When I was 8 years old, my parents sent me away to camp for the first time. I think they needed a break from all my talking! I didn't want to go, I didn't know anyone and I cried all the way on the bus. But when I got to Camp HoneyRock in Wisconsin, I had one of the best experiences of my life. To this day, when I think of camp, I think of afternoons spent learning archery, doing wood-burning crafts and riding horses, and nights sitting around the campfire, making s'mores and singing Kumbaya (that's not a metaphor, we really did). When I became a parent, I was fortunate enough to be able to send my kids to camp, and now they look forward to sending their own children when they're old enough.Read Full Story
Summer vacation is on the horizon, and with it comes the start of camp for many children. If you're planning to send your student to an educational summer program, be it a robotics day camp or an overnight wilderness experience, here are seven things to consider as you select a specific session.Read Full Story
The benefits of sending kids to camp are abundant, but when nervous kids become overwhelmed about heading off to this new adventure, fears and anxiety can sometimes trump feelings of excitement. Before letting your homesick youngster wiggle out of going away to camp, pack up these tips on how to tackle summer camp anxiety.Read Full Story
The first time I tried to sign my kids up for summer camp, I was surprised to learn that most of the camps that I was interested in were already full. When I complained to friends, I was met with blank stares. It was June. Of course, they were full.Read Full Story
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