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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 04.21.2015 | 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 04.01.2015 | 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
Vayable

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.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

My Son Is a Little Different Now That Camp Is Over

TueNight | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
TueNight

As a mom, I'm so proud to see him grow into the young man I've always hoped and knew he could be. And at the same time, it's impossible to keep from tearing up when I think about how soon he'll be packing up to leave to blaze his own trail.

25 Ways To Keep The Summer Camp Dream Alive For Your Kids This Fall

Jenny Isenman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Start by taking all of their electronics and tech items. If they want to text a friend, they'll have to write a letter. They'll complain a little, but deep down, they love to be disconnected.

What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social world?

Time to Rethink Technology at Summer Camp?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 10.22.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Tech gadgets would certainly compete with the immersive experience that sleep away camp creates for the young people. But does technology have no place whatsoever in the lives of campers?

Highlights from Miami's 18th Brazilian Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
Zach Udko

Sexuality, infidelity and creativity dominate as central themes in the highlights from this week's lineup.

How To Pitch The Perfect Tent

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jock Gilchrist

Once I let go of the unreasonable desire for perfection, I actually noticed where I was: breathing in slightly-salty ocean air, engulfed in ancient and mossy trees, smelling kind of bad and not caring, watching the sun dip into the Pacific.

Camp Aranu'tiq: A Safe Haven for Transgender Kids

Mary J. Moss | Posted 10.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Mary J. Moss

I met several wonderful parents and one thing we all had in common were the huge smiles on our faces. Our kids would be happy for one beautiful week. Our kids would be accepted and called by their correct pronoun. Our kids wouldn't be bullied or harassed for being who they are. Our kids would be safe.

Not Fit To Lead

Jeffrey Simon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Simon

I'm a filmmaker, an Eagle Scout, and I'm creating a web series, Camp Abercorn, inspired by my time working as a closeted staff member at Scout Camp. And it's pro-Boy Scouting.

I Almost Forgot What It's Like to Be Young

Jenny Isenman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Last night, I did something many of us parents don't do often enough... I remembered what it's truly like to be a kid. I got to turn off my parent radar for just a few awesome hours.

Why Parents Like Me Hate Camp

Malia McKinnon Frame | Posted 09.21.2014 | Parents
Malia McKinnon Frame

Please explain to me why I would pay someone to tell me that I cannot call or speak to my daughter for two weeks?

5 Ways Your Kids Can Bust Your Summer Budget

Adam Levin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

Because most of your summer expenditures are made in relative proximity to the time to shop for your little debt machine's return to school, it's critical to get your budget right, and stick to it.

The 5 Biggest Life Lessons I Learned At Summer Camp

Justina Sharp | Posted 09.10.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

4-H camp is a very special place. While the lanyards might eventually snap off, and the smell of sunscreen and sunburn medication fades away, the things we learned from each other will stick around forever.

How to Survive Summer

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Structure, although sometimes resisted, provides the boundaries by which they move through their days and defines their actions hour by hour. When this structure is removed, many children are at a loss (especially children with challenges, special needs, or gifted kids).

10 Things I Will Never Do Again In Summer

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

My folks were always avid travelers in search of new adventures. Once the last school bell rang in June heralding the beginning of summer break, our suitcases were packed and loaded into the station wagon.

The REAL Lessons I Hope my Kids Learn at Camp

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

As I drove home, I thought about all of the skills I taught you in order to prepare you for this day. Sure, at 7 and 9, you know how to get dressed, make your bed, brush your teeth, read and eat. However, those are NOT ALL of the skills you need to be successful this week.