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Summer Camp Essentials

By, Hugh Haller

Summer Activities

Consider Nutrition – Mystery meat, pizza and nachos are called to mind when many people think about stereotypical camp food. But, many camps offer healthy meal choices filled with fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Plus, if your child has a special diet do not be surprised that you can find summer camps that cater to gluten-free and other allergy/special dietary requirements. 


Talk to Alumni – Quality summer camps will have dozens of parents and children willing to sing its praises. As part of your research process, ask camp directors if there are parents in your area you can speak with to learn more about what they thought of the camp and their children’s experience. 

Start with a Test Drive – If you or your child is nervous about heading to summer camp for the first time, test the waters. Sign up for a short session to start and if your child enjoys the experience, plan for a longer, more immersing experience next summer. 

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About The Camping and Education Foundation

The Camping and Education Foundation’s mission is to develop young men and women in body and spirit through wilderness experiences that celebrate a love of the outdoors. This mission is as strong today as it was ninety-two years ago when Camp Kooch-i-ching first opened its doors to young men on Deer Island and for the past twelve years that Camp Ogichi Daa Kwe has been open for young women. For more information, visit their website.

Want to find some other fun summer activities for your kids this summer? Check out 12 Summer Boredom Buster Bags!

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