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Girls’ Summer Camps Break Down Barriers

Rachel Simmons, cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute and author of “Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Confidence and Courage,” provides a picture of the dramatic disparity of girls in leadership positions. In an op-ed article for … Continue reading

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Sports Summer Camps for Girls

Parenting.com recently highlighted a study from the Archives of Disease in Childhood, finding that “only 11 percent of girls ages 5 to 8 get the recommended hour a day of physical activity, compared with 42 percent of boys.” According to … Continue reading

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The Benefits and Concerns Around Kids and Sports

A recent article from the NYU Child Study Center interviews the Center’s sports psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Dr. Marianne Engle, on some of the benefits and concerns around kids and sports. Sports summer camps not only offer many of … Continue reading

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Sports Summer Camps as an Alternative to Competitive Club Teams

Writer Carol Mithers recently wrote a critique of competitive youth sports for Parenting.com. She highlights the booming trend of cleat-wearing tots and 8-year-old soccer players running sprints, and offers insight about the emotional and physical health risks of specializing in … Continue reading

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Summer Camps are an Important Part of Keeping Kids Physically Active

Valerie Strauss, education writer and blogger for The Washington Post, recently presented an article titled “Physical Education Should be a Core Subject: Institute of Medicine” about the dire circumstances in which we as a nation find ourselves regarding physical education. … Continue reading

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How Summer Camp Programs Keep Kids Learning over Summer Break

The article “Summer Matters: How Parents Can Keep Their Children Learning All Summer Long” outlines the importance of keeping kids physically and mentally engaged in the summertime stretch. The article’s author and Executive Director of the Partnership for Children and … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Teaches Kids Real Life Skills

Lisa Damour, private psychologist, clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Laurel School Center for Research on Girls, recently wrote “Don’t Make Your Children the Exception to Every Rule” for a NY Times parenting blog called … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Teaches Kids Skills to Deal with Moods

Summer camps can ease the turbulence of youth by allowing kids to explore freely in a new and supportive social setting. A recent article on Parenting.com takes a closer look at 3 Ways to deal with Teenage Anxiety (http://www.parenting.com/article/teenage-anxiety), citing … Continue reading

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Keeping Kids Active

Keeping children active is an important goal in today’s world of cell phones, video games, iPads, computers and other technological devices and tools. According to a Time Magazine article titled “10 Tips To Get Your Kids Moving” by David Bjerklie … Continue reading

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How the iPad Has Become a Tool for Helping Kids with Autism

A May 15, 2012 report from CNN titled “iPad gives voice to kids with autism” (http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/14/tech/gaming-gadgets/ipad-autism) written by Supraja Seshadri discusses the profound impact this technological tool is having on children with a variety of developmental and communication issues. The … Continue reading

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