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Summer Camp 101: An Age-by-Age Guide to Making the Most of Your Child's Summer

Summer camp offers all kinds of fun and character-building experiences for kids of any age. Whether you’re looking for a few hours of entertainment or weeks of intentional skill-building for your child, you can find it at camp.

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Enrich Your Child’s Summer Schedule With Activities

When it comes to stringing together wonderful experiences for your children this summer, imagine the beads that would go on a charm bracelet for each of your kids. Which beads best represent your child’s interests: A soccer ball, a book, and a pair of hiking boots? Or perhaps a fairy wand, ballet slippers, and a teacup? No matter what the collection of interests, gather up some regional guides, hop online and conduct searches, and ask friends what they have planned for their kids. You are going on a summer activity hunt.

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10 Benefits of Summer Camp

As millions of children across the country head off to day and overnight camps this summer, they’ll return home with more than just a cute camp T-shirt. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life. Here’s how camp benefits kids.

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Reducing Schedule Stress

After-school chess club, robotics class, gymnastics, tutoring, and violin: Sound like your child’s weekly calendar? For many parents, the answer is yes. But in the quest to enrich kids’ lives, parents may be unwittingly cheating children out of opportunities for growth. 

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