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A Parent’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect Residential Camp

By now, you may have browsed camp guides, visited as many websites as possible and asked other parents for their tips to help narrow down your choices. So what’s the next step in your summer camp search? Well, there’s nothing quite like a camp visit. If you have never visited a summer camp, do so and you won’t want to leave! Kids summer camps welcome the chance to show you around and answer all of your questions.

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More Than Just S’mores and Campfires! The 7 Benefits of Summer Camp

It’s every parent’s concern: What’s the best way for my child to spend their free time during summer and school breaks? To some, it’s a time for children to play and have fun. For others, it’s an opportunity for kids to hone their studies or learn new skills - or even subjects, from arts to architecture.

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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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The Dos and Don’ts of Preparing for Camp


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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