the blog of Summer 365
Whether you are a first time camp parent or your child is returning for the 9th summer, now seems to be the time those packing lists have arrived. Packing is one of those things that has to be done, it needs to be accomplished at one point or another. And let’s face it… a goal without a plan is just a wish! So whether you are a planner or tend to be more of a procrastinator, here are 10 tips you won’t want to miss so you can create your own packing game plan!
The Summer 365 team is feeling grateful for the wonderful gift that is a summer spent at camp. And so, as we settle into our turkey and stuffing tomorrow (and yes Thanksgiving s’mores are obviously on the dessert menu), we thought we’d share what aspects of camp we are truly grateful for…from friendships to field days and everything in between. From our Summer 365 family to yours Happy Thanksgiving!!
Read the latest confession from one of our experts Hallie, giving you the real deal scoop on her experience as a first time camp parent. She is sharing all the feels about departure day and her camper coming home!
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.
Read the latest confession from one of our experts, giving you the real deal scoop on her experience as a first time camp parent! She is dishing on the day all parents dream about…. visiting day!
I am sitting here today and can’t believe how much I miss you. It hurts a little bit. Maybe because in one year at camp you grew up so fast – or because I know you will be so much more grown up when you get back in August….
t the age of 13 years old I decided it would be a great idea to embark on a 3-week journey to Fiji for an organized, teen community service trip. I was abnormally calm considering I was about to travel to a foreign country alone for nearly a month. My parents nervously dropped me off at JFK, and as I was checking into the flight, asked me one more time, “are you sure you want to do this?” I turned around, all of the sudden filled with nerves, and unsteadily said “absolutely!”
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.