How to Find a Summer Camp Your Kid Will Love, From Preschoolers to Teens
While summertime may give kids a needed break from school, the need to stay active and engaged never goes on vacation. Any time after the turn of the new year is actually time to start making plans for summer camp! Here are some hints on finding just the right one, from tiny preschoolers to tricky tRead More »
2012 Golden Teddy Winners: Camps and Classes
Overnight Camp Winner: Wilderness Awareness Camp Duvall’s Wilderness Awareness School absolutely rocked this category, with enthusiastic voters proclaiming that its camps offer “real outdoor experiences with outstanding naturalist instructors!” and that there is “nothing else like it out there!”Read More »
Child Stars: Reaching for the Sky with Both Feet on the Ground
Has your kid caught the acting bug? Does she show star potential? Or are you the only one who thinks she lights up the room? Seattle has a wealth of professional theaters and training programs geared specifically for kids and designed to nurture budding talent. We even have a few child stars of ouRead More »
Choose a kickin' sports camp
Choosing the right summer sports camp can be tough — there are so many options! How do you narrow them down to find that one great camp experience? Here are a few things to consider as you ponder the vast assortment of camps listed in these pages. Follow their passion Let your child’s interests bRead More »
Struggling to keep the arts alive
Getting a taste of the arts in elementary school — learning an instrument, performing in a play — should, it seems, be a given. In Washington state, however, education in music, drama and art at the public elementary school level has become endangered. A 2005 Arts Education ResourcRead More »
Ready, set, camp! Is your child ready for overnight camp?
Food fights, hilarious pranks, young summer crushes: these are romantic images of the overnight summer camps of your childhood and countless movies. Toss in a few sleepless nights and mosquito bites, and suddenly reality hits you: Your own kids may soon be old enough to head to an overnight summer cRead More »
You got to move it, move it: Get your tween moving!
We know why tweens should move — our couch-potato nation is at risk for diabetes, heart disease and obesity — but sometimes it’s a challenge to introduce theory to practice so they play nicely. How to find the right activity? How to motivate a reluctant tween? How to find the time just to think abouRead More »
Preparing Your Child for Sleep-Away Camp
For many children, camping away from home offers the first taste and test of independence. There are ups — new friends and fun activities — but there are sometimes downs, too, such as homesickness. Those downsides can be minimized with a little preparation. Think of this suggested timeline as a reciRead More »