Is there financial risk when choosing an Overnight Camp or Teen Summer Program?

The financial risk can be a simple as “not getting what you paid for”. Or worse, not getting anything at all. Unfortunately, we have heard of overnight camps closing and sending children home in the middle of the summer or not opening at all after the family has signed up and made the payment. Sometimes after signing up and making payment, the course or program of your choice at is no longer available. Your child is heartbroken and disappointed. Securing a refund can be challenging…

Why Start Looking for an Overnight Summer Camp Now?

What’s with all the rush? The fall season has just started; overnight summer camp won’t be happening any time soon. Try telling this to campers and staff members; for you to find out that they’ve been planning for the next overnight summer camp already– that they even started the countdown. To support that, there are even mobile apps that are specifically made for tracking time down. So, if you haven’t put much thought into this, we believe that you probably should. Why? Basically, if your…

10 Tips for Sending Care Packages to Overnight Summer Camp

Nothing is as hard as saying goodbye to your camper as he goes off to an overnight summer camp. It is only natural that you would want your camper to have a few things from home just to show that you care. Note that not all overnight camps permit the sending of care packages. Please check your camp’s guidelines beforehand. If they do allow for the delivery of care packages, here are 10 tips for sending those care packages to an Overnight Summer Camp. Again, please…

Last Minute Prep for Summer Camp

(Note: Some of these suggestions may apply to all summer camps, other suggestions apply only to Overnight Summer Camp.) Summer Camp is just around the corner, and sending your child to a camp is a great way to ensure that he’ll enjoy and learn something during this summer vacation. Now that you have picked the best summer camp, it’s now important to make sure your child is fully prepared to go. It doesn’t matter if this will be the first time for your child to…

What can you do to help your child beat homesickness at overnight camp?

Last summer we had a chance to visit a number of overnight camps and spoke to many children about their experiences at overnight camp. We were really impressed by the way they were proudly conquering their homesickness, especially if they had a bad experience in their first week or month. Generally, about ninety percent of children do experience some homesick feelings when they are at overnight camp. Homesickness is not a disease; it is a completely normal life experience that every child can easily master…

Is It Too Soon to Think about Writing Letters to Your Overnight Camper?

Truth be told, it’s difficult for many adults to write a letter to their children who have gone to overnight camp.   Perhaps, the reasons for this could be related to technology, writing letters has become a thing of the past. Everyone likes to receive a letter, even children or teens. If you ask your children who have gone or will be going to overnight camp, they’ll tell you that it would be nice to receive a letter from their parents instead of something else. It…

Can a Gap Year Program Help You With College Admission?

Over the last few years many colleges and universities have been open to the idea of students taking a gap year before they are actually admitted to a higher education school. As a matter of fact, they encourage it. So why are so many colleges encouraging students to take a gap year? Colleges and universities have come to realize that a gap year can play an essential role in the development of practical and interpersonal skills, and helps demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism, service and global engagement.…

Where Do I Start? The 1st Time Overnight Summer Camper: A Physical and Emotional Guide

Is this the first time you’re going to drop off your child off at an overnight summer camp? I bet you’ve already explored a lot. Overnight Summer Camp is the perfect environment to build your child’s self-confidence, independence, and nurture their talents through the away-from-home experience. But before such wonders happen, first you have a great deal more to prepare. It’s an easy task and it is all doable. What you need is a basic plan and a few weeks to set everything right. Here are handy tips…

Are you “Parent Ready” to send your child to Overnight Camp?

When it comes to making a decision on whether to send your son or daughter to a camp or not, it’s imperative to separate your child’s readiness from your readiness. It’s very true that some parents will say that their children aren’t ready, but in a real sense it’s the parents who aren’t ready. Overnight Camp specialist have observed that more than 90 percent of children finishing second grade are old enough to be successful for a 2-3 week camp term, however, only 5 percent…

Overnight Summer Camp – The Ultimate College Prep

Going to an overnight summer camp is a more enjoyable way to prepare your child or teen for college than studying. Even though the camp may not help your children ace their college classes, most experts acknowledge that being away from home when they are young usually helps them ease into campus life. How Overnight Summer Camps Are Better For College Prep Children who have participated in an overnight camp experience are more likely to apply the skills acquired to solve problem in small groups, resolve…