Finding the Best Sleepaway Camp For Your Child’s Next Adventure

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Finding the Best Sleepaway Camp For Your Child Summer for a child is a time of dreams and exploration. There is no better way to help them find themselves than by giving them the opportunity to go to camp. Sending a child off to a sleepaway camp is one of the best steps that a parent can take. At camp, children will enjoy a lot of activities away from home, as they bond and explore with others. But parents, rightfully so, are cautious to send their children away to strangers.…

Your Child Attending His or Her First Sleep-Away Summer Camp This Year?

Is your child going to his or her very first sleep away camp this year? There are steps you can take to make sure they have a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some tips to prepare for summer sleep away camp: Do practice sleepovers Try creating an environment for your child that simulates sleeping away from home. Request that a family friend, a relative or your child’s best friend hosts a sleepover. Visit potential summer sleepaway camps Take a trip down to the summer…

Why Sleep Away Summer Camps Are More Important Than Ever Before

We ask all the time: “The younger generation – what’s up with them? Lack of focus? Poor concentration? Entitlement? Screens, screens and more screens? Are we responsible for enabling this, allowing this to happen?” Today, the digital age seems to be accelerating rather quickly. Technology is advancing at lightning speed. Children spend most of their lives in front of laptops and mobile phones, and as a result, reducing their time to focus on life and development. Although we appreciate the fact that technology has been…

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.…