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How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Brooklyn Camp Directors
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 some of Brooklyn's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

How Parents Can Deal with Young Children's Separation Anxiety at Camp: Advice from Manhattan Camp Directors
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? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Manhattan's experienced camp and summer program directors. (read the story...)

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in the NY Metro Area
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 metro area. (read the story...)

How to Choose a Summer Camp for Children with Disabilities
It can be hard for parents of children with disabilities to find a summer camp that's just the right fit for their child. Here, Gary Shulman, program director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc., offers helpful tips on navigating the options. (read the story...)

Electronics at Camp: What Parents Need to Know
Will your child be logged in or offline at camp this year? Read on for what parents should know about electronics use at summer camps and how the rules have changed. (read the story...)

Summer Camp: Directors Dish on Parents' Most Common Concerns
Summer may be six months away, but now is the time to start thinking about—and planning for—camp. Whether it’s your child’s first time or your camper is returning for another exciting season, there are still tons of questions and concerns that come up year after year. So to help you navigate the process and ensure that your child has a memorable experience, we consulted top experts from area camps to find out their answers to the most common questions parents pose each season. (read the story...)

Summer Learning
The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational. (read the story...)

New Places, New Program in Suffolk County, Long Island - July '09
Check out a summer camp program at St. Patrick Youth Community in Smithtown and catch 'Aladdin' at John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Rockland - April '09
Check out some new places and programs from Big Apple Circus and Cirque du Soleil to Clausland Mountain Stable to Champion Birthday Parties... (read the story...)

Choosing the Right Camp...
Ask questions! (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Suffolk County
The Summer Camps at Stony Brook University... (read the story...)

Beating Homesickness at Camp
Homesickness should not be a deterrent to sending your child to camp. By following some simple strategies, you can help your child develop the skills needed to combat it. (read the story...)

Camp & Summer Program Options That Are Just Right
Summer is right around the corner and now is the time to start planning for your child’s summer camp experience. But where should you start and what should you know? (read the story...)

How To Keep Kids Healthy at Camp
Summer camp is a place to release all of the pent-up energy from the school year, and an increase in physical activity can lead to a spike in risks. But keeping kids healthy at camp doesn't require knowledge of the latest medical journals — just a good dose of common sense. (read the story...)

How To Pack for Camp
Every parent knows there's a buzz in the air before a child heads off to camp! Here are some tips and suggestions — from the toes on up — for how to pack light. (read the story...)

20 Questions for Choosing a Day Camp
The following are 20 questions to think about when choosing a day camp. (read the story...)

Specialty Camps — More Than A Sporting Good Time
Choosing a sports camp can help your child break out of his or her shell, become more fit and confident. How do you pick the right one? (read the story...)

Summer Hair Care for Young Campers and Swimmers
Summer fun can wreak havoc on kids' delicate scalp and hair. Here tips to help make summer hair care a breeze. (read the story...)

Camp Squared - Should Camp be a Sibling Experience?
Camp can be a beneficial and fun experience, but if you have two or more children in your household, do you send one or all of them to camp? (read the story...)

Leaves of Three: Avoding Poison Ivy
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. (read the story...)

How to Keep Campers on a Healthy Food Track
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. (read the story...)

One Child at Camp, Another at Home
How do you address sibling separation during the summer? (read the story...)

Special Camps for Special Needs Children
Here are 10 questions to ask about a prospective summer program if you have a child with special needs. (read the story...)

Music Camp Open Call
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. (read the story...)

The Great River Row
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. (read the story...)


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