I became a teacher in 1991. My wife was a kindergarten teacher and we were looking forward to having summers off - to spend traveling and doing cool stuff with our daughter.
When I am speaking with potential parents about camp I am often asked, "How many campers do you have in each camp?" More often than not, I get surprised looks when I reveal that we have small numbers in our camps.
Summer is around the corner, and with it comes one of the most exciting times of the year for both children and parents: summer camp. Whether your kids are camp veterans or soon-to-be first timers, you can help them prepare for the experience by engaging in some simple outdoors activities. This can help awaken their interest in nature and make them more confident explorers, which will allow them to fully enjoy their camp experience.
As a parent of three - very different - children I have always struggled with where to send my kids for summer camp. One day, while searching for a great camp for my son, I realized that I was looking for a camp that I would love, and not necessarily one that he would love. Here is the story of that revelation.