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10 Steps for Preparing Your Child for Sleepaway Camp

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School is over and summer is officially here! For many of our children, this means summer camps and sleepaway camps in particular. Part of your child’s success at camp depends on the preparations you make together before he/she ever leaves home. Here are some ideas for making the experience smoother …

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Beyond the Campfire: How summer camp helps kids reach important developmental milestones

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Allowing kids the opportunity to develop independence can be a struggle for many parents who question the safety and security of their child’s learning environment. Yet, child psychologists believe children develop their sense of independence by being away from their parents’ meticulous, and sometimes extreme, safety net. Summer camp provides an …

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