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Sleepaway Camp

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

Carole Montgomery | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

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 08.28.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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.

Adults Share Not-So-Fond Memories Of Sleepaway Camp

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

NEW YORK -- When the school year ends a few weeks from now, millions of kids will head off to sleepaway camp for a summer filled with color wars, kaya...

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....

Step Away from the Computer

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 10.17.2012 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

Only after our kids mount the bus to sleepaway camp can we celebrate our long-awaited Summer! Of! Freedom! -- by running home to glue ourselves to our computer screens.

A Quest for the Perfect Sleepaway Camp

Wendy Sachs | Posted 10.09.2012 | Parents
Wendy Sachs

From rural Maine to the Berkshires, at summer's peak you can spot them -- swarms of SUV's pulling out of roadside motels and quaint B&B's -- packed with "camp tourists" with kids in tow.

Full of Magic

Lindsey Mead | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

"Oh, yes. Grace," I began, haltingly. "One thing to remember is that you will be at camp, having all of these new experiences. Everything here is just the same as ever. I'll be here in my ordinary life."

The Dark Side of Looking at Camp Pictures Online

Dr. G | Posted 09.18.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

There are three reasons that I genuinely wish there was no such thing as overnight camps posting pictures of kids online during the camp session.

Camp Phone Calls Could End A Marriage

Jenny Isenman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

It's sleepaway camp season and everyone is getting their calls from the kiddos. I've found a pattern: I desperately want to strangle my husband after each call.