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Summer Camp 101 - An Age-by-Age Guide to Making the Most of 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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Self-Determination at Summer Camp

Parents spend a lot of time trying to motivate their kids. We use chore charts, checklists, reminders and rewards to get them to feed the dog, clean their rooms and complete their schoolwork. But these techniques don’t change behavior long-term. Real motivation must come from within.

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Been There, Done That? Not so Fast! 8 Great Benefits of Teens 
Attending Camp

ummer camp is often a place to send elementary-age kids so they aren’t sitting around the house bored and make new friends and learn new things while having fun. As kids grow out of their ‘little kid years,’we sometimes forget they still need those kinds of experiences they had when they were younger, just in a different form. Maybe you don’t think your teen needs summer camp. Your teen should be babysitting, mowing lawns, working at the pool, hanging around with friends, right? Well, sure! But why not send your teen off for a week or more of summer fun and learning this year for a break?

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Happy Campers Checklist

Day camps come in all shapes and sizes, appealing to a range of interests and ages. Here’s how to find a camp that invests in your youngster by creating an unforgettable experience where they’ll meet new friends, gain self-confidence and learn new skills - all while giving you peace of mind.

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