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What Kids Need to Succeed

What Kids Need to Succeed

by Peg L. Smith, CEO

Preparing children for academic and work success doesn't end in the summer — 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 are critical to academic and work achievement. How does camp do it?

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The Long-Lasting Benefits of Camp

The Long-Lasting Benefits of Camp

Camp has become a part of the fabric of America — conjuring special memories of hiking, swimming, friendships, and adventure for generations. When children go to camp, they'll likely come home gushing about the lifelong friends they've made, and the exciting adventures they had.

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Why Kids Flourish at Camp
Why Kids Flourish at Camp

by Audrey Monke

Campers often describe camp as their "happy place" or "the best two weeks" of their year. And, from my own observation, I've seen that kids and the counselors who work with them are obviously happy at camp. They smile a lot. They look relaxed. There's a lot of laughter. So many fun things happen at camp every day that it's no surprise it's such a happy place for kids.

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