Etiqueta: preparing for summer camp

‘Twas the Night before Camp

‘Twas the night before camp and all through the land, The day many had awaited for months was at hand. The bags were all packed and sent off to camp, The envelopes and stationary pre-addressed and stamped. Of their new campers the counselors wondered, Of how awesome it will be to meet them, they pondered…. Leer más »

Mentally Preparing for Brant Lake Sports Academy

Spring has finally sprung here in the Northeast; birds are chirping, the grass is greener and families are starting to get ready for camp. So, what exactly does that mean? Of course, you need the proper gear, but once you’ve put name tags on all of your clothing, flashlights, goggles, toiletries, etc., you should be… Leer más »

Il campus ha cambiato il mio bimbo

Ero emozionata e nervosa per il fatto di dover mandare mio figlio Connor quest’anno in uno dei migliori campus estivi americani. Il migliore amico di Connor era andato nel campus l’estate scorsa e ne parlava con entusiasmo. Quindi, dopo tante ricerche e discussioni, abbiamo deciso di consentire a Connor di trascorrere l’estate lontano da casa…. Leer más »

An Ode to Bunk Junk: Less is More

This week’s guest blog is from the Camp Starlight blog…. Have you ever walked into your child’s room or playroom and thought, “What happened, did a tornado come through here?” So cluttered, so messy that you can’t even think straight?  We try our hardest at Camp Starlight to not let the “Bunk Junk tornado” run… Leer más »

Countdowns and Stuff

For the millions of youth who call summer camp home each summer, excitement begins to grow exponentially just after spring break each year. Not only is the end of another school year just around the corner, but the beginning of another camp season is oh so close that campers can practically smell the campfires. A… Leer más »

5 Things for Camp Parents to Begin Thinking about in the Spring

April is here, which means spring is just around the corner. More importantly, summer is only a couple of months away, which means it’s time to begin checking off that annual camp preparation list. No doubt, the idea that it’s time to begin thinking about summer is a welcome respite for many following a winter… Leer más »

New Year, New Summer

There comes a point for everyone involved with camp when we finally stop wishing for it to still be last summer and begin looking forward to this summer. The beginning of the new year is the perfect time for this. The new year is a time of new beginnings for most people and, although that… Leer más »

Eagerly Awaiting the Arrival of Campers!

In just a few short days, campers will arrive at each of America’s Finest Summer Camps in droves.  But summer camp campuses all over the country have already been populated by someone else for the past several days: staff.  Working with children 24/7 requires more preparation than simply showing up ready to work and being… Leer más »

Camp: Independence, Excitement, Fun…and Even Some Nerves

The guest blog this week is from Camp Laurel South and addresses a very relevant subject with camp growing nearer: Nerves. It’s that time of year. Departure for camp draws ever closer. Excitement builds in the household. And for a first-time camp parent, anxiety is normal. It’s natural to worry about missing your child. Just… Leer más »

What’s the Weather Like?

The popularity of summer camp has spread in recent years, now regularly attracting children from all regions of the United States and abroad.  For many of these campers, it’s their first trip to the Northeastern United States.  So, naturally, one of the most common questions we get at America’s Finest Summer Camps is about the… Leer más »