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I'll Pass On Adult Summer Camp

Jackie Goldschneider | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Jackie Goldschneider

After endless Facebook photos of packed trunks and tearful goodbyes, everyone's kids have finally gone off to summer camp. And I admit that sometimes, when I think about all the fun they'll be having, I get a little jealous.

When It Comes To Camp Pics This Summer, It's All About The Money Shot

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

Fourth of July weekend has now come and gone, which means the kids have officially been away at camp for a over week. You should know this even if you don't send your own kids off to sleepaway for the summer, because over on Facebook, the entire process of getting ready for the big send off was meticulously documented by every single person you've ever met.

Sleepaway Camp Is Good For Kids and Parents

Erica Diamond | Posted 07.08.2016 | 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 06.26.2016 | 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.

34 Life Lessons You Learn At Jewish Summer Camp

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion

Cult classic "Wet Hot American Summer" gets a few things about Jewish summer camp gloriously wrong: Campers are generally not left to drown in the lak...

Surviving Your Kid's First Summer at Sleepaway Camp

Abby King | Posted 06.19.2015 | Parents
Abby King

Sleepaway camp can be a rite of passage, and the decision to send your child away is a big one. The first summer, (and the preceding months) is especially big. Kids learn responsibility without a parent rushing to solve every crisis.

Why This Abuse Victim Wants The World To Stop Glorifying Steroid-Laden Athletes

Carole Montgomery | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

The summer I turned 16 I got a job working as a mother's helper in a sleep-away camp upstate New York. I somehow convinced the parents to get the camp to hire my boyfriend as a counselor. I was very much in love at 16 and spent all my time with him. He was a bit possessive but I told myself, 'That's cause he loves me so much.' He was captain of the football team, I was a cheerleader, it was perfect.

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

TueNight | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women

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.

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.

A Return to Camp: The Ideal Summer Vacation

Nola Weinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel
Nola Weinstein

Sure, there's the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan, Yacht Week in Croatia, desert dancing at Burning Man, and the allure of Ibiza, but there is nothing like the simplicity of camp.

Fostering Independence at Home, Using Lessons from Camp

Mitch and Stephanie Reiter | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Mitch and Stephanie Reiter

As many children head back-to-school, how can we continue to nurture self-confidence, independence and grit from the home front?

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.

7 Reasons Why I Love Sending My Son to Sleepaway Camp

Mommy Nearest | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

I truly believe that sleepaway camp is one of the best gifts you can give your child -- and here's why.

Letters From Sleepaway Camp

Allison Carmen | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Allison Carmen

As parents, how are we supposed to handle this sometimes cryptic, sometimes heartbreaking information -- and not feel stressed and worried?

You Know You Went To Sleepaway Camp In The '80s If...

Jenny Isenman | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

You have a clear understanding of the four food groups: cereal, Popsicles, bug juice and s'mores.

Camp Crazy

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Luise Meyer

It all begins in January, when a trickle of emails for summer camp registration starts popping up in my inbox, always perfectly-timed it seems, with the height of my post-Christmas fatigue.

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.

Generation Camp

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

I wanted my son to have many of the same experiences I did back in my day. Camp, for me, was more than just playing sports during the day and sleeping in a cabin in the woods at night. Camp was a place where I grew into myself and in many ways, discovered who I was.

How My Son's Sleepaway Camp Helped Me Grow Up

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Leslie Rasmussen

Didn't I want my little boy to become a young man? I was so busy raising him that I never stopped to think about the day he was grown up and leaving for college.

Summer Camp: Unplugged or Unfair?

Beth Rosen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Beth Rosen

Summer is a great excuse for all kids to unplug and go outside and play, jump in a lake or a pool or just sit around and get bored. Boredom is the best fuel for creativity.

4 Summer Camps We'd Like To Ship Our Kids Off To

nickmom | Posted 06.06.2013 | Parents

Written by Shari Simpson for NickMom Don’t get us wrong. We love that our kids learn about sailing, basketball and arts and crafts at summer cam...

Put Them On The Bus -- To Camp!

Alan Saltz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Alan Saltz

That transition from mom's (or dad's) loving arms to the bus, that challenging moment of truth as they head off to camp, is what makes the experience so seminal for your son or daughter.

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.

Get Ready For 'Camp'

Entertainment Weekly | Posted 03.08.2013 | TV

NBC is sending viewers to "Camp" this summer. The network has ordered 13 episodes of a new series following teen antics at a lake-side summer camp....