2020 Summer Camp Guide

It is that time of year to start planning your child’s Summer Camp!
This month’s issue highlights some of our area’s choices for summer fun!

CLICK HERE to view our 2020 Summer Camp Guide!

Heart Prints Center Summer Camp Combines Fun Themes With S.T.E.A.M Education

 From fairy-tales, to dinosaurs, outer space and more, Heart Prints Center Summer Camps allow children to explore some of their favorite things. And because Heart Prints combines fun themes with S.T.E.A.M. education, camp also is jam-packed with learning. 

The foundation of the Heart Prints camp curriculum is S.T.E.A.M. — Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. To offer a true S.T.E.A.M. program, multiple disciplines must be integrated within an activity, said Heart Prints Assistant Director Julie Byrnes. Children explore, experiment and create in every single Heart Prints camp. Literacy is also part of the program.  [Read more…]

Innovations in the Classroom and at Camp!

By Marianne Reid Anderson

Our feature on innovations in the classroom continues this month as we provide examples of the cool, fun and innovative technologies and summer programs that will be going on this summer.

Get Fit Families offers a Get Fit Summer Camp Program. These summer camps provide excellent and innovative ways to keep your child active and fit during the summer break. Week long camps for 4-13 year olds.   Camps include Triathlon, Running and Cross Country.  These fun and exciting camps are all day camps that include all food, professional instruction by certified coaches and a great deal of fun for every child. For camp dates and more information visit the Get Fit Families Website at www.getfitfamilies.com or contact Joella Baker at 724-321-4265.  

Oakland Catholic High School features sporting camps for Volleyball and Basketball during the summer of 2014, as well as, an innovative freshman orientation program known as the “Getting Ready for OC Program” for incoming Oakland Catholic freshmen. Dates for the program will be available in May. Please contact Oakland Catholic High School at 412-682-6633 for more information.  [Read more…]

Choosing Your Child’s Summer Camp, A list of Questions

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 by:  Joella Baker

Choosing a summer camp for your child involves some important research. Remember, the camp experience will have a significant impact on your child’s life, so doing the appropriate research and making sure you choose the right camp is essential.

Here are some questions for you to ask before signing your child up for a camp.

The main thing is to determine your goal for your child at the camp.  Is it an educational camp, a sports camp, a skills camp or just a fun activities camp?  What are your child’s interests and goals?  Determine this before signing up for a camp and ask these questions….

  1. What do you and your child want to gain from the camp? Learn new skills, develop more self-confidence or become more independent?
  2. What is the experience of the staff?
  3. Are there any physical, intellectual or social limitations that should be considered?
  4. What is the cost of the camp?
  5. Where is the camp located?
  6. What are the hours of the camp?
  7. What are the specific goals the camp offers for each child? [Read more…]