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6 Summer Camps That Should Exist Outside Of My Fantasies

Scary Mommy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Scary Mommy

As much as I'd like my kids to be well-rounded and culturally enriched, I have to wonder: Where are the programs that might benefit me?

What If Life Was Like Summer Camp? The No Tech Agreement

Beth Feldman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Beth Feldman

Maybe it's time that we all start living in the moment. Take a tech break for a day, a week or even a month if you can.

Summer Activities for Kids Are no Vacation for Their Parents

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

Most children have parents who work. It is time we wake up to the realities of the 21st century and adopt a version of year-round schooling.

Should Healthy Camp Snacks Take a Summer Vacation?

Caron Gremont | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Caron Gremont

Fond memories of youth and happy times aren't reason enough to continue doing things that just aren't good for us. We learn more and we do better.

What Your Kids' Camp Counselors Want You To Know

Beth Woolsey | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

Dear Parents, Thank you for trusting us with your whole world, because we know that's what you've handed us -- your whole world, and your trust along with it, and we're grateful.

The Most Hilariously Gross Letter From Camp Ever Written

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Liesl Testwuide

Last year my 8-year-old son went to summer camp. It was the first time he had been away from home for more than a night. As the days passed, I began to imagine what he might write to me.

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.

5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood

Todd Kestin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When your child attends summer camp, he learns how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance and develop decision-making skills. All of these life skills create a foundation that will serve him and that he'll stand and grow from for the rest of his life.

Camp Diva Grooms Entrepreneurs, Not Princesses

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.13.2014 | Black Voices

Beyoncè may have sung that "a diva is a female version of a hustler," but Angela Patton, the founder and CEO of Camp Diva, has a new lease on the ter...

Helping Children Cope With Grief

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

A child you know is grieving. It breaks your heart. You wonder what you can do to support them. Here are some guidelines.

Summer Camp: Now and Then

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

I know they will cherish camp memories and tell their kids someday what summer camp was like way back in 2014, how different it was and how much better it was back in their day. But I kind of secretly wish that they were making crummy crafts, playing dodgeball and eating jelly sandwiches.

New Jewish Camp to Teach Entrepreneurship to Teens

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.31.2014 | Business
Rabbi Jason Miller

You know it's a good idea when parents lament that they wish there was something like this when they were teens. That seems to be the general consensu...

Why I Went Back to Camp As a 39-Year-Old Mom

Today's Mama | Posted 05.26.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

As a result of leaving the mom part of me behind, albeit temporarily, I've found that I embrace it with more enthusiasm when Javier and I reunite.

24 Reasons Dating At Camp Is Better Than In The Real World

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray and Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women

As the weather gets nicer, it's easy to get nostalgic for the years where your summer plans consisted of bonfires, awkward dances, trunks full of cott...

Using a Business Model to Make Jewish Summer Camp Affordable

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

Ask any Jewish family that sends their children to both a private Jewish day school and a Jewish summer camp about the affordability of such endeavors and they'll use words such as "sacrifice," "hardship" and "priorities."

How My Sister's Cancer Battle Strengthens My Resolve

Jane Saccaro | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Jane Saccaro

Today, there are over three million children affected by a parent's cancer. Our goal is to continue to expand our programs until we can serve every one of those kids.

4 Things to Do About Pew Survey Findings on #JewishAmerica

Jerry Silverman | Posted 12.24.2013 | Religion
Jerry Silverman

If we go by numbers alone, the non-Orthodox American Jewish community is facing an existential crisis. The study clearly demonstrates that we stand at an urgent crossroads for American Jewry, and presents us with a major opportunity.

Gravity Dominates at Box Office, Proves Girls Rule Too?

Sandy Marshall | Posted 12.10.2013 | Women
Sandy Marshall

With its adult-heavy content Gravity is likely not a movie young girls are going to see in significant numbers, but the fact that it features a female astronaut in the lead role is a step towards Hollywood helping reshape society's image of a scientist.

'Who You Are': Pushing the Boundaries of Love and Acceptance

Kyle Kleiboeker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kyle Kleiboeker

Growing up in the small town of Prairie Village, Kansas, I always knew I was unique. Instead of playing T-ball, I wanted to be in dance class. Instead of playing at recess, I was designing costumes for my future "Sold Out World Tour."

Summer Learning: Making The City A Summer Camp

Cathy Lewis Long | Posted 10.21.2013 | Impact
Cathy Lewis Long

The concept of the "summer slide" isn't new, and the suggested ways to address it are getting stale.

What's Needed to Prepare Your Child for the Future? The Answer May Surprise You...

Todd Kestin | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Todd Kestin

There's more to preparing for adulthood than academic education. I believe if kids spent their summers in camp, they'd be better prepared for later decisions like whether to go to college, and how to make the best life for who they are.

What I Learned From Kids This Summer

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Fernie Tiflis

Kids are loud, messy, needy and sticky, but hey, I know some adults who are all these things too. Kids are also full of wonder, curiosity, joy, and they have infinite love to give. And for that, in a lot of ways, they've taught me to love life even more.

Children Proud of Their Work Anywhere in the World

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I loved their little voices quietly detailing their complex dreams. Their proud tones were not lost on anyone. Each child was very focused on the art they created and the play they enjoyed. Their faces were beaming as their work was hung on the walls around us.

A Mom's Game of Tug of War

Rachel Blaufeld | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents
Rachel Blaufeld

I could not fathom how I got to a place where peeing while my son chewed gum with the neighbor was a great pleasure....and, yet there I was.

What I've Realized About My Daughter While She Is Away At Camp

Carrie Goldman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

A mother is only as happy as her least-happy child. I couldn't get a read on my child, because I couldn't see her or talk with her. Was the homesickness the defining state of her being right now? Or was she having a grand old time with occasional bouts of homesickness at night?