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Westchester Camp & Activities Fair Comes to Town

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.

Camp Countdown: Watch and Learn

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.

Camp Countdown: Camp Pride PJs

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!

Camp Countdown: Keep In Touch as a Pen Pal

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.

Harbor Country Day School Summer Camp Appoints New Director

Harbor Country Day School Summer Camp Appoints New Director

Harbor Country Day School Summer Camp & Workshops appointed David Romero as its new camp director earlier this year. Romero, who got his start as a camp counselor for Harbor Country Day School Summer Camp in high school, plans to expand the camp’s summer learning workshops.

Camp Countdown: S'mores For Grown-Ups

Camp Countdown: S'mores For Grown-Ups

While the kids are at camp having their summer fun, why don’t you indulge in your own nostalgic treat and create a grown-up version of the best summer snack, the s'more? Sarah Warren, creator of S'more Bakery in Brooklyn, shows us how.

NYChessKids Offers Summer Camp at PS98 in Queens

NYChessKids Offers Summer Camp at PS98 in Queens

PS98Q, The Douglaston School of Literature in Queens, and NYChessKids have partnered to offer a summer day camp for children ages 4-12 in July and August. Campers will learn to play chess, as well as have ample physical activity.

Asphalt Green's Battery Park City Location Offers Family Programming

Asphalt Green's Battery Park City Location Offers Family Programming

Asphalt Green’s new Battery Park City location offers the same athletic and fitness programming to youth, adults, and families, as well culinary and cultural classes. Asphalt Green also offers summer day camp for children ages 4-13, which includes sports and swim instruction, as well as cultural arts.

Chilibeans Party Place Now Offers Two Summer Camps

Chilibeans Party Place Now Offers Two Summer Camps

Chilibeans Party Place will host two different summer camps in Queens this year: Lego Engineering and Artful Adventures. The Lego camp applies real-world physics, engineering, and architecture concepts for children in kindergarten through sixth grades. The art camp is split into two sessions: 3-D Insanity and Crazy Craftin’ for children in first through sixth grades.

THE GYM and North Castle Pool & Tennis Team Up to Offer Two Summer Camps

THE GYM and North Castle Pool & Tennis Team Up to Offer Two Summer Camps

THE GYM of Armonk and North Castle Pool & Tennis have partnered to offer a sports and fitness camp and a basketball camp, both with summer swim instruction, this summer for children in Armonk.

Camp Countdown: Geocaching Adventure

Camp Countdown: Geocaching Adventure

A geocaching adventure is like a modern day treasure hunt, and you can do it with the whole family.

How Camp Helps Kids Gain Confidence and Independence

How Camp Helps Kids Gain Confidence and Independence

Summer camp, and especially sleepaway camp, helps kids develop confidence and independence, and their experiences at camp help them break through their comfort zones, build lasting friendships, and find who they truly are.

Brooklyn Summer Day Camp Offers Toddler Program

Brooklyn Summer Day Camp Offers Toddler Program

Long-running summer day camp, Park Explorers Day Camp, will offer a toddler program starting this summer. The early explorers program introduces children to the summer camp environment at a speed set for 3-year-olds.

Summer Camp Program Opens Farmingdale, West Islip Locations

Summer Camp Program Opens Farmingdale, West Islip Locations

The "most affordable" summer camp program on Long Island has plans to open two new locations—Farmingdale and West Islip—in time for camp this summer. Hosted at St. Killian School and Our Lady of Lourdes School, Camps 'R' Us is fully equipped with opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities.

These Are Not Your Traditional Summer Camps

These Are Not Your Traditional Summer Camps

Do your kids love summer camp but want to attend a less traditional sleepaway camp this year? Check out these four camps that we've profiled, which focus on activities like fashion, technology, photography, and making video games.

Your Camp Experience vs. Your Child's Camp Experience

Your Camp Experience vs. Your Child's Camp Experience

An ex-camper reflects on how camp has changed over the years, from activities to food to communications, and what hasn't changed.

Oasis Day Camp Expands into Brooklyn Bridge Park

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.

One Big Family Heads to Sleepaway Camp in Catskills Mountains

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.

The Highlights of Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA

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.

Bring Camp Crafts Home with Friendship Bracelets

Bring Camp Crafts Home with Friendship Bracelets

Keep your kids busy on bad-weather days with fun indoor activities like this camp-inspired craft: friendship bracelets. The Landyard Ladies in Nassau, Long Island offer friendship bracelet making kits that can be purchased online. It's the perfect way to bring camp arts and crafts home in the off-season.

Camp Countdown: A Month-by-Month Timeline to Get Ready for Summer Camp

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?

Why Touring Camps This Summer Will Help You Pick the Best Camp for Your Kid Next Year

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.

Advice and Help for Anxious Kids at Summer Camp

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.

5 Expert Tips to Prepare Your Kid for Summer Camp

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.

Top 10 Summer Camp Movies (for Kids and for Grown-Ups!)

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!




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