Category Archives: Summer Camps

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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Why Music Education Matters and the Benefits of Music Summer Camps

Writer and professor Laura Lewis Brown thoroughly details the benefits of music education in an article on the PBS Parents website titled ”The Benefits of Music Education“. Citing a number of studies and industry professionals, she highlights the social and mental … Continue reading

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Connecting with Kids via Art and Arts Summer Camp

In a recent article on the PBS Parents website titled “Connecting with Kids Through Art” by Grace Hwang Lynch, an art class volunteer, she emphasizes the importance of art in children’s lives and offers ways to encourage creativity and art … 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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Tech-Savvy Kids Who Will Impress You

Computer Classes Have Come a Long Way in the Past 30 Years The exponential advancements in technology in recent decades has spawned the rise of educational programs geared toward youth. While many kids have mastered programs that allow them to … 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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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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