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April 01, 2014

With So Many Opportunities, Why Camp?

The many benefits of a camp experience

Families today have more options than ever before – a buffet of movies, museums, picnics, parks, classes, vacations and so much more....more»
March 01, 2014

Choose Your Own Summer Adventure

What to consider when selecting the right camp experience

Don't let the summer be wasted! Here is what awaits your child: experiential learning opportunities, caring adult role models, time spent in nature and being active, new friendships and fun....more»
February 01, 2014

Serious Learning . . . through Play!

Unstructured, outdoor activity is essential to children's development

For me, the cornerstone of childhood is play. The ability to play follows us throughout our life. Stuart Brown, author of Play: How It Shapes the Brain, writes, "There is a great deal of evidence that the road to mastery of any subject is guided by play....more»
February 01, 2014

Camps Attending Camp Fair

Camp fair is less then 3 weeks away! Check out all the great camps we have signed up already!...more»
July 01, 2013

Camp for Today's World

Camps stay on the cutting edge

What's something that is over 150 years old and kids think is just as "cool" as ever? The camp experience! Year after year, camps evaluate their programming and adjust their activities, focus and other offerings to meet the ever-evolving needs of today's families....more»
June 01, 2013

Get the Most Out of Camp!

Before and after camp strategies

Your child's summer camp experience will be one he or she remembers forever – and one that will help to develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills for success in school and beyond. To get the most out of your child's experience this summer at camp, send them off with the right attitude and confidence; and when they come home, reinforce those newfound skills and positive outlooks. Here are a few tips for maximizing the benefits of camp....more»
May 01, 2013

Oh, the Possibilities

This summer at camp

A summer of endless possibilities is fast approaching for over ten million children who have decided to take part in a camp experience. Whether attending a day or resident, traditional or specialty camp, the benefits of the camp experience reach every camper in their own unique way. Read on for five things your camper can count on this summer....more»
May 01, 2013

Happy Campers

Are overnight camps a good idea for kids with autism?

One year you wonder if you should send your child to overnight camp. Then, in the blink of an eye, you wish he was still young enough to go. Camp is a rite of passage for all kids. Even kids with autism. Maybe it's one for the parents, too....more»
May 01, 2013

Play Indy

Indy's Child Proud to Promote Indy Parks Programs

There are so many opportunities for families in Indianapolis to have a healthy, happy and productive summer! You can start your planning today with the 2013 Indy Parks' Summer Fun Guide enclosed in our May edition....more»
April 01, 2013

Camping to Succeed

Outdoor fun translates to other important skill-building

Preparing children for academic and work success doesn't end in the summer — in fact, it's only the beginning! Summer camp experiences provide campers with the environment they need to gain characteristics like confidence, wellbeing and conflict resolution skills — which, according to a recent Psychology Today article, are critical to academic and work achievement. How does camp do it? With its unique combination of time outdoors and free play....more»
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