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More Summer Camp Fun for the Winter Months

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…

Re-Create Summer Camp at Home this Winter

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.

Oh My Word! Fun Fill-in-the-Blank Postcards for Campers

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.

When Teens 'Graduate' Camp

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.

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond

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.

Ten Questions to Ask the Camp Director

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.

Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp?

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.

Four Ways to Prepare Your Child for the Day Camp Experience

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.

Five Reasons Summer Camp is Important For Your Child

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.

Ask the Experts: What to Know Before You Send Your Kids to Camp

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.

Broadway Theater Workshops Now Offers Advanced Theater Camp for Teens

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.

How to Manage Several Summer Specialty Camps

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.

Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children to Offer Camp Get Enough Music Program This Summer

Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children to Offer Camp Get Enough Music Program This Summer

Mary Ann Hall's Music for Children will offer a new summer music camp called Camp Get Enough Music for kids in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

How to Choose a Camp for Children with Special Needs

How to Choose a Camp for Children with Special Needs

Day camp, sleepaway camp, or short-term respite camp—which is right for your child with special needs? Gina Maranga, director of program operations at Block Institute in Brooklyn, offers advice on how to select the best summer camp for a child with special needs.

How Parents Can Overcome Their Separation Anxiety When Kids Leave Home for Summer Camp

How Parents Can Overcome Their Separation Anxiety When Kids Leave Home for Summer Camp

When children leave home for sleepaway camp, sometimes it's the parents who struggle with separation anxiety. Here, the experts at the American Camp Association of New York and New Jersey offer tips for how to cope.

From Homesick to Home Away from Home: One Boy's Tale of Overcoming His Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp

From Homesick to Home Away from Home: One Boy's Tale of Overcoming His Homesickness at Sleepaway Camp

One local boy shares his story of dreading his first sleepaway camp experience, in his own words, and how he overcame homesickness to have the best summer of his life.

How to Help Your Child Make Friends at Camp

How to Help Your Child Make Friends at Camp

If you're sending your older child to camp for the first time, chances are she'll be surrounded by kids who’ve attended before. Read on for advice for nervous newbies on really making friends, not just blending in.

How to Pack for Summer Camp

How to Pack for Summer Camp

We sat down with a few summer camp experts, including moms and camp directors, to bring parents practical advice on what to pack (and what NOT to pack) with your child for camp.

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from the Experts

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety: Advice from the Experts

When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts. Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from experts, including camp directors in your area.

Getting Ready for Camp: Vaccines and Physicals

Getting Ready for Camp: Vaccines and Physicals

Experts offer tips for parents on vaccines and other health prerequisites required by children's camps. Get in the know before your kids go this summer.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Long Island.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Westchester and Rockland Counties, NY.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Brooklyn

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Brooklyn

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in Brooklyn.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Manhattan

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in Manhattan

If your child is struggling with weight, he or she might need extra support outside of your family. Check out these weight loss camps and programs run by experts in children's health - including nutritionists, physicians, and fitness instructors - that cater to kids in the New York City area.

Single Sex Camp: Is It Right for Your Child?

Single Sex Camp: Is It Right for Your Child?

Today, there are an equal number of traditional coeducational and single sex summer camps for families to choose from. We spoke with experts and parents about the single sex camp experience for kids - read on to find out if it's the right fit for your child.




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