Hiking? Don’t Dress to Impress!

Traditional camp programs offer a lot of things for kids and families to do —incredible field trips, creek beds to explore, daily swims, an occasional pie fight, or a popular favorite- – the simple hike. The best part is that you don’t have to wait until summer camp to set off and discover – so

04.14.2016        By: Tasha Dougherty        Read More

Change up your Child’s After-School Routine

Does your child’s after-school regime encourage healthy nutrition habits? Preparing food WITH your children, infusing healthy snacks, physically active games and creative learning activities into their after-school schedule can lead them to a healthier life style. Easier said than done – right? Wrong. These simple tips can make all the difference in creating a healthy

04.14.2016        By: Claudia Malloy        Read More

How About A Tick-Free Outdoor Experience?

Did you know ticks are the leading carriers of diseases to humans in the United States, second only to mosquitoes worldwide? If summer day camp or family camp trips are your thing, it doesn’t help that the definition of “camp-out” is usually defined by lots of wooded areas with plenty of grass and foliage to

04.14.2016        By: Chris Spinozzi        Read More

Getting to the Root of Poison Ivy

Whether you’re camping or just taking a walk in the neighborhood you should be on the lookout for poison ivy.   But if you know how to identify it and avoid it- you can keep the itching away! Poison ivy is not new to most households, and you would think that a classic case of this

04.14.2016        By: Chris Spinozzi        Read More

How to pick a good Infant Swim Program

Many parents are amazed to learn how young a child can start swim lessons. The latest research supports what water safety experts have known for years—early exposure to water and basic water safety skills should begin in infancy. Research from the Rock River Times shows swim lessons for infants as young as 6 months old

04.14.2016        By: Erica Genuardi        Read More