Camp has always been a very special place for kids, but now more than ever, camp is playing a significant role in the growth of children. If you are a parent you know first hand just how addicted kids have become to technology and their phones…. Put away the phone, (not suggesting for 7 weeks) and just try and unplug and see what benefits you reap. Here are seven ideas for parents to unplug this summer.
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I’ve been following lots of different stores and websites that sell camp items in the hopes of finding some great visiting day swag for my son. Here’s the problem…1) He’s a boy and doesn’t care about all the (awesome) camp jewelry etc (but would it be weird if I bought it for myself?!) 2) He’s not a candy kid…
I’m not going to lie, I started hearing murmurs of other camp families getting their first letter yesterday and then I was consumed with the thought of mine. When was I going to hear from my new camper? Is he happy? Does he like his bunk? Then it all pays off… I have turned all my energy to total jealousy! What I would do to be in his shoes again.
Well, it’s only been 3 days since I put my son on the bus for his first summer at camp but it feels like an eternity! I kept reminding myself that it’s healthy for our kids to be anxious and nervous sometimes and to be pushed out of their comfort zone, from this they learn.
At Summer365 we are all about creative ways to make your camper happy. Writing letters and emails have become a daily routine for most parents. We have come up with a list of 6 wild, wacky and creative letters you can send in the mail and yes these are very real.
One of the many staples at camp is having a decked out friendship bracelet stack. Our newest Camper of the Week, Carly Marks, always had the chicest bracelet stack and now has used her friendship bracelet making skills for her amazing jewelry business CARLYMARLY DESIGNS!
This Mother’s Day the Summer 365 team would like to appreciate and express much gratitude to all the female directors, who are mothers to hundreds of campers each summer. Read our interview with Camp Watitoh Director, Britton Bitterman.
There’s no style quite like camp style! This week’s Camper of The Week is a true entrepreneur and fashionista who got her trendsetting start as a camper in Maine.
On National Best Friends Day (yes there really is a national holiday for everything), we celebrate the friends who have been there for us through it all. Ever hear the legend that camp friends are the best friends? Well, its true, and here at Summer 365, we take National Best Friends Day to appreciate these very special friendships that start during the summer.
The Summer 365 team has come up with the ultimate playlist for the summer of 2015; to be downloaded onto the approved iPod Nano/shuffle or MP3 player, of course. We predict these tunes will be hits this summer, and are the songs that will make your camper dance, laugh, cry, and forever remind them of summer ’15. Give ‘em a listen!