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Why Your Child Should Be A Camp Counselor

Why Your Child Should Be A Camp Counselor

Is your child looking for his first summer job? Has she aged out of camp, but doesn't want to give it up? Here's why young adults should consider being a camp counselor.

Sibling Storylines: Simplifying Summer Camp Plans for Several Campers

Sibling Storylines: Simplifying Summer Camp Plans for Several Campers

Juggling summer camp schedules for several kids can be tough, but if you plan ahead, it is possible to help each child enjoy camp and without having a crazy schedule.

Ask the Expert: How Does Sleepaway Camp Help Children With ADHD Develop Better Decision Making Skills?

Ask the Expert: How Does Sleepaway Camp Help Children With ADHD Develop Better Decision Making Skills?

Sending your child with ADHD to summer camp or a travel program can be nerve-wracking. Eugene Bell, Ed.M. of Summit Camp offers advice for parents on how to worry less about summer programs geared towards children with ADHD and special needs, and how sleepaway programs can help children with ADHD learn decision making skills.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in the Northeast

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in the Northeast

Check out weight loss and diet camps for kids in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Vermont.

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.

Weight Loss Camps and Programs for Kids in the NY Metro Area

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.

How To Pack for Camp

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.

Special Camps for Special Needs Children

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.

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