Category: Camp Edition

Science is Sheepish: Spirituality Makes Us Healthier, Happier People

Science is Sheepish: Spirituality Makes Us Healthier, Happier People

All along, the majority position of Psychiatry has been that Psychiatry has nothing to do with religion and spirituality. Religious beliefs and practices have long been thought to have a pathological basis, and psychiatrists over a century have understood them in this light. Religion was […]

Wildflower Camp Foundation Helps Families Bloom After Loss

Wildflower Camp Foundation Helps Families Bloom After Loss

Wildflowers are often the first sign that nature has rebounded after a devastating forest fire. This idea: that beauty can come in the face of devastation,  is the inspiration behind the creation of the Wildflower Camp Foundation, which sends bereaved children from the Greater Boston […]

SCOPE: Summer Camp Can Help Kids Stay in School

SCOPE: Summer Camp Can Help Kids Stay in School

We love giving out  money to worthy organizations. Which is why we were very happy when SCOPE, which stands for Summer Camp Opportunities Promote Education, applied to the Kars4Kids small grant program. SCOPE has a unique mission, providing summer camp scholarships to kids who would […]

Science Camps of America: “I Guess They Learned Something”

Science Camps of America: “I Guess They Learned Something”

It’s one of our favorite letters to write: “Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that Science Camps of America has been awarded a $475 small grant from Kars4Kids! We loved reading about how you inspire teens to enjoy science and give them the opportunity […]

Bullies: The Names They Call Us And How The Hurt Can Change Us

Bullies: The Names They Call Us And How The Hurt Can Change Us

Bullies were a fact of life for me growing up. I was different. I read a lot, I used big words. So I got picked on. This piece is my personal story. Embed from Getty Images It was bad. There was a girl who beat […]

Five Benefits of Summer Camp For Foster Children

Five Benefits of Summer Camp For Foster Children

The harsh reality for foster children is that their childhood isn’t normal. Being removed from your home because of abuse or neglect and being placed somewhere with someone you don’t know is simply something most children don’t have to deal with. It sets them apart […]

Homesickness:  A Guide

Homesickness: A Guide

Homesickness is painful; perhaps even more so when you’re the parent of a homesick child who’s off to summer camp. The feeling of helplessness, of not knowing what to do, can be a bit overwhelming. Do you bring your child home? Force him/her to stick […]

Sleepovers: Preparing Your Child To Leave the Nest

Sleepovers: Preparing Your Child To Leave the Nest

Sleepovers are part of the childhood experience. It’s when children forge lasting memories with friends, classmates, and family members like cousins and grandparents. If the sleepover is at the home of an adult you trust, it can be where your child experiences first tastes of […]

Camp Memories: What Do You Remember?

Camp Memories: What Do You Remember?

What reminds you of camp? What camp memories are most poignant? Was it your bunk, your counselors, or friends? What foods do you still remember and relish decades later? Was it the camp songs? Was it the bug juice, camping trips, or the mess hall […]