Have You Gotten Your 2019 Summer Camp Guide?—Great Parenting and Advice Articles


Why Some Summer Camps Now Offer Mindfulness Activities

Why Some Summer Camps Now Offer Mindfulness Activities

There is no doubt about it—today’s young people are stressed out. In fact, 1 in 20 children and teens have anxiety and/or depression, according to The Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. And that anxiety isn’t left at home once a chil...

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Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Westchester County

Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Westchester County

When choosing a summer camp for your children, there are some non-negotiable or added bonus services day camps offer for families. One of those? Transportation to and from summer camp. The good news is there are a lot of summer camps in Westchester...

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Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers in Westchester County

Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers in Westchester County

We all know getting out the door in the morning during the school year takes a lot of coordinating, with backpacks, briefcases, and after-school activity gear—and adding a brownbag lunch to the morning chaos is at the bottom of some of our lists. A...

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Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Westchester County

Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Westchester County

A lot of parents rely on day camps to keep their kids busy and supervised during the summer months when school isn’t in session—especially if the family doesn’t have a dedicated babysitter available five days a week or if their child is too old for...

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Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Westchester County

Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Westchester County

Have you ever found a summer camp you love for your kids, but the timing isn’t right with their other summer obligations and family vacations? That won’t be an issue any more with this handy list of summer day and specialty camps that have flexible...

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Summer Camps That Offer Scholarships for Campers in Westchester County

Summer Camps That Offer Scholarships for Campers in Westchester County

The cost of summer camp can add up—especially if you have more than one child attending day camp, sleepaway camp, or a specialty camp for the whole summer. Luckly there are a handful of summer camps in and near Westchester County that offer scholar...

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Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Queens

Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Queens

In addition to flexible scheduling, you might be on the lookout for a summer camp that offers half-day options. Whether your child is enrolled in a specialty program that only has morning or afternoon sessions or you only need to keep your child bu...

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Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Brooklyn

When choosing a summer camp for your children, there are some non-negotiable or added bonus services day camps offer for families. One of those? Transportation to and from summer camp. The good news is there are a lot of summer camps in Brooklyn th...

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Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Queens

Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Queens

When choosing a summer camp for your children, there are some non-negotiable or added bonus services day camps offer for families. One of those? Transportation to and from summer camp. The good news is there are a lot of summer camps in Queens that...

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Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Queens

Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Queens

A lot of parents rely on day camps to keep their kids busy and supervised during the summer months when school isn’t in session—especially if the family doesn’t have a dedicated babysitter available five days a week or if their child is too old for...

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Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Queens

Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Queens

Have you ever found a summer camp you love for your kids, but the timing isn’t right with their other summer obligations and family vacations? That won’t be an issue any more with this handy list of summer day and specialty camps that have flexible...

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Summer Camps That Offer Day Trips for Campers in Queens

Summer Camps That Offer Day Trips for Campers in Queens

For young adventurers, many camps in Queens offer travel and day trip opportunities to locations such as sporting events, amusement parks, beaches, indoor play spaces, parks, bowling alleys, arcades, museums, planetariums, aquariums, and zoos in th...

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Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers on Long Island

Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers on Long Island

When choosing a summer camp for your children, there are some non-negotiable or added bonus services day camps offer for families. One of those? Transportation to and from summer camp. The good news is there are a lot of summer camps on Long Island...

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Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers on Long Island

Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers on Long Island

We all know getting out the door in the morning during the school year takes a lot of coordinating, with backpacks, briefcases, and after-school activity gear—and adding a brownbag lunch to the morning chaos is at the bottom of some of our lists. A...

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Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers on Long Island

Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers on Long Island

A lot of parents rely on day camps to keep their kids busy and supervised during the summer months when school isn’t in session—especially if the family doesn’t have a dedicated babysitter available five days a week or if their child is too old for...

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Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers on Long Island

Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers on Long Island

Have you ever found a summer camp you love for your kids, but the timing isn’t right with their other summer obligations and family vacations? That won’t be an issue any more with this handy list of summer day and specialty camps on Long Island tha...

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Summer Camps That Offer Scholarships for Campers on Long Island

Summer Camps That Offer Scholarships for Campers on Long Island

The cost of summer camp can add up—especially if you have more than one child attending day camp, sleepaway camp, or a specialty camp for the whole summer. Luckly there are a handful of summer camps on Long Island that offer scholarships and discou...

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Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Provide Transportation Services for Campers in Manhattan

When choosing a summer camp for your children, there are some non-negotiable or added bonus services day camps offer for families. One of those? Transportation to and from summer camp. The good news is there are a lot of summer camps in Manhattan t...

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Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers in Manhattan

We all know getting out the door in the morning during the school year takes a lot of coordinating, with backpacks, briefcases, and after-school activity gear—and adding a brownbag lunch to the morning chaos is at the bottom of some of our lists. A...

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Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Manhattan

A lot of parents rely on day camps to keep their kids busy and supervised during the summer months when school isn’t in session—especially if the family doesn’t have a dedicated babysitter available five days a week or if their child is too old for...

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Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Manhattan

In addition to flexible scheduling, you might be on the lookout for a summer camp that offers half-day options. Whether your child is enrolled in a specialty program that only has morning or afternoon sessions or you only need to keep your child bu...

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Summer Camps That Offer Day Trips for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Day Trips for Campers in Manhattan

For young adventurers, many camps in Manhattan offer travel and day trip opportunities to locations such as sporting events, amusement parks, beaches, indoor play spaces, parks, bowling alleys, arcades, museums, planetariums, aquariums, and zoos in...

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Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Manhattan

Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Manhattan

Have you ever found a summer camp you love for your kids, but the timing isn’t right with their other summer obligations and family vacations? That won’t be an issue any more with this handy list of summer day and specialty camps that have flexible...

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Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Offer Extended Hours for Campers in Brooklyn

A lot of parents rely on day camps to keep their kids busy and supervised during the summer months when school isn’t in session—especially if the family doesn’t have a dedicated babysitter available five days a week or if their child is too old for...

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Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Offer Flexible Scheduling for Campers in Brooklyn

Have you ever found a summer camp you love for your kids, but the timing isn’t right with their other summer obligations and family vacations? That won’t be an issue any more with this handy list of summer day and specialty camps that have flexible...

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Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Offer Half-Day Options for Campers in Brooklyn

In addition to flexible scheduling, you might be on the lookout for a summer camp that offers half-day options. Whether your child is enrolled in a specialty program that only has morning or afternoon sessions or you only need to keep your child bu...

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Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Offer Swimming for Campers in Brooklyn

In addition to being a fun activity during the hot summer months, learning to swim has another big benefit: Children also learn how to be safe when they’re in and near the water. If your child hasn’t yet mastered the skill of swimming safely, there...

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Summer Camps That Offer Day Trips for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Offer Day Trips for Campers in Brooklyn

For young adventurers, many camps in Brooklyn offer travel and day trip opportunities to locations such as sporting events, amusement parks, beaches, indoor play spaces, parks, bowling alleys, arcades, museums, planetariums, aquariums, and zoos in ...

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Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers in Brooklyn

Summer Camps That Provide Lunch for Campers in Brooklyn

We all know getting out the door in the morning during the school year takes a lot of coordinating, with backpacks, briefcases, and after-school activity gear—and adding a brownbag lunch to the morning chaos is at the bottom of some of our lists. A...

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School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Manhattan This Month

School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Manhattan This Month

UPDATED March 2019: Whether you’re looking for a new summer camp, after-school class, or school for your child, the best way to get to know camp directors, counselors, teachers, faculty, and staff is by attending open houses in New York City. From ...

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School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Brooklyn This Month

School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Brooklyn This Month

UPDATED March 2019: If you’re looking for a new after-school class, summer camp, preschool, or school for your child, attending open house sessions in Brooklyn are the best way to get to know camp directors, counselors, teachers, faculty, and staff...

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School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses on Long Island This Month

School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses on Long Island This Month

UPDATED March 2019: Whether you’re looking for a new summer camp, after-school class, or school for your child, attending open houses in Nassau and Suffolk counties are the best way to get to know camp directors, counselors, teachers, faculty, and ...

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School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Westchester County This Month

School, Camp, & After-School Class Open Houses in Westchester County This Month

UPDATED March 2019: Attending an open house session in Westchester County is the best way to determine whether a summer camp, after-school class, or school is right for your child. Open houses offer parents opportunities to meet camp directors, cou...

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6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

6 Tips from the Experts to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Children

One of the big advantages of raising a family in the New York metro area is the sheer volume of things to do and places to go. That’s true for camp, too: There are hundreds of nearby day and sleepaway camps available for your child to attend. It’s ...

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The Ultimate, Must-Read Camp Guide for Every Family

The Ultimate, Must-Read Camp Guide for Every Family

In an effort to help you plan your child’s best summer ever, we’re proud to present The Camp Planner—the best resource for parents who are figuring out their kids’ summer camp plans in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester County, R...

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What Camp Directors Wish Parents Knew About Summer Camp

What Camp Directors Wish Parents Knew About Summer Camp

If you're considering sending your child to camp this summer, there are things camp directors wish you, as parents, knew about summer camp. New York metro area summer camp directors and owners tell all and share what you need to know about summer c...

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A Month-by-Month Timeline to Plan Your Child's Best Summer at Camp

A Month-by-Month Timeline to Plan Your Child's Best Summer at Camp

Kids go to camp in the summer, but selecting a camp and getting your child excited for it are tasks that should be on your radar during the entire year. Spending a little time each month on prep work will pay off during the warm-weather months, whe...

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Is My Child Ready to Be a Counselor-in-Training at Summer Camp?

Is My Child Ready to Be a Counselor-in-Training at Summer Camp?

If you’re the parent of a teen who lives for anything related to camp, from the arts and crafts cabin to color wars to archery, now might be the time to talk to him about applying for a summer job as a counselor-in-training at a camp nearby. Turns ...

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New York City Parks Department Camp Lottery Opens Tomorrow

New York City Parks Department Camp Lottery Opens Tomorrow

With summer just a few short months away, it's time to start thinking about camp. New York City parents have a myriad of options from day camps, to sleep away camps, to specialty camps. But this low-cost option provided by the New York City Parks D...

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How Summer Camp Prepares Kids for College

How Summer Camp Prepares Kids for College

Sending children to summer camp does more than keep them entertained for the season. Summer camp teaches kids intangible life lessons, it makes them better students, but most of all, it prepares them for the transition to collegiate life. Here’s how.

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Download Our Free Mini Summer Camp Guides!

Download Our Free Mini Summer Camp Guides!

Though the winter doldrums are only beginning to end, it's already time to think about summer: summer camp that is! Now is the time to look for and choose a summer camp for your child, and we have all the information you need in our free, downloada...

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10 Things Learned at Camp that Benefit Kids in School

10 Things Learned at Camp that Benefit Kids in School

Sending your children to camp during the summer months does more than keep them busy. Camp—whether a day camp, sleepaway camp, or specialty camp—can teach kids new skills at camp, such as swimming, archery, photography, dance, and more. But camp ca...

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20 Lessons From Camp We Use Every Day

20 Lessons From Camp We Use Every Day

The most important lessons learned at camp may be the ones you can’t see.

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Kids Share Why Camp is Great

Kids Share Why Camp is Great

Kids share why they love summer camp.

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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.

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The Lasting Effect of Camp Counselors on Campers

The Lasting Effect of Camp Counselors on Campers

Discover why kids love listening to their camp counselors—and why it’s important for parents to take a step back.

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The Importance of Summer Camp Friendships

The Importance of Summer Camp Friendships

Friendships that form in just a few weeks at summer camp, can last a lifetime.

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Camp Dilemma: The Reluctant Child

Camp Dilemma: The Reluctant Child

Your child exclaims she doesn't want to go back to camp, now what? We spoke to experts about how you can get to the bottom of your child's feelings, and how to encourage her to give camp another chance.

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STEM Camps in the NYC Area

STEM Camps in the NYC Area

Find a STEM camp for your child in our guide to math, science, and tech camps for kids in the NYC area, including programs in NYC, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.

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Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate Launches a Different Kind of Summer Camp for NYC Kids

Project Playdate's new SummerPlay program for kids ages 3-10 organizes group playdates to art, culture, education, and fitness venues in NYC during the gap days between school and camp in June and August.

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