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The Dos and Don’ts of Preparing for Camp

Dos

Communicate. Let the camp director know if your child is reluctant, apprehensive or worried about heading off to camp. Counselors can help ease the camper into the first few days.

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A Family Campout: Your Next Great Adventure

Camping has become an increasingly popular family activity, and it’s not hard to see why. There’s no better way to experience all of nature’s offerings. A leisurely hike, jumping fish, s’mores around the campfire - it all adds up to hours of stress-free quality time with the ones you love most. And even the plushest camping accommodations are inexpensive compared to other lodging. The 2012 Canadian Nature Survey found that 28 per cent of Albertans go camping at least once a year. So when in-town temps soar this summer, pack up your family and head to the mountains for a breath of fresh air.

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Pack Right! Leave the Sherpa at Home

Packing for summer camp can be a headache, but it doesn’t have to be. Before you hire your child their own personal Sherpa, take a look at our tips to simplify your packing:

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4-1-1 for Happy Campers

Today, there are camps to meet every interest, price range and schedule. Knowing your options, as well as your child’s personality, will help you identify programs from which your child will benefit most.

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