Health Benefits of Summer Camp

By Suzanne Koup-Larsen While it’s not a medical diagnosis, child-advocacy expert Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to describe the wide range of problems that people, especially children, experience when they don’t spend much time outdoors. Additional research suggests that physical activity and exposure to nature contribute to good health. Many camp programmers…

Prepare Your Child…and Yourself for Camp!

By American Camp Association For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenaline pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your child try something on his or her own. The moment the training wheels come off, the first trip down the driveway on the skateboard, the first time our children ride the school bus—these are more…

Prepare Your Kids to Ditch the Devices at Summer Camp

Apps like Pokémon Go created a nightmare for camp directors a few summers ago. Staff, who hoped to create a tech-free summer camp experience ran headlong into a pop-culture trend that requires a smartphone. While most camps set the expectation in advance that the summer camp experience will be device-free, it’s difficult for some kids…

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