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Spiritual Growth at Camp

Kids grow overnight, and we do our best to facilitate what goes into their bodies. On top of that, we have to make sure they stay busy. Soccer games, piano lessons and, no, it doesn’t just stop because school’s out. Summer camp can provide a great opportunity to learn a new skill, make friends, have tons of fun—and also be a great place to grow your child spiritually.

The Bottom Line About Camp Costs

The good news for parents is that there is a camp for just about every budget. While fees to attend camp vary, they can range from only $75 to more than $650 per week for American Camp Association-accredited resident and day camps.

Lessons Learned at Camp

With summer just around the corner, many families in the metro are in the process of choosing a summer camp. Camp can be an exciting and rewarding part of childhood that builds lifelong skills and memories. “I still have great memories of my time at dance camp,” Rachel Hawks, Olathe mom, says. “I am excited for my daughter to start that same journey.”

Four Things You Never Knew About Camp

Camp has become a staple of the summer season. Each year, millions of children, youth and adults head to the hills, lakes, valleys and parks to participate in the time-honored tradition of camp.

Choosing the Right Day Camp for Your Child

Day camps come in all shapes and sizes, appealing to a range of interests and ages. Here’s how to find a camp that invests in your youngster by creating an unforgettable experience where he’ll meet new friends, gain self-confidence and learn new skills—all while giving you peace of mind.

Questions to Ask When Looking for Overnight Camp

Summer camp? Already? It’ll be here before you know it, and believe it or not, it’s not too soon to begin researching what overnight camp(s) your child may want to participate in this year. It’s not as easy as just signing up, though. At least, it shouldn’t be. As a parent, you’ll want to make sure your child will be happy and well cared for in someone else’s charge. In order for this to happen, be sure to do your research ahead of time and ask questions before you hand over your money—or child. Here are some important things to ask to ensure you find the perfect camp.

Beating the

Camp is an action-packed adventure. Each day brings new and exciting opportunities for growth and accomplishment. At the same time, strong bonds of friendship and community are developing. It truly is a life-changing experience. And when the embers of the last campfire have cooled, and campers make their way home, children often experience a mild case of the "end of camp blues."

Co-op Camp

For several years, a friend and I planned a co-op camp for our kids. It was loads of fun to plan and execute! Read on to find out how to plan a camp in just four easy steps

Being Away from Home Builds Self-Esteem, Independence

One of the many joys of parenthood is helping children navigate new waters. And while these situations often are met with hesitation, slight anxiety—or in the case of some first-time campers, homesickness—it is these moments that develop the 21st-century skills needed in adulthood. New situations, such as going away to camp, serve as teachers in life’s classroom, developing leadership, self-esteem, teamwork, independence and problem-solving.

Top Five Things You Never Knew About Camp

Here are five of the things you may not have known about the camp experience.
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