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Hey, Teens! The Top 10 Skills Needed to be a Good Camp Counselor

Now is the time for parents to start researching camps for their kids, and there are a lot of summer camps in Calgary  to choose from. It’s also the time of year when students have to start thinking about a summer job, and being a camp counselor is a popular choice. Being a camp counselor is a great job - as long as you are not too keen on making a lot of money. Of the vast majority of camp counselors I know, none have ever said they did it for the money. However, being a camp counselor, especially at a residential camp, will give you a wide variety of unique skills and experience.

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Packing for Camp - It's About More Than Your Child's Socks and Underwear

Mom, you forgot to pack extra socks,” says my 10-year-old son accusingly. We have just picked him up after a week at camp. ‘Socks,’ I muse, mentally searching through the gear I had packed over a week ago. I remembered making an extra trip to the store for the hiking socks requested on the camp list. Had I not packed them? 

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Game On! Finding the Right Sport for Your Little Sport

We all want our kids to be healthy. And part of staying fit is staying active. Sports are a great way to keep kids moving while building their social bonds and building their self-confidence. As a child, if you were outgoing and loved soccer, that may now be your go-to choice for your child, but maybe they are more interested in swimming or tennis. So which sport do you choose for them?

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8 Great Benefits of Teens Attending Camp

Summer 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? Here are some great benefits of teens attending summer camps in Calgary.

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