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Summer Camp

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.

Engaging Children Through Costumes

Justin Moss | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Justin Moss

Although the season is over, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) continues its efforts to bring opera to the community through partnerships targeting local children with an interest in the arts.

School Lunch Project: 10 Summer Camp Lunch Ideas

Laura Fuentes | Posted 09.12.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Packing lunch for our kids doesn't end when the school year does. For many of us, we're still packing for daycare, work, and even summer camps. Need ideas? These 10 will help you get out of the PB&J rut.

Let's Put the 'Summer' Feeling Back into 'Summer Learning' for Kids

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

All of our children have the right to a quality education and to learn every month of the year. Let us, this year in 2013, commit to every child across the country that we will bring their passions and interests to life.

The Case Against Summer Camp

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.04.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Self-sufficiency isn't something most kids are born with. The school year, with its rigorous after-school sports and activity schedules, doesn't offer this sort of platform for learning how to be alone, or for knowing how to create their own fun -- a skill that's not only a good thing but also essential.

Dear Summer Camp 'Buddy'

Suzanne Perryman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Parents
Suzanne Perryman

I saw your eyes shine on the last day of camp when Zoe handed you the friendship bracelet she made, and your shy smile in return when you gave Zoe the necklace you brought for her. I saw the light on both your faces, and that moment, that week, is something my family won't ever forget.

Get Ready For 'Summer Camp'

TV Guide | Posted 06.22.2013 | TV

What would it be like to attend sleepaway camp as an adult? Viewers are about to find out on USA's newest reality show, "Summer Camp."...

Crocheting Burkas: What The Heck Are Gender Role Classes?!?

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What would such gender classes look like? Because before we dismiss Rep. Gingrey's grunts about raising "ideal" women and men in society, maybe we should explore what he might mean.

Happy Campers! Gorgeous Inspiration For Your Campground Wedding

Posted 06.13.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for We have such fond memories of going to summer camp as children, so we can't get enough camp-inspired wedding decor. ...

Summer Camp for Moms

Kate Baldwin | Posted 08.10.2013 | Parents
Kate Baldwin

Summer camps provide structure and activities for families when school is out and parents are working. The increase in camps is in part a reflection of women's steady emergence as equal partners in the workforce outside the home.

Joy Time

Jessica Keener | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Jessica Keener

Growing up, I went to overnight camp, all summer long for eight years, and that meant stocking up on new socks and underwear and, most especially, new books -- a big stack of paperbacks -- enough to last eight weeks.

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...

Recipe for a Great Summer

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Karen Stewart Brown, cofounder and designer of Stewart+Brown If you are a working mom (or dad) and have yet to arrange for summer ...

Why I Enrolled My Kid in Computer Camp

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media contributor Whenever I try making summer plans with my 9-year-old daughter, she balks at the idea of camps, tellin...

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.

Bug Juice for the Pubescent Soul: 5 Life Lessons I Learned at Camp

Una LaMarche | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Una LaMarche

My crush also went to my camp, and I fantasized he would ask me to dance to "In Your Eyes," which was played every time, because it was the early 90s and John Cusack was still ruining romantic gestures for everyone between the ages of 12 and death.

Mediating Your Summer Camp Squabbles

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

As the school year comes to an end, many parents are making summer plans for their children. Married or divorced, this topic often causes many heated arguments!

Why I Am Grateful to My Mother

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

If I am like my mother, I am the person I always wanted to be. The greatest gift from my mother, the best mother in the world, was how to be a mother myself.

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

WATCH: 'I Bless The Rains Down In Africa...'

Posted 03.15.2013 | Comedy

It's a coming of age tale we're all familiar with: You're at summer camp, but can't go to sleep because your best friend Justin Timberlake insists on ...

A Holiday Note From Rob Taub

Rob Taub | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Rob Taub

I look forward to a prosperous 2013, and while I haven't been following politics lately, I believe that both parties are capable of bringing us back to times we've only read about -- like the ice age.

Why Do We Still Teach Girls That It Goes Like This?

Melissa Tapper Goldman | Posted 12.14.2012 | Women
Melissa Tapper Goldman

Based on my main inputs of TV and movies, it was pretty clear what guys were supposed to want. But what were girls and women supposed to want? What were we allowed to want? And separate from all that, what did we want?

Camp Xanax

Meredith Gordon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents
Meredith Gordon

Next time Mom gets one of her really cool ideas, it better come with a Xanax. For me, not for her. She's having a great time.

Career Lessons from Summer Camp

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Even if you've never been to camp, or if it's been ages since you ate s'mores under the stars, you can apply these simple lessons to your career for better satisfaction and engagement.

Book Trails: Reacquainting Children With Reading (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Bus 52

Before there were video games and the internet, there were books. Ask a baby boomer what it was like growing up and you'll hear about all of the wonderful outdoors and the magic that a good book has on the imagination.