Posts Tagged ‘Camp’

How Are Things at Camp?

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MOST CAMPS TRY TO OFFER A LOW-TECH EXPERIENCE, WHILE ALLOWING PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO STAY IN TOUCH Besides traditional letter-writing, many camps offer families different forms of communication to stay connected to their children. ONE-WAY EMAILS Today’s parents are busy, and camps know that email is an easy and convenient way for them to keep [&hellip
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The Big Question

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

ARTS & CRAFTS Choosing the Right Type of Camp for Your Child—Single Sex or Coed? Traditional or Specialist?—Can Make All the Difference. By Jess Michaels When searching for a sleepaway camp—or resident camp, as some call them—there are many factors families need to consider. The most basic decision involves the type of camp but even that has its [&hellip
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A Camp For Every Budget

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A Camp For Every Budget If you’re worried about how to afford summer camp, here are some cost-saving steps to consider Summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn life lessons like leadership, independence and self-confidence, as well as trying new activities like sailing, ropes course and waterskiing. It’s hard to put a [&hellip
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The Four-Week Option

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Years ago, summer camp was typically an all-or-nothing experience: young people rushed home from school, packed their bags and said goodbye to their families for eight weeks. But today’s kids, with their jam-packed schedules, often can’t sacrifice two months for sleepaway camp. And so more and more camps have accommodated families by offering two- and [&hellip
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Tackling a Camp Fair

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For the past several years, Manhattan Media and the American Camp Association-NY have successfully worked together to bring New York City families camp fairs. The purpose of these fairs is to bring together families and camps so that people can explore the various choices concerning accredited summer programs for their children. The response from both [&hellip
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CAMPS UP CLOSE

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It’s never too early to start thinking about next summer. Come meet more than 40 different camp directors at the New York Family Camp Fair Series, produced in conjunction with the American Camp Association-NY (ACA-NY). Local day camps and sleepaway camps from all over will be represented. Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s [&hellip
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SLEEP-AWAY CAMP DEBUNKED

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Finding the right sleep-away camp for your child can be a time-consuming and even stressful challenge. For some practical advice, we turned to Dr. Christopher Thurber, a school psychologist, father, and co-author of the best-selling book The Summer Camp Handbook. How much should you involve your child in the process of choosing a camp? I [&hellip
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