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SUMMER CAMP MUSINGS

How to Choose a Camp for Tweens

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 3 Aug, 2017

Dealing with middle schoolers is tough on so many levels. They’re technically able to stay at home alone during the summer. But what will they be doing?

  • Sleeping
  • Playing video games
  • Watching TV
  • Eating junk food
  • Inviting (unsavory) friends over

A week of that is fine. But not eleven. A whole summer of vegging out = brain rot + excess pounds.

So what to do when your kid has outgrown General Day Camp? Princess dance camp, Superhero adventures, and Wacky Wednesdays just aren’t going to cut it.

It’s time to get serious.

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Topics: Day camp, Camp planning

Why It's So Hard to Find a Camp in August

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 25 Apr, 2017

As you created your summer day camp schedule, you likely struggled to find options for the weeks in August. It’s not just you. The data shows that the number of choices declines dramatically.

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Topics: Day camp, Camp planning

The Most Interesting Session Names

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 3 Aug, 2017

Seeing “Red Hot Chili Peppers Session” on the list from the School of Rock in Cary gave me idea for this post. How much fun would that be? They also have Van Halen and Black Sabbath weeks.

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Topics: Day camp

The Overnight Camp Traveling Info Session

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 3 Aug, 2017

Overnight camps employ a person-to-person marketing tactic that seems antiquated but is an apparently effective marketing tool. Every fall, representatives trek around the country to give presentations in people’s homes. Alumni of the camp host information sessions where a handful of potential campers get to meet with a camp director, hear from other kids, and watch amazing videos.

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Topics: Overnight camp