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A Unique and Meaningful Gift!

So as you endeavor to give the most memorable and amazing gift this holiday season, we hope this inspires you to give the best holiday gift – the gift of summer camp!

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Gratitude Beyond Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving upon us, now is the time of year when people start to reflect on everything they are thankful for.  Although this is the season to be grateful for what you have, gratitude is something that is great to practice all year long. Research studies show kids and adults

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The Value Of Summer Camp And How To Afford It.

If you’ve ever attended a summer at camp, you probably already know how great an experience it is. A summer of fun, learning in ways different than the classroom and making memories to last a lifetime are all ways that summer camp transforms a child over the summer. Benefits of

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Priority Registration is Open for Summer 2019!

News for Summer 2019 Priority Registration Savings NOW – Nov 15! New! Program and CampPlus Additions New! 2-Week Day Camp Sessions Hi Camp Families! We are excited to kick off our 47th summer of camp by offering more ways to have an amazing summer outdoors. As we continue to enhance our

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Take Camp Skills To School

“… a few weeks spent in a well-organized summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work” – Charles W. Eliot, 21st President of Harvard University, in his 1922 treatise on education A summer at camp provides a unique learning experience and opportunity

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Happy St. Patricks Day from the Herd!

  Neigh everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is Aladdin reminding you all to wear green today! Did you know that wearing an Irish horseshoe is also lucky? Some say that horseshoes are only lucky if they were previously worn by a horse, so see if one of your horsey

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Getting Children Unplugged and Outdoors this Summer

There are a variety of real, tangible benefits for a child’s well-being when they are outdoors, unplugged and connected to nature and to the real world all around them. Providing these opportunities for children was one of the paramount reasons we founded Roughing It Day Camp in 1972.

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Why We Love Camp – Hear from our Campers, Staff, and Parents

It’s always heart-warming to hear from campers, staff, and parents about how much they got out of their summer.  We love the stories of campers learning how to swim, riding a horse for the first time, catching fish, climbing that steep hill to their secret forts, finding the daily D’junos,

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Tips for Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Child

January is a good time to begin looking for the right camp for your child! Many programs are just opening their registration so parents still have time to do their research. We are happy to offer some suggestions and resources for parents based on our 46 years of experience in

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10 Things You Get at Camp that You Don’t Get at School

Significant Time Spent Outdoors – Apart from the fact that they are more likely to engage in healthy forms of play that will stimulate exercise, unstructured play time spent outdoors is beneficial for their creativity and development. Exercise and Physical Activity – Outside of school, camp provides precisely the kind of opportunities for kids

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Riding the Bus to Camp

Camp starts as soon as the campers step onto the bus- with lively camp songs, games and skits, campers are transported in a fun and safe environment.

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5 Important Questions to Ask Camp Directors

Summer is still a few months off but the warmer spring days are beginning to beckon us outdoors to enjoy and appreciate the amazing nature burgeoning around us! While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind right now, many of us are beginning to think about

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5 Great Reasons to Send Your Child to Summer Camp

Camp is a great way for your child to spend their summer!  There are countless benefits to sending your child to camp that will last them for the rest of their life.  Ann Woods, Director of Roughing It Day Camp, shares how camp can positively contribute to children’s development, based

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Roughing It Camp Tours – Spring Dates

Come see camp on January 15, January 27, Febuary 11 or Feb 19! Camp Tours are a perfect way to see camp, meet the Directors and ask any questions you may have about Roughing It. Check out our schedule of upcoming tour dates or schedule a personal tour at time that

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What is so Valuable About Summer Camp?

Summer Camp is a special place for campers and staff to grow, learn, and create lasting friendships during the summer! Here are some of the many reasons why camp is such a valuable expereicne for young individuals! 

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Only 1 Week Left to Save with Early Registration!

Looking to make this summer your best one yet? Early Camp Registration for summer 2018 is open now, but the savings won’t last long! We are excited to offer lower costs and up to $300 in savings for camper families that register by January 15th. Register online now to secure

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Top 10 Reasons to Work at Roughing It This Summer

There are many ways that you can occupy your summers, and anyone that has worked at camp can tell you that it is a worthwhile experience. There are so many reasons why camp is such a great place to work for the summer, but the most important is probably how

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays! This is one of our favorite times of the year, a time to be grateful for our family and friends. Here at Roughing It, we are especially grateful for all of our wonderful campers and staff, who made this summer so special. Our counselors have a special holiday

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What is so Valuable About Summer Camp?

Summer Camp is a special place for campers and staff to grow, learn, and create lasting friendships during the summer! Here are some of the many reasons why camp is such a valuable expereicne for young individuals! 

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Happy Holidays from the Roughing It Staff

  Happy Holidays!  Our staff is missing camp this holiday season, and wanted to send many warm wishes to all of our campers! Check out their holiday videos and posts now on CamperCaboodle! You can also get a sneak peak of the holiday videos here!  From the Roughing it family

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Join us for Roughing It’s Holiday Gathering!

Enjoy some Holiday Cheer and Camp-Style Fun! You’re Invited! Camp families and staff, past, present and future – please join us! Visit with friends and enjoy some camp fun, festive crafts, and an (optional) hike to the ornament tree with Gus, the camp dog. Bring your family and friends along to ring in

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National Day of the Horse!

Mark your calendars horse lovers!  December 13 is National Day of the Horse!  In this season of giving, this is the perfect time to take a moment to appreciate everything that the horse has given us.  In honor of our equine friends, here are a few ways to show your

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Why the best holiday gift is Summer Camp!

The holiday season is a special time of year. With the gift giving season at hand, we often find ourselves searching for the perfect gift for the children in our lives. There are Ipads and Iphones, Wiis and Xboxes, technology and toys as far as the eye can see. But

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Today Is Giving Tuesday!

Today is giving Tuesday! Looking for a way for you and your family to give back this holiday season? Get involved in #GivingTuesday, a movement to create a global day of giving. Join us in supporting the Giving Tuesday movement by donating this holiday season! Pick a cause and share

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