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Sweeter Dreams at Sleep-Away Camp

Sweeter Dreams at Sleep-Away Camp

This year, 10 million children will tote their sleeping bags to camp, but they may not do much sleeping. For many children, overnight camp is the first time they’ve slept away from their family for more than a night or two.

June 2014
Camper Communication

Camper Communication

Regardless of whether this is your child’s first or fifth time off to camp, every camper knows that mail call is an exciting time. Tara Markley, K-State Research & Extension Johnson County 4-H agent and camp director, says, “We encourage parents to mail handwritten letters with encouraging messages, such as ‘we hope that you are having a great time’ or ‘get out there and try something new and exciting.’”

June 2014
Church Camp

Church Camp

Bring on the bonfire tunes and shaving cream wars, the zip lines, kayaks and blobbing and you’ve got summer camp! Throw in some friendship-making fellowship and faith-shaping communion, and it’s a whole new adventure. If you want to equip your child in all arenas of life—physical, mental, emotional, social—and ignite your child’s spiritual life with a passionate love for God and neighbor, then church camp’s the place to cabin up.

April 2014
10 Reasons Why Teens Should Work at Camp

10 Reasons Why Teens Should Work at Camp

Any search for summer camp opportunities in the Kansas City Metro will yield a wealth of happenings. But what if a teen has already “been there, done that”? Perhaps it’s time to go back—not as a participant, but as a leader.

April 2014
Summer Camp Basics

Summer Camp Basics

As summer steadily approaches, parents all across Kansas City are beginning to think about activities to fill up their children’s free time. One option is summer camp. If you’ve been wondering what the hype is all about, look no further. We’re going to cover the types of camps offered, the questions you should be asking and items your kids will most likely need to pack.

March 2014
The Great News About Homesickness

The Great News About Homesickness

If nearly everyone feels some homesickness, what can be done to prevent a really strong case of homesickness? Here’s a recipe for positive camp preparation:

March 2014
Your Child’s Health at Camp

Your Child’s Health at Camp

Letting go means different things to families. Growth. Independence. Opportunities. No arena is more challenging for parents than entrusting their child’s well-being to others. At home, we have our medicine cabinets brimming with bright Band-Aids® and children’s cold medicines, not to mention the ready hug and kiss when the need arises. So, what’s a camp to do?

March 2014
One Nervous Camp Parent

One Nervous Camp Parent

Each year as we put together our camp guides, I love seeing all of the different camp options that are available for area kids and choosing day camps for my girls to attend.

June 2013
Co-op Camp

Co-op Camp

Have you planned out your summer? Not yet? No fear! Loads of time remains to plan a fun summer for not only you, but the kids as well!

April 2013
The Benefits of Summer Camp

The Benefits of Summer Camp

It’s been years, but I still remember the excitement I felt on the first day of piano camp.

March 2013
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