Articles about summer camp


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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Enrolling Your Kid in Summer Camp? Get That Measles Vaccination

Last updated: 06/09/2019

This year’s measles outbreak has prompted many summer camps to tighten their rules on vaccinations for campers as well as employees. School’s out — and summer camp might be,...

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Hungry for Attention: The Reward Campers Crave Most

Last updated: 06/05/2019

Let's start with a riddle. As a camp counselor, you carry a powerful reward for campers with you wherever you go. Whether your realize it or not, you will distribute this reward...

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Too Much Screen Time? Four Ways Summer Camp Can Help

Last updated: 06/03/2019

Children between eight and ten years old currently spend nearly eight hours a day on media. Adolescents average nearly eleven hours per day, seven days a week, on screens. The...

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6 Rules to Expect at Summer Camp

Last updated: 05/31/2019

As you’re from an entirely new place, they will want to know anything and everything about you, which is amazing. Getting to know your campers is so important for building the...

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The Art and Science of Youth Development: The Role of the Camp Counselor

Last updated: 05/31/2019

What do campers need from the counselors who work with them? They need caring relationships with adults they can trust. They need clear limits, high expectations, and healthy...

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Make Copies or Make a Difference? Camp Is a Real Job

Last updated: 05/31/2019

The mounting pressure to forego a summer at camp in favor of an internship is higher than ever. Many of you may already be thinking that this is your last summer. The pull is...

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How to properly vet summer camps before sending your kids

Last updated: 05/28/2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - The school year for students on the traditional calendar is winding down. That means thousands of area children will be on summer vacation soon. Finding...

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The Top 12 Camp Activities We Need to See in the Next Olympics

Last updated: 05/26/2019

Every 4 years, we become glued to the TV to watch our favourite country compete for gold and glory at the summer Olympic games. Even without the sports, the pageantry and...

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14 Things You Must Pack For Summer Camp

Last updated: 05/22/2019

Girl Scout Blog Monday, May 13, 2019 14 Things You Must Pack For Summer Camp The weather’s getting warmer and the days are getting longer, and Girl Scouts know what that means:...

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