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Handling homesickness … Should you let them come home?

Summer is a time for children to explore passions, interests, and do something other than sit at a desk. Camps are a popular summer option for children; new skills are learned, friendships are made, and there’s lots of fun to be had. To make the most of any kind of camp experience, it’s important to plan for success. Planning is even more important for overnight camp.

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Decoding parental guilt: The two camps on sending kids to camp

Over the past twenty years watching parents make decisions about sending kids to camp, one thing remains true. Parents fall into one of two camps (pun intended): those who feel guilty about sending their kids to camp, and those who feel guilty for not sending their kids to camp! If you’re feeling guilty about sending your little ones to camp this year, here are five reasons why sending kids to camp is good for you, too:

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How to make your food-allergic kid a happy camper

Attending summer day camp is often a rite of passage for kids. But when you have a child with life-threatening food allergies, camp is more complicated than filling out forms and dropping your kid off each morning. With planning, cooperation, and communication, day camp can be a great experience for food-allergic children.

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The well-rounded camper: 29 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 29 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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