The Coastal Star Summer Camp Guide By Janis Fontaine Lisa Borg has been asking camp directors the hard questions for more than 16 years as an adviser for The Camp Experts & Teen Summers, a free service for parents with up-to-date information about summer camps. The guide was founded in 1987 by New Yorker Joanne Paltrowitz. […]
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Summer Camp 2021 Awaits!
The camp community is a special one. Summer camp is a place that children and staff alike make lifelong friendships, memories, and experience growth unlike any other. Camp also provides a place, especially over the last 15 years, where children can unplug from their cell phones, social media, and pressures from the outside world. The […]
Summer Camp Can Help Your Child Prepare for Adulthood
How Can Summer Camp Can Help Your Child Prepare for Adulthood? Here’s just a few ways that summer camp can help your child prepare for adulthood: Teamwork – Working in a team prepares a child for working in a team in a career. This helps take the attention away from “me, […]
Do your kids need a break from electronics?
Summer Camp Offers Kids the Opportunity to Get Away from Electronics According to recent studies, American youths currently spend over seven and a half hours a day on their smartphone, computer, television or other electronic devices! In this day and age, our society has become very technologically reliant. It has become near impossible to unplug from […]
What Should You Say to a Homesick Child?
6 Things To Say to a Homesick Camper In the first few days of summer camp, it’s very normal for some kids to experience feeling homesick. Some campers tend to experience homesickness a bit more than others. Staff is typically very experienced in redirecting campers’ feelings of homesickness to engaging activities, but sometimes you’ll need to speak to […]