summer camp

  1. Age by Age

    Top summer camp books, movies and songs

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    When parents who are camp alumni return home from visiting their kids at camp, they are typically overwhelmed with intense feelings...
  2. Child Development & Health

    4 Ways to help your homesick camper

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    Even if this isn't your child's first summer at sleepaway camp, homesickness can still surface. If you've noticed extra phone calls,...
  3. Age by Age

    Empty nest camp syndrome

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    This summer may be a new experience with your child starting day camp, overnight camp or a teen summer program. Being engaged and...
  4. Activities for Kids

    Preventing homesickness at summer camp

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    Your kids are off to camp or a summer program. While you want them to be happy, there are times they may not be. Your child tells...
  5. Activities for Kids

    Guide to preparing your child for summer camp

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    Your to-do list is checked off, the camp paperwork is complete and the bags are packed -- but have you prepared your child...
  6. Mom & Dad

    6 Ways to connect with kids at camp

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    As the kids head off to camp, houses around the US are quieter (maybe too quiet!) and cleaner. There may even be leftovers at the...
  7. Activities for Kids

    Packing tips for overnight summer camp

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    In our first Camp Chatter series, summer camp expert Jill Tipograph, founder of the premier camp/teen/family resource Everything...
  8. Age by Age

    How to prepare your child for sleep away camp

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    It all started innocently enough. Your nine year old daughter proclaimed that this was the summer she was going to take the...
  9. Activities for Kids

    Is it too late to enroll in summer camps?

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    When you were making summer plans for the kids -- likely months ago -- you probably had a good idea of how you wanted the summer to...
  10. School Age Kids

    Is your kid ready for day camp?

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    Every child looks forward to summer vacation, when homework and school give way to lazy days playing outside and having fun by the...
  11. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Time to plan your summer activities

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    Depending on where you live, it's anywhere between cool to downright frigid outside right now. There may be snow and ice out there,...
  12. Activities for Kids

    Kid camp paradise

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    When I saw my son with the brochure advertising for the summer camp devoted strictly to skateboarding and cartoon drawing, well, I...