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Summer Camp is an Important Developmental Step for Kids and Parents

In an article from the Washington Post, Michael Thompson, the author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents can Help a Child Grow, is interviewed about the effects of early childhood independence. He purports that, if approached properly, … Continue reading

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Encouraging News Regarding Childhood Obesity

Preschoolers’ Obesity Rates Falling While one in eight American preschoolers is obese, that number is only one in seven amongst low-income children. That number has fallen in 19 US states and territories and has only risen in three states. Sports … Continue reading

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Peer Approval Stimulates the Adolescent Brain

Teens Take More Risks When Pressured By Peers Science Daily reports that teens’ brains are more sensitive to rewarding feedback from peers. The article posits that adolescents are more reckless than younger children, but they do have the knowledge and … Continue reading

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PE and After-School Programs Help Children and Teens Excel

Kids and Teens Still Aren’t Doing Nearly Enough Physical Activity Nanci Hellmich in the USA Today article, Kids Need To Step Up Physical Activity, Report Says, argues that, despite prodding from their parents, teachers and doctors, American kids just aren’t … 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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Sports Summer Camps: Grow Your Child’s Dream

The Olympics inspires dreams. If your child has been watching the Olympics and is now saying s/he wants to win a gold medal or a competition, it’s not too late to enroll them in sports summer camp. There are plenty … Continue reading

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My Wonderful World: A National Geographic Campaign to Promote Geography

What is the Campaign? National Geographic’s ‘Mywonderful World’ is “a National Geographic-led campaign—backed by a coalition of national business and non-profit organizations—to expand geographic learning in school, at home, and in communities. We want to give kids the power of … Continue reading

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Find the Perfect Short-Term Job Adventure

Camppage, A Great Resource for Short Term Job Adventures! Are you looking for opportunities to work, travel, play, live, learn, help, create, experience and grow? Camppage.com’s summer camp job listings is the place to check out! Work, find your passion … Continue reading

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Great Backpacking Websites for Hiking and Backpacking Summer Campers and Staff

Hiking and backpacking is an outdoor pastime in many parts of the world. It is a wonderful way to get and experience nature and it’s a lot of fun but it also involves skill. Hiking and backpacking summer camps can … Continue reading

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