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5 Things To Know Before Your First Summer At Camp

The night before you head off to camp for the first time, there will probably be a hundred different things running through your head. Will I fit in? Will the food be good? Will I have fun? (the answer to all of the above is yes, by the way!) The anticipation of heading to sleepaway… Lue lisää »

Athletics at Camp: Good for the Body, Good for the Mind!

Being active is good physically and emotionally! America’s Finest Summer Camps combine the classic traditions of summer camp, like s’mores around a campfire and exploring the outdoors, with the physical activities that are designed to challenge campers both mentally and physically. Spending the summer at camp means having ample opportunities to improve upon a skill… Lue lisää »

The Value of Tradition at Laurel South

The holidays are around the corner.  During this time of year, the word “tradition” gets thrown around a lot.  The word “tradition” is often confused with “routine.”  They’ve both become something that we do on a regular basis to establish or maintain a consistency or pattern in our behavior.  So, what really distinguishes “tradition” from… Lue lisää »

Thankful for Brant Lake Dance Camp

‘Tis the season to be thankful! After eight summers at Brant Lake Dance Camp, I still thank my parents for sending me to such a magical place all those years ago. I feel immense gratitude for all BLDC has done for me. From singing the Alma Mater with our arms draped over each other to… Lue lisää »

The Big Picture

It’s easy for children to think of their entire lives in the context of their “nucleus,”’ their home, their community, their school, their family, their friends. They typically have no need to seek beyond their immediate surroundings, and their perspective of the world is seen through a restrictive lens based on where they live and… Lue lisää »

Camp Tradition Inspires Innovation

Laurel South: Tradition. It’s one of those camp words. It brings forth images of making bracelets, playing games and campfires. All things that go hand-in-hand with every sleepaway camp. But what’s sometimes lost in the talk of tradition is how inspiring it can be. Tradition helps campers feel a part of something bigger than themselves…. Lue lisää »

Things I Didn’t Expect to Learn as a Counselor

Camp Laurel I came to camp believing I would make a difference. It was the biggest reason I chose to pursue being a counselor rather than heading off to an internship. I remember the sense of accomplishment I felt after accepting a job and how excited I was to get to camp. Then Orientation came… Lue lisää »

The Difference Camp Makes

Laurel South Summer is over and it’s easy to spot the children who went to camp. They advocate for themselves. They’ve grown in their skills and interests. And they never stop talking about their summer. But campers share other similarities as well. Being outside Children who went to camp always want to play outside. They… Lue lisää »

The Health Benefits of Summer Camp – Emotional Happiness

  Hey parents! Listen up! If you’ve heard about America’s Finest Summer Camps and have been trying to figure out summer plans for your child, you’re in the right spot! If you’re thinking about providing your kids with the summer experience of a lifetime, we’ve got two secret words that will get you one step… Lue lisää »

Activities to Get You Ready for Camp

Laurel South Activities to Get You Ready for Camp Summer is right around the corner and the countdown is officially on! Here are some activities to get you prepped for the season ahead. Backyard Camping Camping is super fun, but sometimes you’re too busy to go hiking into the wilderness to do it. Backyard camping… Lue lisää »