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How to Find Last-Minute Summer Camps

Posted by : Victoria Johnson | 3 Aug, 2017

Click here to get a list of camps with openings!

Can you identify with one of the following?

  1. You’re not a planner. You’ve procrastinated on finding camps for your kids and now you feel like there’s nothing good left.
  2. You thought you had everything nailed down, but there was a last-minute cancellation or a change in your schedule.
  3. You felt so busy during the school year with soccer, gymnastics, and clubs that you couldn’t fathom putting your kids in more activities during the summer. Now that you’re faced with ten long weeks of togetherness, you’re having second thoughts.
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Topics: Day camp, Camp planning

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