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8 Camping Hacks to Keep You Warm at Night

The Outbound Collective | Posted 09.24.2015 | Travel
The Outbound Collective

There are so many things we love about this time of year...the leaves changing, fewer crowds at our favorite destinations, and the cool crisp air of autumn. The down side is that that cool air can turn freezing at night when you're out camping in the wilderness.

How Camp Changed My Life and My Relationship With My Kids

Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson | Posted 09.09.2015 | Parents
Patricia Ribeiro Wolfson

For eight weeks, I got to have fun, sing, dance, cheer, and make hundreds of kids smile. But what I got out of it on a personal level was far more significant than I could have imagined. Here are 10 things I learned that not only changed my life but my relationship with my kids.

My Last Letter Home From Camp

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 09.08.2015 | College
Elizabeth Logan

Having graduated college with no prospect of gainful employment in my field of interest, I spent this summer at that great American bastion of youth: camp.

Why Going To Camp Is The Most Important Thing I've Ever Done

Spencer Kaminsky | Posted 09.04.2015 | Teen
Spencer Kaminsky

Camp is this beautiful place where your victories are celebrated forever and your failures are forgotten. It is the land of infinite second chances.

Black Family Faces Racial Slurs And Threats During Family Reunion

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Black Voices

Kanisha Allen, 27, and her family had to end their family reunion at Rollins Lake in Nevada County, Sacramento early after becoming victims ...

WATCH: Kayaking Camp Teaches Inner City Kids to Ride Out the Waves

HooplaHa | Posted 08.18.2015 | Good News

After 9/11, Jesse Stone wanted to do something for the inner city youth. They had not been directly impacted by a traumatic global event, but were already enduring many untold struggles closer to home.

The 5 Best Beach Camping Spots In America

Thrillist | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel

Few getaways rival a relaxing beach camping escape: roaring bonfires, gorgeous ocean sunrises (or sunsets), and the soothing sound of waves crashing on the beach while you sleep. All while spending your days chilling in the sun or playing in/on the water. You see what we're saying, right?

Empowering Youth in Child Welfare and Foster Care Through the Gift of Sleep-Away Camp

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 07.23.2015 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

Many readers have experienced the magic of summer camp--days spent basking in the sun, swimming and splashing around the pool or lake, playing sports,...

Children's Grief Camp: Sharing Grief, Finding Hope

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Fredda Wasserman

The growth and transformation witnessed in these 48 hours is a testament to the value of having a safe place where grief is not taboo. As the campers performed their "grief skits" in front of their family members on Sunday afternoon, a sense of gratitude and understanding abounded.

When Waldo Goes To Sleep-Away Camp

Anna Jadow Bloom | Posted 07.14.2015 | Parents
Anna Jadow Bloom

Locating your child in camp photos is like being trapped in a continuous game of Where's Waldo? A parent's ability to easily locate his or her child in photos, often when the child is in a large group, is uncanny.

Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids and Parents

Erica Diamond | Posted 07.08.2015 | Parents
Erica Diamond

Last week, I sent my boys off to sleepaway camp, together, for the first time. The people I have bumped into have asked me, "So? How does it feel to have both your kids gone for the first time?" My answer? "On a scale of 1-10... 1,000,000!"

Time to Send Your Child to Sleepaway Camp? How to Choose a Camp and Prepare Your Child

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 06.26.2015 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Sleepaway camp can offer incredible growth opportunities for children--they can gain independence and self-confidence, adjust to new, real-life situations, experience new environments and activities, and make new friends.

The Future Starts Now

Kathy Kemper | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Kathy Kemper

The excitement of an 8-year-old going to a sparkling, high energy, university campus is a remarkable sight. Some of the kids in attendance have never thought of college as an option, some didn't believe they'd ever have access to cutting edge technology, and some of the girls thought tech was only for the boys.

Used To Be

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

While it's unlikely that the halcyon backyard days of the 1950s and '60s will return unblemished, recent high profile cases of so-called "free-range parenting" suggest change may be afoot.

Hebrew Hoops Mixes Judaism and Basketball

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 05.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Though there aren't any Jewish starters in the upcoming NBA finals between the Warriors and the Cavaliers, that doesn't mean Jews don't love basketball. One of those is a recent Jewish USC graduate, a true superstar, Sam Fein.

18 Things You Probably Owned If You Went To Sleepaway Camp

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Style

If you went to sleepaway camp, you know a few things to be true. First, there's no place like camp. Second, there are no friends like camp friends...

The Faithful Shopper: Cool Campers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.18.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Summertime is unofficially here, and that means it's time to explore the great outdoors.

'Who Will Do This For You At Camp?'

Mitch and Stephanie Reiter | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Mitch and Stephanie Reiter

Maybe their hair will be a little messy in the photos you see online, but what you didn't see is how fast they tied their shoes and were the first down to lineup.

Burying Our Heads in the Sandbox: Ignoring Security at Summer Camps

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.31.2015 | Parents
Joshua Gleis

Regrettably, too many camp administrators are passing off concerns of parents as overreactions, claiming that there is nothing that can really be done in such wide-open environments. Others recognize the threat but are misallocating their limited resources.

Cookie Time!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 04.27.2015 | Taste
Minnesota Historical Society

It's Girl Scout cookie time, and boxes of brightly colored treats are being purchased and consumed at a rapid rate! The annual cookie tradition dat...

Always Wanted an Alaska Cabin? Bidding Starts at $25

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.21.2015 | HuffPost Home
Alaska Dispatch News

The U.S. Air Force is auctioning off six recreational cabins in the Kenai Peninsula community of Seward, and they could be a steal. The minimum bid starts at $25, but the winning bidders must commit to having the 32-by-32-foot duplex cabins -- containing two identical living areas -- moved from their current location by May 15.

Changing the Face of Lebanon's Population

Mimo Khair | Posted 01.31.2015 | World
Mimo Khair

Humanitarian organizations work tirelessly to find solutions to what could be a humanitarian disaster in a region that is weary of endless years of war and struggle. It hurts to see my home in pain.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Surprise! 5 Ways Tech Can Help You Get Off the Grid

Vayable | Posted 11.23.2014 | Technology

We've all heard it before: our busy, hyper-stimulated lives have too many screens, too little down time, and nowhere near enough spare time.

Spending a Summer as a Camp Counselor Could Be the Best Decision You Make in College

Caroline Davis | Posted 11.17.2014 | College
Caroline Davis

Camp counselors are given numerous opportunities to teach, listen, support, mediate, aid, lead, and make critical decisions. There is no career that doesn't implement these skills, meaning there is no person who would be wasting their time by spending a summer at camp.