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Overnight Camp

An Open Letter To My Son, The Camper

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

Personal hygiene aside, camp for you will be part sports, part friendships and part education. No, I don't mean that kind of education. I'm very familiar with your "math-free summer" rule. This is about you starting to see the little man you are so quickly becoming.

You're A Grown-Ass Adult

Marion Leary | Posted 06.29.2016 | Parents
Marion Leary

Ahh summer! A magical time when parents get a well-needed break from their children, and children from their parents. Or so I have heard. I never went to summer camp as a child, so I can only imagine the bliss; see mother wouldn't allow it, as "bad things could happen", and my child refuses to go. Go figure!

The Magic of Summer Camp

Kelly Newsome | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Newsome

At summer camp, you will find children in search of counsellors as if they are godlike beings, capable of healing all wounds and bandaging all torn fr...

Sleeping With Wolves and Camping in a Boreal Forest: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (Québec, Canada)

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.27.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

We were not only going to a private wolf sanctuary, Aventuraid, but also to an animal wilderness park - Zoo sauvage de Saint-Félicien. The zoo was in a stunning boreal forest, and we looked forward to experiencing a camping, canoeing and hiking adventure.

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.

Another Open Letter to My Daughter, The Returning Camper

Scott Shamberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

Rather than writing you another letter full of fatherly advice that at this point you would probably ignore anyway, I thought I'd tell you what I'm going to miss while you're gone this summer.

5 Things to Expect When You Send Your Kids to Overnight Camp

Tracy Morrison | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Tracy Morrison

Sure, they seem like clean beings at home. They shower daily, wash their faces and brush their teeth... but until their camp counselors actually physically force them into the shower, they will not shower. Just assume a few good swims in the lake will suffice.

Open Letter to My Daughter, the Camper

Scott Shamberg | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

Tomorrow you leave for overnight camp, the first time you will be away from home for more than a night and/or not under the supervision of a loving Jewish grandparent. I wanted to give you some fatherly advice as you head out for what I'm sure will be the most fun you've ever had.

The Hardest Realization About Parenting Post-Split

Jordana Horn | Posted 04.22.2013 | Divorce
Jordana Horn

In divorcing, I signed up for a lifetime of phone calls from vacations I'm not on, of car doors closing as my boys leave, of never getting to celebrate Father's Day for my father or husband with them present. It's a lifetime of separations.

Summer Camp: Tales Of A Grown-Up Sleepaway Camp Kid

Emma Gray | Posted 09.05.2012 | Parents
Emma Gray

Sitting here in my grown-up office, I've somewhat accepted the whole "you don't get a three-month summer vacay" reality of adulthood, but I'm still a sleepaway camp kid at heart. And in my 100 percent biased opinion, your child should be one too.

5 Hidden Summer Camp Costs

Women & Co | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

Around this time of year, parents can find themselves dishing out additional cash for the "hidden costs" of camp -- costs that were unanticipated during budgeting and registration.

Why Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids

Michael Thompson, Ph.D | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Michael Thompson, Ph.D

Does an overnight camp experience still make sense in this competitive, resume-building world? From this psychologist's point of view, the answer is a resounding YES.

3 Tips for Surviving a Summer Camp Schedule Disaster

Women & Co | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

If you find yourself in a summer scheduling bind, consider these helpful tips.

A Happy Camper, A Happy Mom

Sarah Maizes | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Sarah Maizes

My parents LIKED sending us to camp! Sure they missed us (I think...), but they partied. I'm sure of it. They traveled, went out to fancy dinners, stayed out late, and quite possibly danced on our beds to celebrate our absence.