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Helping Kids Beat Homesickness at Sleep-Away Camp

I visited nine sleep-away camps last summer and talked to a lot of children about their experiences of being away from home. What impressed me was how proud kids are of overcoming their homesickness, especially if they had a pretty bad case of it...Ninety-five percent of children experience at least a bit of homesick feelings when they are away from their parents at summer camp.

Kids Struggle to Unplug At Summer Camp

Could your teen unplug for a week? Image: sxc.hu
Sending the kids off to summer camp is a time-honored tradition for many families. For parents, sleep-away camp is a rare break from parental duties and a chance to let the kids take some baby...

Summer camp -- parents get "kid-sick"

A friend recently sent her 11-year-old off to camp. "I'm really going to miss him," she sniffed. I tried to be empathetic, but I was too busy daydreaming about what I'd do with seven whole days to myself. I knew that if it was me putting my kids on...

Summer camp memories

As the end of summer slowly approaches (and it would have to given the unbelievable heat), I find myself thinking about my favorite memories of summers past. The part of me that will always be a kid resurfaces every summer to reminisce about summer...

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