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23 Last-Minute Summer Camps in Austin

June 7, 2018 at 10:27 PM / by Brooke Turner posted in summer enrichment, summer planning, summer camp activities, teens, summer camps, last-minute camps

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Are you getting that sinking feeling that you should have booked some summer camps for the kids? We know the feeling, but don't worry, there are still plenty of great options out there! Here are 23 summer camps in Austin that you can book last-minute.

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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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SuperCamp: A Life-Changing Academic Summer Program for Teens

May 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer planning, overnight, ways to save, summer camp activities, sleep away camp, teens, Tech, summer camps, summer camp for kids, Summer Camp, summer, success, studying, social media, self esteem, registration, parents, parenting tips, parenting resources, parenting, Kwaddle, high school students, summer enrichment

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For a few years now, when we turned on the morning TV shows at my house, we heard, "It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super Grover!" Well, friends, the kids aren't so little anymore. I'm no longer looking for preschool related TV programming and high quality child care and education programs. Nowadays, I find myself looking for educationally grounded summer enrichment programs that will help my child grow into all he or she can be. Without further adieu, allow me the privilege to introduce to you the world's #1 camp to help teens reach their full potential. 

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Featured Partner: Girls Empowerment Network

May 11, 2018 at 9:00 AM / by Gabby Fisher posted in General, summer planning, summer camp activities, relationships, women, teens, teenager, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, self esteem, parenting tips, moms, Kwaddle, goals

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This week's featured partner post is all about Girls Empowerment Network, better known as GEN. I had the chance to chat with Claudia Arellano, Outreach Program Coordinator, and learn about this amazing program. Read on to learn all about these girl experts and how they are changing girls' lives year after year.

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Day Camp: A Great Choice for Kids

May 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM / by Gabby Fisher posted in summer planning, summer camp activities, relationships, nature, tips, Tech, summer camps, summer camp for kids, summer, resources, parents, parenting tips, parenting resources, parenting, Kwaddle, Kids

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When people think of summer camp, they often think of sleeping overnight in an outdoorsy setting. While that might be the first thing that comes to mind, it isn't the only kind of summer camp for kids. Day camps are widely popular in the United States today. In this post, we are going to talk about why and how attending a day camp can benefit your child.

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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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10 Reasons Why Summer Camp is Great for Kids

March 29, 2018 at 12:00 AM / by gabbyfisher posted in Adolescents, cognitive, Early Childhood, emotional, General, Health, nature, News, obesity, parenting, parents, physical, relationships, screen time, self esteem, Soccer, social, sports, STEM, Summer Camp, summer camp activities, summer camps, Tech, teens, Tweens

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 Summer camp is great for kids for the following reasons:

  1. Summer camp helps kids build relationships.
  2. Kids gain experience doing things they may not get to do at home.
  3. They will have exposure to experts.
  4. They are physically active.
  5. Summer camp gives them a break from devices.
  6. They get to experience and learn about nature.
  7. Activities at camp helps to keep their brains active throughout the summer.
  8. Summer camp activities build self-esteem.
  9. Attending camp makes kids resilient.
  10. Summer camp educates the whole child.

 

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