Articles about summer camp


Making Friends at Camp is More Important Than Ever for Kids - Detroit and Ann Arbor Metro Parent

Last updated: 03/09/2020

In a world of digital relationships, summer camps provide an increasingly important place for kids to connect face-to-face – plus sharpen some of life's soft...

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Teaching Kids About Nature to Save the Planet

Last updated: 02/29/2020

George Scarlett’s love of nature runs deep. He grew up in Baltimore, but it was over many years of summer camp in New Hampshire where he began “to see the world as a source of...

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Helping Kids Change Their Stories: What We Are Learning

Last updated: 12/15/2019

Clearly defining our outcomes positioned us to determine how we measure progress and impact. When we began our programmatic shift in 2017, we established a measurement approach...

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What to Know about Demographic Evaluation Questions and How to Make Them Count, Part 2

Last updated: 10/07/2019

Hello again! I’m back with a follow-up post about demographics and evaluation at camp. Hopefully, many of you had a chance to read my last post where I started to discuss why...

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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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