending your kids away for the summer? What should you pack your kids for their time at summer camp? When should you send your child their first letter? But don't worry, we've got all the answers to those questions. Check out our full timeline for the camp countdown, with instructions about what to do each month of the year when it comes to camp planning. Is it time for camp yet? (read the story...)

Why Touring Camps This Summer Will Help You Pick the Best Camp for Your Kid Next Year
Maine Camp Experience offers tips on when exactly to visit camps, what to look for when researching, and how to decide whether the camp is right for your child and family. (read the story...)

Advice and Help for Anxious Kids at Summer Camp
Is your child anxious about the upcoming summer at camp? Summer camp should be a fun experience for kids. For children whose anxiety gets in the way, NYC’s Child Mind Institute offers suggestions on how to clear the fear to make way for a more formative experience. (read the story...)

5 Expert Tips to Prepare Your Kid for Summer Camp
Camp season is coming up -- what should you do to get your kids (and yourself!) ready for this big change? Read on for our experts' tips on making summer camp a success for everyone involved. (read the story...)

Top 10 Summer Camp Movies (for Kids and for Grown-Ups!)
If your kid is having a hard time getting into the "summer camp spirit," maybe these classics (and modern classics) will help get them in the spirit. And once they've gone to bed, there are plenty of goofy (or scary!) camp flicks for adults, too! (read the story...)

Top 10 Best (and Worst!) Camp Memories
Swimming, roasting marshmallows, and getting outdoors are among the many things this author loved about her childhood camp experience. But what about the things kids don't love about summer camp, like awkward dance nights and cleanup duty? (read the story...)

Helpful Camp Resources for Parents and Kids from NYMetroParents
Summer always arrives before we know it, and that means it's never to soon to start thinking about your kid's summer camp plans. Luckily, we're here to help, with the best expert advice and local resources on everything "camp." (read the story...)

The Nanny Dilemma
This summer, when your kids head off to camp, your childcare needs may shift dramatically. Plan ahead with these tips from the experts on sending your kids to camp without losing your nanny — or breaking your budget. (read the story...)

More Summer Camp Fun for the Winter Months
As a way to combat the cold winter months and psych your kids (and yourself) up for summer that currently seems just out of reach, we’re bringing camp home with an array of slightly modified camp activities that can easily be implemented indoors. Our official guide starts in the February issue, but as promised we’ve got many more ideas, so here they are… (read the story...)

Re-Create Summer Camp at Home this Winter
As winter descends, it can be tough to keep kids entertained indoors. Recreate summer camp activities in the comfort of your home and quickly become the coolest counselor/parent around. (read the story...)

Kiddie Kitchen in Stamford CT Launches Cooking Camp for Kids
Stamford CT's Kiddie Kitchen, known for its cooking parties, is now offering a culinary summer camp program that teaches kids all about breakfast food, international food, and grilling. (read the story...)

Oh My Word! Fun Fill-in-the-Blank Postcards for Campers
These tell-it-like-it-is, fill-in-the-blank cards from Oh My Word give campers an easy and fun way to write home. (read the story...)

When Teens 'Graduate' Camp
Your young teen can learn responsibility and professionalism (and have a little fun in the process) by becoming a Counselor in Training. (read the story...)

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond
Don't let summer brain drain (the regression in math and reading skills that occurs over school vacation) happen to your children. Keep their brains active this summer at one of these great programs in the New York City area and beyond. (read the story...)

Ten Questions to Ask the Camp Director
When researching summer camps, American Camp Association recommends asking the Camp Director the following questions to get a sense of the camp's environment. (read the story...)

Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp?
How do you know when your child is ready for summer camp? Read on for the American Camp Association's suggestions for deciding whether it's time for them to take the plunge. (read the story...)

Four Ways to Prepare Your Child for the Day Camp Experience
Is your child getting ready to attend day camp for the first time? The American Camp Association offers a few steps for getting them ready for a successful day camp experience. (read the story...)

Five Reasons Summer Camp is Important For Your Child
The American Camp Association discusses why summer camp plays a vital role in a child's development. (read the story...)

Ask the Experts: What to Know Before You Send Your Kids to Camp
Whether it's your first or fifth round with summer camp this year, heed the advice from these local experts for less stress at the starting line. (read the story...)

Broadway Theater Workshops Now Offers Advanced Theater Camp for Teens
Broadway Theater Workshops is offering a new summer program, Advanced Theater Camp, for teens who want to master the craft of stage performance. (read the story...)

How to Manage Several Summer Specialty Camps
From soccer to theater to chess, there's a specialty camp for every interest. But what happens when you enroll your kids in more than one? Our experts explain how to make the hectic schedule seamless — and how to keep your sanity, too. (read the story...)


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