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7 Things Camp Directors Wish Parents Would Do While Their Child Is At Sleepaway Camp

by Jess Michaels Sleepaway camp is just a few weeks away, and soon your child will be enjoying a summer full of sports, singing around the campfire, and making new friends. You, on the other hand, are a nervous wreck.  You can’t imagine your child surviving without you. As a parent and summer camp professional,…

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Unplug from Technology at Summer Camp

Unplug this summer and put those electronics down! Camp might just be the last frontier for children to unplug and learn the lost art of speaking face to face. The use of technology in our everyday lives is important, but it is also important to take a break from it. This summer we will be…

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I Love My Kid — That’s Why I Send Him Away For the Summer

by REBECCA GRUBER “I could never,” the stranger in line in front of me at Target exclaimed with her hand clenched against her chest. Moments earlier, she overheard me on the phone asking my 10-year-old son how many tubes of sunscreen he went through last Summer and if he needed a new fan this year….

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The 4-3-7 At Silver Lake: The Choice is Yours

Children and families benefit so much from the one-of-a-kind experience at Silver Lake. From the large variety of activities for campers to choose from to the hands-on support of our staff, Silver Lake is unlike any other! Our unique environment allows campers to explore the benefits of larger facilities while maintaining a close-knit community that…

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The Top 5 Things We Love About Summer Camp At Silver Lake

Nestled among the rolling hills of New York lies a magical place guaranteed to bring you the best summer of your life. Silver Lake provides its campers with a unique camping experience in which they are given access to over sixty activities from Surf Biking, to Globe-Walking. There are so many wonderful things that can…

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Thanks for Sending Me to Sleep-Away Camp, Mom and Dad

by Stefanie Blumer We really wait 10 months for 2. Call me crazy for almost being in my 20’s and still being completely obsessed and in love with my summer camp. Like they say, there is no place like [a second] home. I understand camp isn’t for everyone, especially sleep-away, but honestly I cannot thank…

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The Soft Skills Learned at Sleepaway Camp

By David Katz, Program Director at Camps Chipinaw and Silver Lake, New York. David Katz, Program Director at Camps Chipinaw and Silver Lake shares with parents the importance of finding a camp that teaches children soft skills. Each year, parents send children off to summer camp with the hopes that that they’ll have fun and make friends. They hope…

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10 Tips For Surviving Your Kids’ First Summer at Sleepaway Camp

by Abby M. King The contract is signed, the payment has been made and there is no turning back. Panic, fear and anxiety set in and you can’t breathe. Your child is going to sleepaway camp. Sleepaway camp can be a rite of passage, and the decision to send your child away is a big one….

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The Coolest Things About Summer Camp What’s so awesome about summer camp? Check out our top reasons to give your child the experience of a lifetime!

By Jess Michaels Learn New Activities: Whether your child goes to day or sleepaway camp, he or she will participate in a variety of activities including swimming, waterskiing, tennis, boating, ropes course and so much more. Your child will try new activities that he or she may never have had a chance to attempt before. Gain Life…

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By Dan Steinberg The list of collegiate athletes who emerged from the Golda Och Academy is modest, as such things go. The small Jewish day school in West Orange, N.J., once produced a JV basketball player at the University of Pennsylvania, and a high-scoring guard at Division III Ithaca. There have been a couple of Division…

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