Fredericksburg Parent

March 2015

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12 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • March 2015 BY CHRISTA MELNYK HINES Summer Tips for choosing the right overnight camp for your kids Summer Summer Gearing Up for Summer Summer Camps F rom whitewater rafting to performing arts and cooking, today's sleep-away camps appeal to a wide range of interests while still providing the long- term benefits summer camp is known for. And yet, you may wonder how to find an overnight camp that offers the right blend of environment and activities for your child and gives you peace of mind at the same time. In addition to learning new skills, children learn how to collaborate and live in community while at camp, gaining self-confidence and independence through problem-solving and teamwork. Benefi ts of overnight camp "...All those things are life skills and life assets that every parent wants for their child," says Jill Tipograph, a camp consultant and author of Your Everything Summer Guide & Planner. Summer Camp Fun 10 10 10-11 11 11 Average age for 1st overnight camp. Average age kids start going to day camp. 92% Kids attending at least one camp this summer. 2 Average number of camps each child attends each summer. Types of Camps Kids are Attending Sports 35% Other 19% Religious 11% Art/Theater 16% Academic19% Average age kids start going to day camp. 4-5 Information compiled from

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