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5 Ways Your Kids Can Bust Your Summer Budget

Adam Levin | Posted 07.17.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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.

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

Tracy Morrison | Posted 06.20.2014 | 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.

What Your Kids' Camp Counselors Want You To Know

Beth Woolsey | Posted 06.16.2014 | 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.

5 Ways Camp Helped Me Get Over My Fears

Jasmine Han | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

The lessons I ended up learning at camp could not have been taught within the confines of the traditional American classroom. Through camp sessions, I quickly picked up skills necessary to emerge as a leader among my peers.

Summer Camp Is Critical to Faith: An Interview With Kenda Creasy Dean

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 06.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

This summer approximately 11 million children and adults will attend camp. Does going to camp matter? Last year I interviewed Kenda Creasy Dean who...

5 Essential Pieces of Camping Gear You Should Never Leave Home Without

The Active Times | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

When it comes to style, there's the bare bones, man-versus-nature survival trip, there's "glamping" or glamorous camping -- and then there's everything in between. The term camping covers a wide array of comfort levels and there's plenty of gear to choose from regardless of your approach to camping.

Parenting Humor: IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR CAMP OAKWOOD!

Dan Zevin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Dan Zevin

What sets Camp Oakwood apart from the rest? Is it our acres of shady green fields, free of poison ivy that our neighboring camps are struggling so val...

Lice in the spotlight

Kate Solomon | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kate Solomon

As camp season arrives, we can't tell our children not to play next to each other or bunk together. That is what camp is about. But we can certainly acknowledge that lice strikes anyone, and we can be on the lookout for the signs of lice

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 YouTube Star Driven Film 'Camp Takota' Is Worth Watching!

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

We sent the always fun Flula to the Camp Takota Premiere Party Tuesday where YouTube stars like Tyler Oakley, Chester See, Rhett & Link, and the Hol...

Spilled Milk: When Dads Cheat

William Lucas Walker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

Adulterers relax. This isn't about you. It's uglier than that. A couple of months ago, just before he turned 8, my boy and I attended something called a Father/Son Getaway. Any sane parent will tell you this is an oxymoron, that "weekend getaway" and offspring are conceits that automatically cancel each other out.

How Gay Is Halloween?

Brandon Ambrosino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandon Ambrosino

Let's be clear about something: While it's certainly true that the holiday has a universal appeal, the contemporary global, multibillion-dollar phenomenon that is Halloween night owes its existence, persistence, and fabulistence to modern gay culture. Why might that be?

'Camp' Is Closed

Posted 10.01.2013 | TV

NBC has chosen to cancel "Camp" after one season. The news was broken by star Nikolai Nikolaeff via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. So... It was a gr...

Is The DEA Finally Getting Marijuana Raids Right?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

New data released by the Drug Enforcement Administration reveals the agency has dramatically cut the number of raids on marijuana growers over the pas...

Mother Monster Dearest

Larry Womack | Posted 10.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Larry Womack

Is Lady Gaga a major contributor to the dumbing of gay America? Or does she, like LOGO and five installments of the Eating Out franchise before her, merely lay it bare?

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.

Young, Black, Jewish and Profiled

Diane Tobin | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Diane Tobin

The fact that the majority of modern Jewish emigration came from Central and Eastern Europe created the mistaken perception in America that Jews are only white. We feared that Jonah would be forced to choose between his racial and religious identities.

It's Time to Leave for Camp/School... How Do We Get Out the Door?

Diana Grycan | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

For a young child who is accustomed to separating from mommy or caretaker in the morning, there is the issue of attention. Young children do not care if the attention is negative or positive as long as it takes the caretaker away from everything else around them.

"The Polo Pony Whisperer"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima A horse is a horse, of course, of course, and no one can talk to a horse, of course -- unless, of course, you're a newspaper columnis...

A Taste of Paula Deen's Potential Music Career

Zach Udko | Posted 09.02.2013 | Comedy
Zach Udko

With rumors swirling that Paula Deen may be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars next season, let's consider what could be next for the disgraced deep-frying diva. A fitness DVD? A gig hosting the BET Awards? Or better yet: perhaps a career in pop music?

Arriving for the Last Night of Camp

Dave Dubin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Impact
Dave Dubin

As someone who attended Camp Kinder Ring when I was younger, I knew what it was like to have camp end, and miss everyone so much that it hurt. You never knew when or if you would ever see them again, and the thought of losing someone forever was the knot you thought would never untie.