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Con la llegada de la pandemia de COVID-19, surgieron muchas preguntas de los padres/tutores sobre cómo sería el campamento en el verano de 2021.

Este recurso de preguntas y consideraciones se reunió con la ayuda de los directores de campamentos de los EE.UU. Para ayudar a guiar a los padres en sus conversaciones con los directores de campamentos sobre el verano que viene.

Preguntas que hacer

1. ¿Cuál es su política para dejar/recoger a los campistas?

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With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic came many questions from parents/guardians about what camp would look like in summer 2021.

This resource of questions and considerations was put together with aid from camp directors across the US to help guide parents in their conversations with camp directors about the upcoming summer.

Questions to Ask

1. What is your camper drop-off/pickup policy?

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Videos: The Impact of Camp
Published Date: 2019-01-22

Does summer camp really make a difference? We know camp changes lives but what impact does it have on the lives of former campers?

The American Camp Association’s large-scale national study talked to 18-25-year olds who attended summer camp as kids. 



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At camps across the country, campers and staff have the opportunity to interact with international staff members who participate in the Camp Counselor and Summer Work Travel J-1 Visa programs. These staff  make rich contributions to a camp’s culture, affording children the opportunity to build friendships and learn more about the world outside the U.S. 

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Why Can’t School Be More Like Camp?
Published Date: 2015-10-30

Yesterday, my fourth grade son came home from school downcast. It’s his third week at a new school, and I had encouraged him to find a friend or two to invite over to swim. He had asked two boys for their phone numbers, and the boys had said they were “adopted brothers” and written down a fake phone number before getting in different cars to go home. My heart broke for my son.

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The Power of Play
Published Date: 2015-10-20

Dr. David Elkind Urges Parents to Add More Play to their Children's Lives

"The traditional summer camp recognizes that play is a powerful form of learning that contributes mightily to the child's healthy physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development."

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After a long day of exercise and fun at camp, children’s eyes can be much bigger than their stomachs! Camps across the country are encouraging children to put on their plates only what they will eat, then camps teach children about recycling by converting the leftovers into compost. The compost is then used to fertilize the fields that create food for the campers!

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Camps Speak an International Language
Published Date: 2015-10-06

There’s a passionate debate going on — whether men and women should share child-rearing responsibilities — even if it means the father sometimes stays at home. Native American, Nigerian, Kyrgyz, Israeli, Bosnian, Azerbaijani, and American teens each express their points of view. And it’s only 9 a.m. at the Global Youth Village, a leadership camp for adolescents thirteen to eighteen.

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Keeping Camp Costs Budget-Friendly
Published Date: 2015-03-15

Camp is a life-changing experience — one that’s possible for every child and every budget. Even though the experience is priceless, paying for it doesn’t have to be!

“I’m a great believer that you don’t have to go to the most expensive camp to have a great camp experience,” said Phil Lilienthal, former camp director of Camp Winnebago in Maine and Global Camps Africa CEO. If you’re dealing with an experienced and caring staff of camp counselors, “you can have a program in a parking lot, and it can be great,” he said.

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My shy, quiet nine-year-old went to camp not knowing a soul. Two weeks later, she came home transformed. She blossomed. She made friends, learned a multitude of activities, felt safe, loved, confident, and happy — really, really happy. As hard as it was on me, it was all worth it for her. It was the single best thing I have ever done for her.
—First-time camp parent

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