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Category: First-time Parents

Camp – It’s for Parents Too

I meet a lot of parents at camp and they ask a lot of questions. For the most part, they are exceedingly good parents who care deeply about their kids. Some care so much about their kids that they have pretty much given up taking care of themselves. It is especially for these good parents, […]

Summer Camp – How Long to Send My Child?

Once parents have decided on a summer camp, which isn’t always an easy task, they are faced with a new question: How long should my child attend? How many weeks is the right amount of time for camp? As times have changed in the 150 year history of New England summer camps, kids have become […]

Why Summer Camp? So Many Reasons and a Few You Can’t Ignore

When I discuss camp with parents, many don’t know why a sleep-away summer camp is so valuable for kids. Some suggest that their children have their own summer camp at home, meaning they go to a lake house or have lots of fun stuff to do. That’s great for their kids, but they are missing […]

Homesickness – The Do’s and Don’ts

Homesickness is a natural worry for parents and kids alike who are about to embark on a sleep-away camp experience. While it may be scary to imagine your child being away from home and while it may scare him or her as well, with a little preparation there are many ways to understand, alleviate, and […]