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Questions to ask when looking for a sleep-away summer camp

Anonym //
Looking for a summer camp that is a perfect fit for a family is a daunting task. There are thousands of wonderful residential camps. Before coming up with a list of questions to ask a camp director, decide which type of camp is best for the child by answering these questions: Is the camper more suited for a single-gender or a co-ed camp, uniform or non-uniform, competitive or non-competitive, specialized or all-around, or traditional or atypical camp? How much is the family willing...

Residential Boys Camp is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago

Stephanie Kassels //
by Seth and Stephanie Kassels, March 2015 The onset of the 20th century may be mostly identified with the close out of the American Frontier, rapid industrialization and urban growth. But did you know summer camping for boys also developed at this time? The growth of the boys camping movement can be closely linked to the late 19th-century view that suggested adolescent boys needed outlets to engage in invigorating physical activity. The camping movement was primarily created to offset...

Girls Camp Great for Girls!

Liz Young //
Summer camp is a place where kids come together to unplug and have fun. They experience and improve upon not only traditional summer activities such as swimming, tennis or water-skiing, but also communication, conflict resolution and accountability. However, an all-girl camp environment provides so much more. Self-Awareness At camp, you get to find yourself and be yourself. You get to break out of the hostile stereotypes from home. You are no longer the nerd, jock, popular, or mean...

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