BEST SLEEPAWAY CAMPS IN NEW YORK STATE

BEST SLEEPAWAY CAMPS IN NEW YORK STATE

North America is truly one of the best places in the world for sleepaway summer camps for kids and teens. There are so many to choose from and each one is unique. So how do you go about even starting the search process in finding the best camp for your child?   The answer to ...Read more...
MY SON IS VERY SHY AND ATTENDING SLEEPAWAY CAMP FOR FIRST TIME...

MY SON IS VERY SHY AND ATTENDING SLEEPAWAY CAMP FOR FIRST TIME...

Hi Dov,   It's Samantha O'Reilly again, and I had another question for you:   My son Jacob is very shy especially in social settings where there are a lot of people..... what are the implications ...AnswerHi Samantha,   This is a great question and one that we are asked all the time.   All of our partner camps offer unique ways for kids to naturally develop life learning skills, in a fun filled ...Read more...
CAN MY CHILD BRING THEIR IPADPHONE TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP

CAN MY CHILD BRING THEIR IPAD/PHONE TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP?

Hi Dov - another question - can my kids bring their Phones to camp? What about an iPod or Tablet?   Betty AnswerHi Betty - Thanks for your Question!   Basically, every camp has its own policies for the use of cell phones and other hand held devices.   Once you have narrowed down your list of Favorite ...Read more...
SHOULD I SEND MY YOUNGEST CHILD TO SAME OVERNIGHT CAMP AS HER OLDER SIBLINGS

SHOULD I SEND MY YOUNGEST CHILD TO SAME OVERNIGHT CAMP AS HER OLDER SIBLINGS?

Hi ConnectU Staff! Hope all is well!   My question is as follows:   My youngest daughter (Megan) is ready to attend her first sleepaway camp. Do you recommend that we send her to the same camp ...AnswerHi Jane,   Great question!   What we tell parents who have asked that question in the past is that attending summer camp with a friend/sibling is such an individualized decision. If you do send ...Read more...
ONE MONTH OR TWO MONTHS FOR FIRST TIME CAMPERS...

ONE MONTH OR TWO MONTHS FOR FIRST TIME CAMPERS...

Hello Dov - Can you please tell me what is the recommended duration for a first-time camper? I am nervous about sending my son to sleep away camp for an extended period of time, so in your experience, ...AnswerHi Marty,   As campers, directors, and camp owners, we know the value of camping, which is why we recommend 2 weeks as a minimum.   However, 3-4 weeks will give your child more time to gain ...Read more...
HOW TO KNOW WHEN MY CHILD IS READY TO LEAVE HOME AND GO TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP

HOW TO KNOW WHEN MY CHILD IS READY TO LEAVE HOME AND GO TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP?

It is often hard to predict how your child will react to being away from home for an extended period of time. One good indicator is how he /she behaved at prior sleepovers - be it at a friend’s house, their Grandparent’s home or at another family member’s place. ...Read more...
HOW TO CHOOSE A SUMMER SLEEP AWAY CAMP

HOW TO CHOOSE A SUMMER SLEEP AWAY CAMP?

Choosing the perfect summer camp for your kids can be quite an intricate endeavour. To try and navigate through the plethora of camp types, locations, specialized activities and monthly fees that are out there can be quite overwhelming.   Here are the top fifteen (15) questions ...Read more...