Articles about summer camp


How treating work like summer camp can improve your team’s performance

Last updated: 08/11/2019

I’ve had many jobs in my life, but the one that I consistently omit from my résumé is camp counselor. I spent seven summers, from age 15 to 22, working with children at various...

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Children at Summer Camp: Researchers Delve into Parent Anxiety and What to Do about It

Last updated: 07/28/2019

When Bridget Trogden and her husband sent their son, Jacob, to camp last month, she was understandably nervous about sending her 12-year old to an overnight program. The...

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Moments to Be Present During the Summer Camp Season

Last updated: 07/16/2019

Remember that first night at dinner with your new cabin? The nervous excitement of your campers? The antics the campers did to figure out how they were going to fit in?  The...

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Encouraging Outdoor Exploration for Kids

Last updated: 07/12/2019

Summer camp is a great place for your kids to engage in nature and explore the outdoors. When they're not at camp, there are some things parents and families can do to encourage...

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Summer Camp

Last updated: 06/30/2019

When it comes to summer camps, the choices are endless. We all want our kids to have a great summer and come away with memories, friendships, and growth. But where do you begin...

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The Origins of Ga-Ga, a Favorite Game at Summer Camp

Last updated: 06/30/2019

Every morning this summer, when I drop my 6-year-old son off at Jewish day camp, he immediately makes a beeline for the orange-walled pit where the kids play a variant of...

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Camp prep can make summers better for kids

Last updated: 06/30/2019

(Reuters Health) - Kids may have a much better - and safer - time at summer camp when parents plan ahead to make sure programs are a good fit for their child and capable of...

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Adult space camp is a real thing, plus more summer camps for grown-ups

Last updated: 06/29/2019

A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Some of the greatest childhood memories for many adults involve sleeping in a cabin or tent under a starry night at summer...

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Three Different Roads That Led to Working at Camp

Last updated: 06/25/2019

As I continue to ponder the conundrum of staffing challenges that are ever present today, I am equally amazed by the level of commitment that many young people have to camp —...

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The Future of Camp Research

Last updated: 06/16/2019

It’s June, which means you are in it — whether you are in your final days of pre-camp preparations or already welcoming campers, you are in it. When I was a camp director, my...

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