Archive - 2014

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How to host your own backyard summer camp?
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Ivy League of Adolescent Summer Camps
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Tips for selecting best summer camps
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Summer Camp FAQs
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How good summer camps are?
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Why parents need camp resources?
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Should you send your introvert child to a summer camp?
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How to give your child healthy and happy summer camp experience?
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How to be a better camper?
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Northampton Tennis Academy announces its tennis summer camp
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How to host your own backyard summer camp?

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When you want all the benefits of a camp — like keeping your kids out of your hair and entertained during their summer break without breaking the bank — think of hosting a backyard summer camp? That way, you can ensure that your kids lap up maximum summer fun along with neighborhood friends, all in the comfort of home and under the watchful eyes of yours. Home summer camps are especially good for kindergarten kids who can get a taste of camp before experiencing the real thing. Camp Navigator lists a few thing you will need to consider before you get a camp in place, Read on to know.

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The more campers you have, the freer you will be! But before that, make an estimate of kids you can handle. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests a ratio of one adult to ten 6 to 8 year old. You can run the camp for a week, with parents of each of the child taking one each day. That way, you will save heaploads on childcare.

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Ivy League of Adolescent Summer Camps

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If your little one is planning to go big on adventures this summer and wants to try his/her hands in something new and different, Ivy League camp is the place to go! This is one camp that guarantees the best of camping experience and unlimited fun under the care of supervised counselors. And if that isn’t a good enough reason to your child, tell him that every day is a new adventure at the Ivy Camp.

This is one place where kids can experience a summer full of fun and excitement, thanks to the wonderful opportunities it provides, all in a safe and nurturing environment. For all who are wondering what an Ivy League Day Camp is all about, it’s a private summer day camp located in Monmouth County New Jersey.

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Tips for selecting best summer camps

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When snow is still on the ground, summer camps seems to be a distant thing. Yet, before you know it, the school year ends, and kids trade snowsuits for swimsuits.

If you are considering enrolling your child in summer camp, it’s never too early to begin learning about the different types of programs, costs, schedules, and admission procedures.

When choosing a camp, reputations and word of mouth are meaningful resources; however, a terrific match for one child and family might not be the best match for your child or family. The best advice is to think about your child’s interests and temperament, and make a list of camp features that are most important to your family and child.

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Summer Camp FAQs

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Sending kids to a summer camp is never easy for any parents. The joy of sending your child into the woods and the wild for summer fun is often bogged down by anxiety and worries over things like safety, health, counselors, etc. Some of the pertinent questions that nag all parents are “Whether I should send my child to camp? “Is my child ready for camp?” Can I afford it?” “What kind of summer camp should I send my child to? “Is overnight better than day camps?”

The trail of unending questions is often long enough to perplex any parent. That said, it’s impertinent for parents to learn about and be comfortable with their choice of camp. And the best way to do so is to gain all the knowledge there is to be gained about the whole camping experience and the camp you are about to send your kid to.

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How good summer camps are?

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Which parents wouldn’t want their kids to flower into awesome, confident, mature, and independent adults? But only if growing up was as easy as a walk in the park, no parent would have had to sweat over making their kids confident, reliant and pro-social. Thankfully, there are institutions like camps where a child can learn all these and more, in his own, away from the secured, restrained environment of home and school.

Camp is one of those few places where children can experience and satisfy their needs for physical activity, creative expression and participation in a community — things that often school and home fail to furnish.

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Why parents need camp resources?

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In a time and age when it’s rare to see a child who walks alone to school, the thought of packing off your “little ones” to sleep-away camp can be nerve-wrecking, both for you and your children. This parental instinct to protect their offspring often deprives kids of some important developmental milestones. Hence, it’s important for parents to let them go and welcome them back ‘transformed’ as a better, stronger, more confident beings.

With summer breaks almost here, it’s time to start scouring for camps. Sending a child to camp is a big decision on the part of any parent, and an important one too. And if you are a first-timer, things can be all the more hard.

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Should you send your introvert child to a summer camp?

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Packing off your timid, shy kid to a summer camp might be an unnerving thought. Worry not! Camp Navigator team is here with best tips to help you overcome your worst fears. And the best part is that it could actually do your introvert tyke a world of good.

You can actually start off by identifying if your child is an introvert or not. Introvert children are more reserved in their interactions. They never initiate and think twice before venturing into something new and unknown. And they find peace and energy in solitude unlike the extroverts who renew their energy through social interactions.

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How to give your child healthy and happy summer camp experience?

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Summer camps help young people build self-confidence, learn to interact with their peers and learn new skills and independence. Parents should be guided by their child’s interests and personality when choosing a program, and look for a camp that provides activities that are of interest to their child and appropriate for their child’s age and skill level.

Campers have many more choices than the traditional hiking, canoeing and water sports. There is a wide range of choices, including specialty sports camps, camps specializing in computer skills, leadership activities, community work, language skills, travel camps, preschool camps for younger children and special-needs camps for children with disabilities.

According to the American Camp Association (ACA), parents rate fun and safety as their most important priorities. When considering a camp for their child, parents should ask how long it has been in business, check with parents of past and returning campers, and check the camp’s reputation at bbb.org.

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How to be a better camper?

For those who realize that ‘camping time’ is equally important as ‘family time’, there is no stopping them from tenting up outdoors, no sooner summer break hits. While camping can be a great learning and fun experience, it’s important to pay heed to a few pointers before you leave home. Whether you are an experienced camper or planning your first camping trip, be sure to mind your manners at the campground. Here are a few suggestions from fellow outdoor enthusiasts on important camping etiquette.

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Northampton Tennis Academy announces its tennis summer camp

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Wondering how to keep your child productively busy during this summer break? Camp Navigator advises you to enroll him into his favorite sports camp and see him ace in his choicest game. After all what can be a better way to teach your child a sport and see him having fun doing it.

For those interested in the game of tennis, Northampton Tennis Academy has announced beginner and intermediate level camps for interested kids. Armed with top-rated coaches and avant-garde approach and keeping in line with industry standards, this is the place where you children can learn to play and even fall in love with the game of tennis. But the attractions simply don’t end there. Campers will also get chance to take a dip in the pool everyday as well as enjoy a gamut of other fun activities.

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