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The Well-Rounded Camper: 30 Life Skills Kids Build While Away from Home

Feeling anxious about sending your child away to camp this summer? Fret no more. This list of life skills reminds you of all of the reasons to send your kid to camp in the first place. Remember, being away from the comforts of home offers your camper growth opportunities in a wide variety of competencies. Best of all, once your kid is safely dropped off at camp, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy some much-needed downtime, knowing your child will return home transformed by their experiences. Here are 30 skills to remind you why camp is always a good idea for your child, as well as a panacea for 21st century predilections.

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21 Summer Camp Packing Tips for Newbie Parents from Seasoned Ones

Are you sending your child (gulp!) to overnight camp for the first time this summer? No worries, the kids at camps will have fun - it’s the parents who need the peace of mind. And getting the right items packed should help alleviate a little of this anxiety for you. This collected and curated advice about what to pack comes to you from parents who have been there, done that (and a few who were campers themselves as youngsters). These tips might be the only packing list you need.

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Searching for a Summer Day Camp for Your Child? These Tips will Save Your Sanity!

Searching for Summer Camps in Calgary? Here’s Help!

I still remember the Excel spreadsheet my husband created when our son was in grade school. We were trying to patch together multiple summer-day-camp options that would be fun and enriching for him and that also would, frankly, help us out with childcare while we both worked. We talked with friends, read everything
 we could get our hands on, poured over websites... and cobbled together a plan. What we didn’t have was great advice - like the tips from our experts below – on how to go about the whole process. With this advice, you’ll know where to start looking, what questions to ask – and you’ll even nab a few tips on what to do once you’ve chosen the right camp(s) for your child. 

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How to Handle Homesickness at Camp Without Bringing the Kids Home

Being away from home and loved ones causes feelings of homesickness in almost everyone.
 As many as 95 per cent of kids experience mild sadness, and some feel intense, long-lasting distress. Younger kids and those who have never spent time away from home have the most trouble at camp. You may be worried that your attempts to comfort your homesick child will only make the problem worse. 

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