Summer Camp

Finally, Films Made By Individuals With Autism - Not About Them

Julie M Green | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Living
Julie M Green

Imagine watching a movie made by someone with autism, rather than about someone with autism. Wouldn't that be a refreshing change from the norm? Individuals with autism found themselves the subject of countless documentaries and feature films rather than the creators and the mavericks calling the shots.

4 Benefits To Mentoring Youth In STEM

Dr. Emily Agard | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Emily Agard

Sometimes having a mentor can make all the difference in choosing a career path or field of study. Mentoring youth has positive impact on their development and academic achievement. Mentoring is also critical in helping youth explore and develop their interest in the fields of STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math.

Syrian Refugee Kids Are Taking Canada 101 At Summer Camp

CP | Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Parents

The fun and games are a key step in easing their transition into a strange country with unfamiliar customs.

Managing Food Allergies At Summer Camp

Amanda Orlando | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Parents
Amanda Orlando

As school winds down for the year, many kids will partake in day or overnight camps with their friends and siblings. Some will stay local, attending camp at their community centre; others will travel up north and stay at overnight camps in the woods. But wherever they are headed, if they have food allergies, their parents will probably worry.

Syrian Refugee Girls Will Have A Very Canadian Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.12.2016 | Canada Parents

"They're excited to learn more about Canada and its traditions. And what more Canadian a tradition is there than summer camp?"

My Son Gets to Feel Normal at a Camp for Kids with Crohn's Disease

Natasja Barlow | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Parents
Natasja Barlow

Dylan's chronic condition comes from an abnormal response from his body's immune system. It causes excruciating pain, with frequent trips to the washroom creating great embarrassment. In practical terms, it has influenced every aspect of his life, leading him to quit hockey, miss field trips, and decline invites to social outings.

All Parents Should Send Their Kids to Summer Camp

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | Posted 07.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

Because camp isn't just a place, it's a state of mind.

How to Craft a Courteous Camp Care Package

Lisa Orr | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Orr

Care packages are little packages of goodies and gifts that parents, friends or family put together and mail off to their little campers as reminders of home and to let them know we're thinking of them. However as many camps will tell you, parents often do not understand what is appropriate to send.

10 Hilarious Letters From Camp (Tears Not Included)

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Parents

These kids don't hold anything back.

How To Ease Your Child's Camp Anxiety

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Parents

Camp is an exciting opportunity for kids to make new friends, explore their interests and enjoy the summer sun. But for some, the very idea of leaving...

10 Tips For Nervous Kids Going To Summer Camp

Hannah Alper | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Hannah Alper

Those feelings of being homesick and missing my family (and my dog) happened again the second year that I went to camp, but I was ready for them and knew how to handle them and that it was going to be okay. Here is some advice for people who are going to overnight camp for the first (second or third) time.

10 Ways To Curb Camp Anxiety

Professional Organizers in Canada | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Living
Professional Organizers in Canada

School is out and parents everywhere are preparing to send their kids to camp. Leaving home for camp can be an anxious time for both the parents and the kids -- here are 10 tips from Professional Organizers in Canada on how to get organized and curb camp anxiety.

Dropping My Daughter Off at Camp Taught Me How to Let Go

Kathy Kaufield | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Kaufield

My daughter's Girl Guide leader grabbed me by the shoulders, looked me squarely in the eye and said: "Goodbye Mama." "But, but, but," I sputtered, aghast. I was dropping my 10-year-old daughter off at her Girl Guide camp.

27 Reasons Why Summer Camp People Are Not Like Other People

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Living

For some Canadian kids, summer means the chance to return to the only place in the world you truly care about — camp. This ritual of shipping off...

Camp Is Like School...For Life!

Sylvia Forrest | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Living
Sylvia Forrest

Summer is a time for play, and kids know it. The pressure is off, and it's time to relax! Homework and tests are replaced with bike-riding and swimming. If you're lucky, you even get to go to camp. What the kids don't realize is, there's as much to learn at camp as at school, and those lessons can't be taught with books. What they're learning is how to deal with life.

Six Reasons Why Business Trips Are Like Summer Camp for Moms

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

You go to bed exhausted and you wake up way too early. Campers love to stay up whispering to each other (about who sucked at field hockey, that sort of thing), just like moms jump at the chance to hang out with adults, whose food they don't have to cut up, and who don't argue with you about why you can have another glass of wine, but they can't have another pop.

'Summer Camp' Rocks

Denette Wilford | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada TV
Denette Wilford

Growing up, I never went to a proper sleepaway camp. I don't know if it's because I wasn't interested or my parents didn't want me to, but I never really thought I was missing anything. That is, until I watched the latest reality series, Summer Camp.

SavvyMom Roundup: Toddlers, Kids at Camp, and Family GPS

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The July long weekend is always busy at my house because it's when we get the kids ready for camp. This year they'll be away for six weeks without any parents, homework, city pollution, cell phones, TVs or computers. They are off the grid at camp. I love knowing this.

Where Have All The Political Leaders Gone?

Jeffrey Bernstein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeffrey Bernstein

Daily updates of the scandals washing over politicians from Montreal to Ottawa to Toronto have some officials looking more like Clay Davis of The Wire's Baltimore than much else. Where have all the leaders gone? Part of the problem, surely, is who we deify. We are guilty of perpetuating a celebrity-obsessed culture, whether those figures drop rhymes, dimes, or guidelines.

Hallelujah -- The Kids Are at CAMP!!

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

My two youngest children are away at camp, and this reprieve from the usual melee that goes on at my house has allowed me to reflect on those things that kids do, and that use up equal measures of time and patience in ways you wouldn't realize unless you had kids, and then suddenly they were gone. Allow me to explain...

How Meal Planning Can Save Your Picnics

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Living

If outdoor camping, summer picnics, and family BBQs are all on your to-do list for the next few months, meal planning is the first way to stay organiz...

The Beginner's Guide to Cottages

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Living
Kaitlyn Kochany

Cottaging is a way of life for Canucks. Going to camp, hitting the cabin, swinging by the lake house/beach/what-have-you: it's in our blood. When you decide to make your grand escape, there are some basic summer cottage principles to keep in mind...

Teen Campers Sucked Counsellor's Toes For Treats

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada Living

A summer camp north of Toronto has been accused of having children play games involving inappropriate acts in order to get treats, the Toronto Star re...