Summer Fun: The Parents' Complete Guide to Day Camps, Overnight Camps, Specialty Camps, and Teen Tours

Summer Fun: The Parents' Complete Guide to Day Camps, Overnight Camps, Specialty Camps, and Teen Tours

by Marian Edelman Borden
     
 

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Summer Fun is a complete, easytoread reference that offers parents stepbystep guidance for choosing the right camp for their child (over 8,500 possibilities exist in the United States today). Parents will learn how to prepare their children for the experience—what to pack, how to stay in touch, and how to handle the difficulties that can sometimes arise,See more details below

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Summer Fun is a complete, easytoread reference that offers parents stepbystep guidance for choosing the right camp for their child (over 8,500 possibilities exist in the United States today). Parents will learn how to prepare their children for the experience—what to pack, how to stay in touch, and how to handle the difficulties that can sometimes arise, especially for sensitive or special needs children. From selecting the best camp to coping with homesickness, from dealing with camp cliques to handling a bad counselor, Summer Fun combines expert advice with practical tips on everything that parents need to know before, during, and after their child's stay at camp.

Key features include:
• A preface by Bob Schultz, Director, Resource Development and Corporate Relations, American Camping Association
• How to narrow the search for the right camp
• What to look for in a promotional video tape
• Essential questions to ask the camp director before enrolling your child
• A behindthescenes, roundtheclock look at a typical day at camp
• Insights from parents who have experienced sending their kids to camp
• How to find the best teen programs
• Advice on the best homesickness remedies.

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Editorial Reviews

Bob Schultz
"Making the right choice is often a matter of asking the right questions. Summer Fun will take you on a journey that will lead to a safe, stimulating, and enjoyable experience." -Director of Development and Public Relations, American Camping Association
Library Journal - Library Journal
Borden, the author of Smart Start: The Parents' Complete Guide to Preschool Education (Facts on File, 1997) and In Addition to Tuition: The Parents' Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College (Facts on File, 1995), now addresses summer camps. As the subtitle indicates, this guide thoroughly covers all types of camps, providing information on how to choose a camp, prepare a child for camp, and keep in touch with a child away for the summer. It is more comprehensive than Adrienne Popper's Summer Camps and Teen Tours (1988. o.p.), the last title to address this topic fully, and it supplements the standard summer camp directories, Guide to ACA-Accredited Camps and Peterson's Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers. It should answer the question "How do I choose a summer camp for my child?" Recommended for public libraries.--John J. McCormick, New Hampshire State Lib., Concord

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816038046
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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