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Maintaining Your Smarts During the Summer

books-sm.jpgAre you concerned that your child will academically slip during the summer?  Or does your child need remedial help during the summer? There are options available.

Posted: 6/13/2018 1:23:14 PM

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Is Your Child Ready For Camp

call-karen-girl-(1).jpgDiligently plan the school year AND the summer.  And let them go!

Posted: 2/9/2018 7:02:33 PM

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One More Week of Winter Break

Week one of winter break was a relief.  Week two can be a headache.  Here are some ideas for keeping everyone semi-sane.  

Posted: 1/2/2018 11:53:34 AM

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Home for the Holidays?

The first week of winter break is the greatest!  Rules relaxed, lazy days, family time....  And then, there is week two.  You will need some help in keeping order, sanity and grabbing those few minutes of privacy for yourself.

Posted: 12/19/2017 10:00:50 AM

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Play, Laugh, Learn and Love – Back to Basics

Crazy scary world we live in today.  And yet, the only thing I want for our children is for them to play, laugh, learn and love.  They should play:  freely, with and without purpose, to exercise, and to explore.

Posted: 11/30/2016 10:01:29 PM

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Top 5 Discoveries at Camp

Spring break is over and the kids are “happily” back in school (wink wink).  Vacation was great but wow….  whirlwind ran through the house and the return to routine is okay.  And now you can take a few moments to realize there are only 9 weeks till the end of school (in South Florida at least).  One grading period, and the kids are home for the summer.  And if you have not yet made plans — vacation, camp, teen programming, older kids in jobs — now now now is the time!!!!

Posted: 11/28/2016 2:36:49 PM

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Scared to send your kids to camp?

I just watched Meatballs — yes, the goofy camp movie with Bill Murray.  A classic for sure.  But the message was right on.  Rudy, the little guy who arrives at camp and clearly does not fit in spends the first day or so as an outcast and runs away from camp.  Bill Murray tracks him down at the local diner, and over a milk shake and french fries, convinces him to come back to camp.  Over the course of the summer, due to“no parental intervention”, Rudy begins to develop  competence, confidence and independence.

Posted: 11/21/2016 3:13:33 PM

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Sleepovers and summer camp teach kids important life skills

Forget empty-nest syndrome: I had a rough enough time recently sending my 6-year-old off to his first sleepover at a friend’s house.He was clearly more ready for this milestone than his father and I were: He’d been begging to go for weeks, and that afternoon, he sat on our steps eagerly waiting to be picked up — sleeping bag, glow-in-the-dark PJs and s’mores fixings in hand — as I worked at holding back tears.

Posted: 11/13/2016 2:57:46 PM

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Sending my daughter to camp

The decision to send my daughter to camp was a momentous one. Being a camper myself I knew of all the incredible adventures she would have. But I also knew how much I would miss her and worried about sending her out into the world.

Posted: 9/16/2016 10:04:03 PM

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7 Ways to Build Character at Camp

Summer camp started in the 1800′s as a way to expose the hard working children to the outdoor environment during the summer months.  What was learned in a classroom could be learned differently in nature.

Posted: 9/13/2016 2:07:31 PM

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7 Skills to Develop – Camp is Great

Why Is It Important To Send Your Child To Camp?  Youth development experts agree that children need a variety of experiences to help them grow into healthy adolescents and adults. In order to develop and internalize these positive behaviors, experiences must produce...

Posted: 9/1/2016 2:40:27 PM

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Summer of Freedom and Wonder

The history of summer camps reflects the desire of parents to get their children outside of the urban areas during the summer….  to refresh, reflect, and often times, to get them out of harms way.  In these days of ongoing anguish over the occurrences in Boston, our natural inclination is to cling to our kids tightly.  And yet, as history has shown, there comes a time when letting go provides the greatest healing for our children.

Posted: 4/19/2016 2:49:48 PM

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Generation Z Needs Overnight Camp

Generation Z. Those who have been born in the 00’s have grown up with conveniences that we’re enjoying today. There’s the constant connection to the internet and the world wide web, the smartphone, access to instant communication mediums such as text messaging, and of course, social media networking. 

Posted: 4/1/2016 2:26:29 PM

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Spring Break is Here!!

Yea!!  It’s Spring Break!!  A full week off of school, no lunches to make and tons of fun activities planned for the week.  If you are going away for the week, have a blast, be safe and enjoy every minute.

Posted: 3/20/2016 3:36:02 PM

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Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for the Summer

I really don’t have a one track mind.  But when was the last time you and your spouse were home alone for longer than a weekend?  When was the last time you came home after a long day and without any mixed emotions, without any guilty pull from parenting responsibilities, were able to just leisurely decide last minute to go to the beach for a late night stroll and eat outdoors?  Or just stay home and watch a movie on TV and crack open a bottle of wine and eat bread and cheese for dinner?
 

Posted: 2/14/2016 3:41:21 PM

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Adults Go To Camp Too

The best parent is the one that is a good role model.  Do as I do!!  Rightt?
Well, it’s my turn.  I’M GOING TO TENNIS CAMP!!!!

Posted: 11/13/2015 3:26:15 PM

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Find Your Inner Child

I took three days, just three little days, and felt like I was away for a fantastic vacation.  It’s amazing how renewed you feel when you get away from your normal routine.  I went to tennis camp with a group of women who have the same passion for tennis as I do.  We played tennis for 5 hours a day.  This would not be heaven to everyone, but for us it was glorious.  We played, got to know each other, told stories, danced the night away, and yes I took a ride on the trapeze!

Posted: 10/21/2015 3:17:18 PM

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