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Monday, January 28, 2013

Choosing a Summer Camp

Tips from the American Camp Association

Posted By on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Campers at Camp Abnaki in North Hero - COURTESY OF JON KUYPERS

Campers at Camp Abnaki in North Hero

This post was written by Kids VT contributor Erik Esckilsen. Check out his related camp story, “Summer Sessions: The pros and cons of day versus sleepaway camp,” in the February issue.

If you're planning to send your son or daughter to camp this summer, now is the time to sign up for a session.

How do you make sure you’re choosing the right camp for your child? Lucy Jackson Norvell, director of public information with the New England chapter of the American Camp Association, offers some strategies.

It’s all called camp — a simple, short word — but what that looks like programmatically and geographically can be drastically different, she says. “It’s so interesting to see the variety, but it’s also daunting as a first-time parent looking at camp,” she explains.

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Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox

Carolyn Fox was the Seven Days calendar editor from 2009-2012. From 2012-2013, she was the managing editor of Kids VT. She currently works as Special Publications Manager for Seven Days.


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