Category: Ready For Camp

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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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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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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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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Life Lessons Learned at Roughing It

All of our campers have their own unique experiences every summer that they carry with them throughout their lives.  They take away valuable life skills from their time at camp, which help them in other areas of their life.  We wanted to share with you the experience one of our

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Ready for Kindergarten? How summer camp can help prepare them!

Every year around this time, parents of young children are faced with the question of, “Is he/she ready for Kindergarten?”. With the change in academic standards and rigor of Kindergarten, it’s no wonder that this question gets asked, year after year, and with increasing levels of anxiety. While schools may

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Making Camp an Investment in Your Child

Todd Kestin recently wrote in the Huffington Post encouraging parents to approach summer camp planning in a new way. He advocated that camp be considered as being an equal part of the great investment equation that parents make when thinking about matters most in their child’s future. Investment in a great summer

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Hiking Improves Critical Thinking Skills

 Now that it’s spring and the weather has started getting warmer, it’s time to start spending more time outside!  Hiking is a great way to spend more time outside and get exercise.  Did you know that hiking can also help your brain?  The article “Doctors Tell Us How Hiking Can

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Spending Time Outdoors Makes Kids Smarter:  3 Facts, 1 Conclusion

Every parent wishes for their child to succeed in school and this “success” for many families is heavily influenced by academics first. Doing well in school, getting good grades, enrolling in advanced courses, continually acquiring more knowledge and being “smart” is often top priority for parents and therefore the focus

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