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Advice For Parents

Advice for Parents, from NHCamps Directors

10 things to consider when choosing a camp

Claudia Jin Soo Hoo

When we make decisions for our children the first thing we think about is safety, especially when choosing our child’s resident summer camp. This is because we are entrusting others to have the same instincts we have when it comes to our children. We consider the child’s physical safety, as well as their emotional safety. We ask questions about safety precautions, emergency procedures and more.

What else should we consider when we are...

Invest in your kids by sending them to camp

Bob Strodel

The last eight years, areas of the economy that have been fairly predictable in the past have experienced a level of unprecedented uncertainty.

But one thing is for certain — one of the most important, and largest, investments we make in life, and in our future, is in the raising of our children.

In its 2014 Expenditures on Children in Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture tried to determine the average cost...

Is my child ready for residential camp?

Susan Chenet

Going to summer camp is a wonderful and fun way for a child to build self-confidence, learn and increase skills in a variety of activities, and develop an open and accepting view of all people.

Of course, camp directors want every kid to attend camp, because a summer camp is an extension of a child’s formal education. They also believe all kids can be ready for camp. Many parents also want their child to experience the wonders of residential camp, but...

Packing for camp 101: what you should bring

Carrie Kashawlic

As camp season nears, campers and parents will be thinking about shopping and packing for camp. What do you bring and what do you leave at home? Most camps will send a suggested packing list to assist you with specific clothing needs.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your camp. We’re all very happy to help make sure you and your camper are ready for a fantastic summer...

The big 'secret' of summer camp

Bob Strodel

The reward for the late summer nights, the constant unanticipated events that occur with 500 people on grounds, and the occasional headaches and heartaches with campers and staff, are the thank-you letters I receive from parents every year.

Each letter, like each camper, is unique. However there is a constant thread from letter to letter: “My kids really grew up while at camp.”

Parents have often asked me our...

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