Lots of kids go to summer camps to experience lots of fun activities in the great outdoors. Many summer camps for kids serve healthy foods such as whole-grain cereals, breads and soups. Summer camp activities often include fishing, swimming and other water activities. You can find summer camps for kids of all ages by searching your local parks and recreation programs. If you send your kids off to summer camp, make sure you pack everything they need by making a list beforehand. Lists are the best way to ensure they have the clothing, toiletries and other items required by (more…)
The Importance of Teamwork
Sooner or later, kids need exposure to the concept of teamwork. Summer camp is one of the best places to begin learning teamwork. By its basic nature, summer camp is a time for kids to relax with their peers and take note of new ideas. Summer camp offers kids an opportunity to work with others toward completion of a specific goal. This might be in sports, swimming or other outdoor activities. Summer camp programs also offer kids team challenges and competition that helps (more…)
Summer is the perfect time to encourage children to do things that they love. Summer is also the time for fun camps and activities. Children almost always love adventure. A wilderness camp can be the perfect way to inculcate valuable survival skills in your children in a fun and lively setting. While making marshmallow by the campfire with friends can be a great experience, your child can also experience adventure as never before.
In a wilderness (more…)
We get a lot of email on this site asking questions and offering suggestions about what we should write next. One question that comes up frequently regards some safe alternatives to summer camp. Some families are in a unique situation where their child might be too old for summer camp, but what can these kids do with their time?
A good question and one with more than a few good answers:
1. Stay Home. Hey, it’s not as bad as it sounds. If your child is old enough but not used to staying home alone, then this could be your opportunity to give them a taste of solitude and independence. A little independence can go a long way toward breeding responsibility and maturity. If you are worried about the child’s safety, services like ADT home Security Long Island make an affordable and easy-to-use system.
2. Summer Job. Even better than staying at home, the lessons your child will learn while working about the real world are simply priceless. There are lots of different opportunities for a summer job too and plenty of chances for your child to make a little money and even learn the value of a dollar.
And those are just a couple alternatives.
Summertime can be the time when most young people take time to relax and enjoy the weather outside. For young dancers the summer can be a relaxing time but it can also be difficult for young dancers to take time off.
The practice of ballet necessitates almost a full time commitment to stay in shape and improve the dancer’s technique. When there is a long summer break a dancer may spend too much time off of their toes with their muscles losing strength and their bodies becoming less flexible. (more…)
Summer camp is an enriching experience for a child that will create lifelong memories. These ten tips will help you choose the best summer camp:
1. Talk to your child.
Discuss why they want to go to camp, and the kinds of activities they enjoy.
2. Explore your options.
Search online for camps in your area.
3. Take a tour.
If possible, you and your child should visit the facilities. Many camps will host an open house before enrollment begins.
4. Add up the costs.
The base cost of attending (more…)
When our child goes away to school for the first time or they’re even starting the college life, it isn’t uncommon for them to get a little homesick. Though the duration of being homesick may vary from child to child, there are some ways to help your child feel more comfortable and ways to help them deal with being homesick.
Open up communication: Be sure to open up the communication with your child. Between calling them regularly, sending them messages on (more…)
If your child is interested in playing a rock and roll instrument like a guitar, drums or bass sending him to a rock and roll camp is a unique idea for the summer. This type of camp is usually for children between the ages of 8 and 15. Tuition can be anywhere from 2490 to 2690 for a two week session. If you have more than one child to enroll you can get a discount of 100 per camper. There are many great opportunities for campers who attend, like lessons on their primary instrument, band rehearsal, practice time and jam time every day. (more…)
So your child is talking
about going to summer camp this year and all you can do is panic. What
if they feed him peanuts (he’s allergic) and do those cabins have ADT
security? There’s nothing to fear for a first-time camp parent and we’ve
got the steps you should take to ease your mind.
Talk to other parents: The best way to choose the right summer camp is through recommendations and bonus, if you pick a camp your kid already has a friend attending they’ll be less likely (more…)
Sports camps are a lot of fun for youngsters. It keeps them active and busy and gives them a break from television and computer screens.
Kids don’t have to be super athletic to participate in sports camps. Just the desire to play competitively with their peers is a great reason to attend a sports camp.
Sports camps center around many kinds of sports. There are basketball, baseball, softball, football, volleyball, tennis, and soccer camps. Kids, boys and girls, who show an interest and talent in any one (more…)