Summer Camps Make Kids Resilient

I recently spoke to 300 camp directors about how to make children more resilient to life stress. Summer camps, we discovered, are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development. After all, summer camps are places where children get the experiences they need to bolster their range of coping strategies. There are the simple challenges of learning how to build a fire, going on a hike, or conquering a high ropes course. There are the much more complex challenges of getting Read more [...]

Winter safety: Advice for parents and kids

  Some of us love the cold season of winter - others not so much! Whichever side you are on, you will find plenty of activities to do with your kids in the season. Winter is a great season for outdoor activities, such as sledding and skating and walking in the woods. Cold weather, ice, and snow can be fun but also dangerous for children. The following tips will help parents and children enjoy winter activities safely. In general: Children shouldn't play outside alone. Establish Read more [...]

Making Sure Your Child Loves Their Camp!

Your children are most likely looking forward to the more relaxed part of the year that’s just around the corner. A time when there’s no early morning wake up call to get ready for school and bed times are not quite as strict as they are normally. The summer holidays really are a beautiful time of the year when you’re a child. However, as a parent, this time of the year can actually be more troublesome than the rest of the year as you won’t usually be able to take such an extended break from Read more [...]

Are You Ready for Summer Camp?

If you’ve decided that you would like your child to enjoy all the benefits that come attached to the summer camp experience, you’ve already taken the first step. However, you still need to decide which summer camp that you would like to send them to. This is not a decision that you want to make on a whim since you’re going to be entrusting your child’s welfare to the staff at whichever summer camp you choose. It’s therefore important to do some serious research before you enrol them, which Read more [...]