5 Reasons Why Great Parents Send Their Kids to Camp

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

El gran debate de la educación

La reforma educativa acapara las noticias en estos momentos. El esfuerzo para llevar a cabo un cambio a nivel nacional hacia un curso escolar que dure todo el año gana fuerza, y los discursos al respecto aumentan. El problema central de este debate es la pérdida de aprendizaje en el verano. Sí, desapareció la alegre disposición con respecto a "los relajados días de verano".

Ayude a sus hijos a anticiparse a la hiedra, el roble y el zumaque venenosos

¡Atención, padres de campistas! El comienzo de la temporada de campamento está a la vuelta de la esquina. Ustedes han elegido el campamento perfecto y este es el momento de asegurarse de que su hijo está bien preparado. A pesar de que las listas para empacar tienen información excelente, existe un trastorno natural que a veces se pasa por alto en la planificación de primeros auxilios, sin embargo, a menudo importuna la diversión al aire libre de los campistas: la hiedra venenosa.

Para promover el desarrollo juvenil por medio de la investigación

Para promover el desarrollo juvenil por medio de la investigación

Para enriquecer la vida de los niños:

New Thinking Needed on Helping Kids Avoid or Cope with Homesickness

ANN ARBOR, MI 2010 — A new report urges parents and children's doctors to change their thinking about homesickness among children, to see it as a nearly universal but highly preventable and treatable phenomenon — rather than an unavoidable part of childhood.

The report, published in the journal Pediatrics, gives parents and physicians specific guidance to help anticipate and lessen the distress that homesickness can cause among kids and teens at summer camps, hospitals, boarding schools and colleges.

Coping with First-Time Camp Experiences

For thousands, the camp experience has been a long-standing family tradition. For others, the camp experience seems almost counterintuitive. Send your child off to camp for maybe weeks at a time? "As parents, recognizing that you and your child are growing and learning on a journey together is key to adequately preparing yourself and your child for any type of separation, including going to camp for the first time," states Peg Smith, former chief executive officer of the American Camp Association (ACA)*.

Preparing Children for the Summer Camp Experience

"Summer camp is more than a vacation for children," says Bruce Muchnick, Ed.D., a licensed psychologist who works extensively with day and resident camps. "As a parent, there are a few things to consider to increase the opportunity for a rewarding camp experience for your child." Some helpful suggestions provided by Dr. Muchnick and the American Camp Association include:

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