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7 Questions to Ask Your Child's Camp Counselor

June 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer camp activities, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, parenting tips, parenting resources, parent, parenting, Kids, Day Camp, featured

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If it's your child's first time at sleep away camp, you might feel a little uneasy about leaving your child with someone you've never met. Sometimes getting to know the person a little better will help to put your mind at ease. In this post, you will find seven questions that will help guide the conversation so it seems more natural and less like a crime investigation. 

Here are the 7 Questions to Ask Your Child's Camp Counselor:

  1. Are you from around here?
  2. What did you learn at staff training?
  3. What's your background working with kids?
  4. How do you handle it if someone gets hurt or sick?
  5. How do you help a child who is homesick?
  6. What awesome plans do you have in mind for this week?
  7. What is one thing you hope to teach the kids this week?
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An Open Letter to My Child's Summer Camp Counselor

May 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer planning, summer camp activities, sleep away camp, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, sleep, parenting resources, parenting, moms, families, Day Camp, camp, featured

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Whether this is your child's first summer camp experience or their 5th, they're likely in a new stage of childhood each year. They might have unique challenges or successes going on in their lives this year, and they're about to be the responsibility of another person for a week or more. What would you say to or hope for in their camp counselor?

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Featured Partner - The Austin Artery

May 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM / by Gabby Fisher posted in Art, art for kids, Day Camp, discount, Education, Partners, STEM, Summer Camp, summer camps, Tech

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Five Summer Surprises You Need to be Ready For

April 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer planning, summer camp activities, tips, Technology, swim safety, swim lessons, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, parents, parenting tips, parenting resources, parenting, Food, family, families, Day Camp, children, child care, camps

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Like most things in life, summer camp can sometimes throw us a curve ball or two. Because we know things don't always go as planned, we thought we would share with you a handful of surprises that could be headed your way in hopes that we can make sure you are prepared.

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My Summer Planning

April 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer camp activities, nature, swimming lessons, swim safety, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, registration, parenting tips, parenting, parent resources, Day Camp, children, camps, activities, summer planning

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I work from home. It sounds all good and fine and awesome, but here's the reality...summer is coming. While I wish summer meant days lying by the pool, water gun battles, and my children thinking I'm the coolest mom ever, the truth is that I have to work. And honestly, the thought of trying to keep my kids happy while I work this summer is down right overwhelming. 

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12 Creative Ways to Save for Summer Camp

April 6, 2018 at 10:45 AM / by gabbyfisher posted in Adolescents, Day Camp, Entertainment, General, Health, Local Tips, money jar, parenting, parents, save, scholarships, Summer Camp, summer camps, teens, Tweens, ways to save

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Like most great things in this life, quality comes with a cost. Camp is no different and some parents must find ways to save. If you read our post 11 Tips for Choosing A Summer Camp For Your Child, you probably recall that the financial piece is something that must be taken into consideration when you are choosing a summer camp program. Unless a program is advertised as free, chances are, it comes with a price tag and you've got to be willing to pay. The good news is that the government does recognize that these programs are a necessary expense, and has included them as qualified tax deductions for parents. For more information about this helpful way to put more money in your pocket, click here.

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Day Camp VS. Sleep Away Camp: What's the difference?

March 12, 2018 at 8:30 AM / by gabbyfisher posted in Adolescents, camp, Camping, Day Camp, General, parent, parenting, parents, sleep away camp, Summer Camp, summer camps, teens, Tweens

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You are looking into camp options for your child and you are wondering which option is the best. At Kwaddle, we work with oodles of providers that offer one or both of these options and we are pleased to pass that information onto you. Both day camps and sleep away camps have their own pros and cons and we thought it might be helpful if we broke things down a bit.

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Spring Break Fun!

February 5, 2018 at 11:00 PM / by Gabby F. posted in camps, Day Camp, Education, General, Local Tips, parenting, parents, Spring Break

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Some of you might have amazing Mexican cruises scheduled or perhaps you plan to vacation in Europe. However, if spring break means more work and less play, we have some suggestions for where the kids can hang while school isn't in session and you are at work.

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