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The Benefits of Overnight Camp

(And how to beat separation anxiety) By the time my daughter was 11 months old, it was obvious she could walk on her own if she wanted to. But try as we might, my husband and I couldn’t get her to step away from the coffee table. One day we had a woman come to the...

Camping Etiquette

Bring your manners, but leave the soap behind Several years ago I was asked to present a session on summer “fun,” in particular camping etiquette. I was temporarily shocked that someone would consider asking me to talk about fun and camping in the same sentence. They...

Girls Can Change The World

Girls can change the world. Girls are powerful. Girls should have the same opportunities as boys. Everyone know it’s true. But type the words “Girls can” into Google, you might be surprised at what queries top the list of suggested searches. The Group at Girl Scouts...

Girl Scouts Memorable Coin

Tired of giving meaningless shiny baubles that just get tossed? Here’s a fresh gift idea that inspires and pays tribute to a piece of history—give the Girls Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver Dollar. For the first time ever, the Girl Scouts has a commemorative coin,...

The Second Most Wonderful Time

In our opinion, summer is the most wonderful time of the year because it is camp season. Winter comes in a close second though! It is a time for family, friends, exchanging gifts and quality time. To make the most out of the season, take a look at our Holiday Family...

Day Camps

Of the more than 12,000 camps in the United States, approximately 5,000 are day camps – and the number continues to rise. According to the American Camp Association, the number of day camps has increased by 90 percent in the past 20 years. Why? ACA immediate past...

Happy Campers

What do Chelsea Clinton, Albert Einstein, Martha Stewart and President George W. Bush have in common? They are all former campers — which just goes to show that you never know whom you might meet while roasting marshmallows around a campfire. In addition to meeting...

Special Camps For Special Children

Just because your child has special needs does not mean that he or she cannot benefit from the experience of summer camp. On the contrary, a summer camp designed to address your child's specific issues can be very rewarding. There are several camps in Texas designed...