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Sailing the seas at summer camp

We have some awesome college students who are lead the planning of our summer camp one year! Their enthusiasm and creativity are evident in all they do … and we just had to share it here! These are ideas from our “Sailing the seas” theme, which lent itself to great projects and experiences like building tin foil boats, making sandcastles and seashell picture frames. The week
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Reflections on Summer School

 “Summertime and the living is easy…” –  from the folk opera Porky & Bess, George & Ira Gershwin, 1937 Summertime was anything but easy for those students who habitually spent part of their vacation back in school. Now that school has been dismissed for summer vacation, I recall spending many summers, in the stifling heat, making-up for what I hadn’t done during the year. School started
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Favorite preschool Summer Olympic activities

The Summer Olympics are a great way of teaching children about sportsmanship, teamwork and trying your best. As the Summer Olympics wrap up this weekend, we think back to our “Summer Olympics at summer camp” week and some of the favorite activities that were part of our games! Making the Rings Before our camp opening ceremonies, each class worked on making the Olympic rings
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Summer Olympics at summer camp

With the 2012 Summer Olympics starting this weekend, our Summer Camp is planning an Olympic themed week next week! They are super excited and have a lot of fun activities planned. The different classes will create their own team flags, make their own medals and have an Opening Ceremony celebration. They have planned a really great mix of activities – some inspired by actual
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Wonders of nature summer camp ideas

I am currently in the middle of planning summer camp for our preschool and child care program. It can sometimes be a daunting task to plan engaging activities for 5 full days a week for 8 weeks for both preschool and school-age children. I want them to have fun, be active and maybe even learn something while they are here. Each week of the
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