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Accelerate Your Studies At LIU Parents of high school graduates seeking affordable college tuition options can find them at LIU Post, which offers more than 20 accelerated degree programs right here on Long Island. From accountancy to political science, criminal justice and economics to law, LIU Post has programs that enable qualified students to complete requirements for both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in a shortened time frame. That’s an option which attracted Jackie Pineda of Westbury, who wanted to get a head start on her goal of becoming a public accountant. In 2008 she enrolled in the five-year program at LIU Post and graduates this May with a Bachelors and Master of Business Administration in accountancy. “The accelerated program is allowing me to complete my undergraduate and masters-level work more quickly so I can sit for the CPA licensing exam,” said Pineda, who will begin a full-time job at

PricewaterhouseCoopers as a tax associate this September. “LIU Post helped me fast-track my career.” Students who take advantage of these programs can save time and realize a monetary savings equivalent to a year of full-time graduate study. That option paid dividends for Tabetha Martinez, who earned a B.S. and MPA in Health Care Administration from LIU Post in January. In September, the university will offer two new accelerated programs. The B.A. in Economics/MBA offers a unique combination of coursework in economic theory and business administration and provides the opportunity to study abroad through the LIU Global campus in China. In addition, LIU Post and SUNY Fredonia have entered a partnership to offer an accelerated “4 + 1” B.S./MBA program for Fredonia graduates. James White of Beacon is also a student in the accelerated program

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at the university. “LIU Post helped me obtain three great internships, and through on-campus recruiting, I received 10-15 calls a week from prospective employers,” said White, who is pursuing a B.S./MBA degree in accountancy from the LIU Post’s College of Management. “Post didn’t just open up the door for me—it kicked it down.” LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) is ranked one of the best regional universities in the north by U.S. News and World Report. Its 307acre campus is located in the historic community of Brookville. Students have access to excellent facilities including Kahn Discovery Center, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Pratt Recreation Center and the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, one of the largest digital research libraries in the northeast. For information visit www.liu.edu/post/ accelerated.

Jackie Pineda, a graduate of Westbury High School, put herself on the fast-track to a career in public accountancy and will graduate with two degrees from LIU Post in May.

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Tuition Freeze At Mercy College Applications exceed 20,000 for first time in college history Mercy College has announced a zero percent increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year. The tuition freeze comes at a time when interest in Mercy College is at an all-time high. Applications for 2012 eclipsed 20,000 for the first time in college history. This total is more than double the number of applications received in 2005, according to Deirdre Whitman, vice president for Enrollment Management at Mercy College. “We have made the very deliberate decision to enforce a zero percent tuition increase for undergraduates for next year,” said Whitman. “Mercy College students and their families can plan for the future and know what to expect when they choose Mercy—award-winning faculty who know students by name,

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Sweeney Todd At Holy Trinity The cast of Sweeney Todd.

Spring musical to captivate audiences On May 2, 3 and 4, the Holy Trinity Performing Arts Department will be presenting Stephen Sondheim’s macabre, Tony award-winning musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. When someone hears Sweeney Todd, they are immediately taken by the dark nature of the 2007 movie version starring Johnny Depp, however, Holy Trinity’s theatre teacher and the director for the musical, Christopher Tramantana said, “the core message of the story, is one of love and redemption. It warns the audience of the trappings of revenge and celebrates the enduring power of hope. Part

opera, part Shakespearean tragedy, part myth, Sweeney Todd has both historical and moral relevance. This tremendous piece of theatre offers a challenge whose size is equal only to that of its message and having a student body with the talent capable of filling the size of this story is a rarity. I feel privileged to have this opportunity and the outcome should be very exciting.” Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be presented on May 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville. Tickets become available by calling 516-433-2900 x146 on April 8. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

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Shifting The Paradigm Portledge School is hosting an International Conference: “Shifting the Paradigm: Creativity as a Core Value in a Reggio Inspired School,” on Wednesday, May 1. Featured speakers include Craig Hatkoff, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival and author; Rabbi Irwin Kula, recipient of the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award, television host and author; and Lella Gandini, Reggio Children Liaison in the U.S. for the Dissemination of the Reggio Approach.

This daylong program promises to be inspirational and informative. Discussion topics will include: preparing students with 21st century skills, documentation of work, and making the ordinary extraordinary. The program is relevant to any parent or educator who wants to expand horizons and network with like-minded colleagues. For more information, log onto https://www.portledge.org/paradigm or call Alan D. Cohen at 516-750-3134, or Fay Martin at 516-750-3225.

Portledge Offers Merit Scholarships From its endowment: Portledge School has made available over $30,000 to support the education of Long Island’s youth. Three scholarships are available for students going into grades 1-6 for the 201314 school year: The Daisy Hughes Scholarship Fund, The Mary F. Jonathan Scholarship Fund, and The Robert A. Joslin Scholarship Fund.

For an application and more information, log onto www. portledge.org/scholarships. Candidates will be selected based on the Woodcock-Johnson III Test of Achievement or SSAT along with recommendations. Deadline to submit an application is April 26. For more information, contact Michael Coope, Director of Admissions, at 750-3202.

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iTutor.com founder & education pioneer Harry Aurora was invited to speak at Harvard University this past weekend. Hosted by the Harvard Business School, the conference called on prestigious leaders from around the world to converge and discuss the development of India’s local strength vs. global growth. This year’s business conference held on March 9 and 10 at Harvard University was a unique one in that it afforded the opportunity for iTutor. com’s founder to speak on the panel about the development of India’s Silicon Valley. Each year Harvard hosts a conference regarding the development of the world’s largest secular democracy, India. India vs. India Local Strength vs. Global Growth is a conference dedicated to “encouraging complexity and controversy” as stated on the conference website, in regards to real issues surrounding such a globally competitive country. Aurora was responsible for bringing light to the development of India’s Silicon Valley using his experience of developing iTutor’s online tutoring platform and all of the obstacles that came with it. In this panel, leaders discussed India’s graduation from remote based tech services to forge opportunities of capturing a piece of the global market share of software and other tech services.

Aurora focused his ideas on the entrepreneurial spirit, angel and venture capitalist sectors of India that are aligned to take advantage of these opportunities. “India is well known for adapting to the global market,” said Aurora during one of his argumentative statements. India is globally known for its remote tech support but can the country adapt to the software end of things with limited resources required for dayto-day operations and overabundant bureaucratic obstacles plaguing the business sector. Aurora sees the global demand close to home at iTutor every day, as hundreds of outsourced educators apply for online tutoring jobs to teach iTutor’s U.S.-based students. “We don’t currently outsource our educators because of the rigorous common core standards that the U.S. is implementing nationwide this year.” He states in his closing argument, “I am not ruling out the fact that Indian educators will teach iTutor’s U.S. based K-12 students, because they will … But they will need the proper training and educational development to align with the U.S. common core before doing so.” Headquartered in New York, iTutor Inc. is a team of highly seasoned professionals who, with over a decade of experience, have created a premiere online tutoring platform.

Videogame Production Workshops B15 Studios, a 32-camera passive optical motion capture animation studio, in conjunction with the New York Institute of Technology, is offering a series of one-week videogame production workshops. This program will be held at NYIT’s Old Westbury campus during the summer of 2013. The workshops utilize industry-leading motion capture technology, which is used for capturing natural human motion for animation in movies, videogames, and scientific research. High school students with an interest in animation and the production of visual effects for movies, television, commercials, pre-visualization and videogames will gain insight into this interesting industry. The program will be taught by industry professionals

who have worked for companies such as Disney, Acclaim Entertainment and NASA. During the course, students will: • Direct scenes and edit motion in 3-D programs such as Maya. • Process motion into character animations for videogames • Create their own videogame level using the Unreal Development Kit, a video game engine used in popular games including Gears of War and Batman Arkham City. • Choose characters, capture animations and design the game’s playable interface. • Walk away with a playable level for their home personal computer. For more information, visit b15studios.com.


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The Losing Side Of Sports Negative ways sports-obsessed 
families can affect young people They’re called student-athletes, but many youth advocates, including psychiatrist Gary Malone, are concerned that the emphasis is on “athlete.” “Anyone who follows sports knows that college-level and professional recruiters are looking at recruits — children — at increasingly younger ages, and it’s not because they want to ensure these athletic students get a well-rounded education,” said Malone, a distinguished fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, and coauthor with Susan Mary Malone of What’s Wrong with My Family? A high-performing student-athlete throughout his own high school and college years, Malone says he appreciates the benefits of

extracurricular programs. “But the NCAA’s own 2011 survey found that, by a wide margin, men’s basketball and football players are much more concerned about their performance on the field than in the classroom,” he added. Malone reviews how the imbalance favoring athletic pursuits can damage student-athletes and the family unit: • Life beyond sports: Only 3 percent of high school athletes will go on to compete in college; less than 1 percent of college athletes turn pro, where the average career is three years with risk of permanent injury, including brain damage, for football players.

• Misplaced parental priorities. A parent’s obsession with a child’s success in sports can be extremely damaging to a child, to the extent of bordering on abuse. Parents who look to their children to provide them with validation, status or other unfulfilled needs don’t have their child’s best interests at heart. • Siblings left behind: When the family values one child’s athletic prowess over the talents and gifts displayed by his or her siblings, the latter children risk growing up without a sense of personal identity, which leads to co-dependency problems in adulthood. • Pressured to play: Throughout the entire United States, football is

huge. Basketball dominates inner cities and regions like Indiana; wrestling is big in the Midwest and parts of the Northeast, and hockey might be the focus for children throughout Northeast and upper Midwest. Children, especially boys, may feel obliged or pressured to play a particular sport even if they have no talent or interest in it to the detriment of other talents that might have been developed. “Athletics can be extremely beneficial to a young person’s life, but I think we have our priorities backwards,” Malone said. “Imagine how much better off our country might be if, instead of football, we were obsessed with our children’s performance in science and math.”

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What You Can Expect at Long Island Blue Chip Camp LI Blue Chip Camp is geared to cover all the bases. Each camper will not only take part in a variety of drills and games, but also be given an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a combine. This will allow top collegiate coaches the opportunity to see all you have to show. You can expect to be coached during the week in both practice and game situations by college coaches, and to be observed by other college coaches who attend camp to recruit and evaluate your skills. LI Blue Chip Camp is for the player who is at the top of their game, who strives to get better, and who wishes to present their skills to college coaches. This camp is for those young ladies looking to play at the next level. You can expect to be challenged by your teammates and coaches at every practice and game. You can expect to be active for the entire camp. Now is your chance to be seen by some of the best coaches in the Nation!

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Teacher Evaluation Systems

• Second, the legislation would give the four remaining school districts that have failed to implement an evaluation system—New York City, Pine Plains, Fallsburg and Hamburg — until May 29 to reach an agreement on a system. If a district does not have a plan approved by that date, a one-time binding arbitration process will commence and the state will impose

• Third, to ensure ongoing compliance with the implementation of the evaluation system, school districts will continue to remain ineligible for annual state education aid increases if the district fails to implement their approved evaluation system. Last year, Governor Cuomo established a new statewide evaluation system. The system is based on multiple measures of performance including student achievement and rigorous classroom observations. The Governor signed a law last year requiring all school districts to implement an evaluation system based on the statewide system approved by the State Education Department or risk losing their increase in education aid — resulting in 99 percent compliance (687 out of 691 school districts implemented a system).

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Math Fair Star For the second year in a row, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School student Emily Jannace presented at the 2013 Al Kalfus Math Fair and advanced to the Final Round. The title of her project was, “The Four Color Problem.” Holy Trinity has participated in the math fair for over 16 years and every year they have students bring home a medal. Math teacher Mary Clare Pellett coaches the team and was very proud, “Emily worked extremely hard on her project and it paid off.”

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Did you know that math plays a vital role in video games? What do you know about the Fibonacci Numbers? What is the origin of Pi? What does music have to do with math? What are Tesselations? Do you know that math is integral to the Japanese art of origami? These were just some questions answered by over 30 exhibits on display during the Math Madness event held in Holy Trinity High School’s library last month.

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Students in the seventh grade from Holy Family Elementary School in Hicksville, St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School in Westbury and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bellmore were invited to take a trip to Holy Trinity during their school day to learn many unique and interesting math facts from high school students. After school, the students at Holy Trinity were able to see what their fellow classmates have been up to.


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Co-ed, college-prep, pre-nursery through grade 12 10:1 elementary student-teacher ratio Middle and Upper School class sizes capped at 16 Financial assistance available For more information, call the Admissions Office at 516-750-3202/3203 or visit www.portledge.org

Dr. Ira Wolf has announced that in May 2013, PowerPrep will offer additional sections of its courses for SAT Subject Tests, substantially increasing the number of students it will be able to accommodate. Last year several students had to be turned away because the courses they wanted to take were already full. To minimize the chance of that happening again, PowerPrep has added extra sections for most of its courses: biology, chemistry, physics, math (levels 1 and 2), and both world and U.S. history. Parents who are unsure about whether their children should take SAT Subject Tests or which ones they should take may call PowerPrep at 484-4468 for free advice. All colleges that require applicants to take SAT Subject Tests ask that they send in scores from two tests. However, because of the College Board’s Score Choice policy, which allows students to report only their best scores, many students take several SAT Subject Tests, often four, five, or even six. They can then submit whichever scores they want: sometimes that means just sending in their two best scores, but often students earn good scores on more than two tests, and in that case they should definitely submit all of those. Ninth-graders who are getting good grades in their biology course are strongly encouraged to take the biology Subject Test. Tenth-graders may take biology or chemistry, world history, and/or Math Level

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On Thursday, May 2, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Portledge School will host an open classroom and information session. The open house is for those interested in pre-nursery through grade 12. Students will share their experiences during tours of the 60-acre campus and buildings. Faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. World-renowned early childhood expert, Leila Gandini, Ed.D. Reggio Children Liaison in the U.S. for the Dissemination of the Reggio Approach,

will be on campus to talk about the Reggio Emilia philosophy at Portledge. Tours will take you into the classroom where you can see this program in action and talk to the teachers. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call the Admissions Department: Michael Cooper at 516-750-3202 or Leigh Farrell at 516-750-3203 or visit www.portledge.org. Portledge School is located at 355 Duck Pond Rd., Locust Valley.


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for the school’s yearly dance concert and is thankful for the opportunity. “I am thrilled that I am still able to work with the dance department (at Holy Trinity) and help inspire new dancers to enter the field.” Murphy is very proud of her former student. “She is an excellent role model for young dancers, exemplifying how dedication and discipline is a pathway toward achieving your goals.” Following high school, Markham majored in Dance at Hofstra University. During her college years, she trained at The Taylor School and attended the Company’s Summer Intensive Program. After graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2004, she danced with the Amy Marshall Dance Company, Stacie Nelson and The Dance Theater Company. She joined the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company in the summer of 2008.

Christina Lynch Markham, a graduate of the Holy Trinity High School Performing Arts program in 2000, had her high school dream become a reality when she was appointed to the Paul Taylor Dance Company. Under the direction of Catherine Murphy at Holy Trinity, Markham recalls that until she attended Holy Trinity, she didn’t realize that dance “could be a career.” “I came to Trinity as a ‘competition dancer’…Mrs. Murphy cultivated the artist within me that I never knew was there. She taught me that dance is an opportunity to express myself…there is meaning behind every gesture, turn and leap.” Markham has generously given back to her high school alma mater by returning as a choreographer

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“IS YOUR CHILD A PICKY EATER?” Does your child refuse to eat certain foods? Are you both frustrated at meal times? Avoiding certain foods or textures can be due to more than just growing pains. Learn what these signals could mean and how times can change for you and your child

FREE Seminar on Feeding/Swallowing Modalities Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 pm

Presented by Clinical Director Donna Matusiak, MA, CCC/SLP and Melissa Marcolini, MA, CCC/SLP Location: St. Joseph Hospital, 42 95 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage Refreshments will be served. To reserve your seat, please call:

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(516) 520-2500 To learn more about other services at St. Joseph Hospital, call (516) 520-2500 or visit www.stjosephhospitalny.org

Athletics, Fine Arts & Theatre 2013 Summer Camps Holy Trinity High School 98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville, NY 11801 516-433-2900

For more information and to get registration information, go to our website @ www.holytrinityhs.org

Fine Arts Camp

Students entering Grades 3 – 12 can participate in weekly camps in one or more of these sport camps:

Sculpture & Collage

6/24 – 8/22

• Football • Cheerleading • Boys’ Basketball • Girls’ Volleyball • Girls’ Lacrosse • Boys’ Soccer

• Softball • Baseball • Girls’ Basketball • Kickline • Wrestling • Girls’ Soccer

Please refer to registration form for further details.

6/24 – 6/28

(8:30 am– 11:30am)

Grades 6-9:

Projects include photomontage, decoupage, 3D sculpted collage cubes, altered books, and paper mosaics.

People & Portraits (Noon – 3:00pm)

Grades 6-8/9-10: This is an extraordinary course designed to give students of all abilities, beginner, intermediate and advanced, artistic opportunity beyond what they would encounter in the average classroom setting.

Theatre Camp

7/8 – 7/19 10:00am – 3:00pm Junior Program

(students entering 6th – 7th Grade)

Senior Program

(students entering 8th – 11th Grade)

Daily classes in Acting, Voice & Dance. Each program will have a showcase on the last day to highlight their achievements.

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CAMPS & SCHOOLS

Never Too Old for Camp Who says you outgrow wonderful experiences? BY ALYSOUN SHERWOOD WWW.SUMMERCAMP.ORG After a few years of traditional summer camp — bunking in cabins, swimming in lakes, and participating in Color Wars — many teens think they have become too old, or too sophisticated, to continue attending. Others have never tried sleep-away camp at all, thinking it is “just not for them,” and have outgrown their local day camps. Working families then face the dilemma of finding fun, safe, and productive ways for their older teens to fill those long summer days. The good news is that each year, there are more and more programs tailored especially to the needs and interests of teenagers, and the options that are currently available far exceed what one typically thinks of when considering “summer camp.”

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and adventures, as well as wilderness activities like rock-climbing, whitewater rafting, or mountain biking.

see CAMP on page 30

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Some traditional camps do offer more advanced programs for older campers. These programs might include more extreme sports

www.oldwestburysummercamp.org

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Old Westbury Summer Program

Yes, this is summer camp. Teens who want to get away from the usual can sign up for all sorts of adventures.

Many teens relish the opportunity to develop their orienteering and “survival” skills, and wilderness challenges can teach the importance of both teamwork and self-reliance. The older child can also choose to spend the summer scuba diving, sailing, or even skiing and snowboarding. Senior campers may participate in leadership or counselor-in-training programs, or train towards lifeguard certification. All of these programs help teens develop the interpersonal skills and self-confidence that will contribute to their later successes. For the young adult who has already developed a strong interest in a particular sport or other activity, specialty camps offer intensive, professional level instruction, as well as the opportunity to socialize with others


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Former Yankee Coach Dom Scala to Lead New York’s #1 Baseball Camp ONE ON

ONE CAMP

Powered By Frozen Ropes

New Bus service from Frozen Ropes Syosset to Garden City and return. Please email GardenCity@frozenropes.com or call 516-794-7673 for details.

Community Park Fields Garden City, Long Island

DOM SCALA

June 24th - June 28th July 1st - July 3rd (Mini Camp) July 8th - July 12th

Hope Field & Juniper Valley Park Queens, NY

July 15th - 19th and July 22nd - July 26th Sold out for last 11 years.

For more information, pricing and registration go to:

www.oneononebaseball.com www.FrozenRopes.com/GardenCity For exclusive deals text FRLI to 555-888

Dom Scala

14 years of professional experience New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland A’s Present Head Coach, Adelphi University 2012 Long Island College Coach of the Year Author of new book One on One Baseball “Fundamentals Made Simple for Players and Coaches”

Ratio of Instructors to Campers 5 to 1

“If your child is serious about the game of Baseball, I guarantee this is the camp for them” says Dom Scala.

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CAMPS & SCHOOLS

School’s out, but the studying continues in a more conducive atmosphere at many academically oriented camps.

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CAMP from page 28

SUMMER CAMP & CLASSES AT

Begin: Monday, June 24th Camp Flip Flop

Gymnastics, Arts & Crafts, non-stop fun-filled activities... Fully Air Conditioned

*** FEATURING *** DDR... DANCE, DANCE REVOLUTION

(Dance, Dance Revolution II is the definitive Music & Motion game that combines fun, fitness, competition, dance and music for everyone)

& KARAOKE * DDR and Karaoke ONLY at our Port Washington Location.

516.767.7600

North Shore Gymnastics 10 Shore Road Glen Cove, NY 11542

516.759.5800

www.northshoregymnasticsli.com

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North Shore Gymnastics 102 Harbor Road Port Washington, NY 11050

who share the same interest. Specialty camps are offered in virtually every sport, from golf and tennis to lacrosse and ice hockey, and in a broad range of performing arts, including film-making, acting, dance, singing and musical theatre. These programs are typically staffed by professionals, who can often provide career guidance and mentorship beyond the camp experience. Due to the intense focus of specialty programs, they are often of shorter duration than traditional camps, leaving teens’ summer schedules flexible for their other activities. Another option available to the older teen is the academic program. Whether a student requires remedial assistance in a particular subject, or help developing study and test-taking skills in general, there are programs that teach these skills while improving the student’s self-esteem and motivation. For the already motivated student, academic programs can offer advanced or specialized course work, sometimes for school credit, to accommodate virtually any interest, from archaeology to computer programming. Formal college and SAT preparatory programs are also available, some of which also offer life skills training, such as Driver’s Education. Academic programs are generally held on college campuses, with the “campers” residing in dormitories and truly experiencing college-style living. A few also offer real-world work internships in the student’s chosen field. Some programs actually combine study with travel, offering opportunities to study marine biology in the Caribbean, or a foreign language in Europe, for example. Of course some teenagers prefer to travel strictly for recreation, and leave the formal learning for the school year. Teen tours and travel programs can now accommodate even the most adventurous youth, with destinations all over the United States, Europe, South America, Australia and even Africa. These trips include age-appropriate excursions and activities that will

generate memories that last a lifetime. The programs that are most often described as profoundly life-altering are those which combine travel with community service. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to another culture, the teen that chooses this type of program gets to build solid leadership and practical work skills. Parents often notice that upon their return from a community service program, teens are more helpful and responsible around the house, and demonstrate an increased sense of purpose overall. All of the teen programs can provide the kinds of experiences and skills that can be used to build resumes and college or scholarship applications. Because of their importance to a teen’s future, as well as their expense, these programs should be chosen with perhaps even more care than a younger child’s summer camp. Parents should not rely simply on the glossy advertisements or pervasive Internet presence some marketers use to appeal primarily to teens. Nor should they feel overwhelmed by the vast array of programs available and the prospect of discerning reputable, well-run, long standing programs from those that are not. Organizations like the National Camp Association are staffed by knowledgeable camp and teen program professionals, who can consider a family’s specific needs and interests, and make appropriate recommendations. These referrals can be requested at www.summercamp. org/CampQuest. Armed with this customized information, parents should of course do their own homework, and check the references of any programs they are considering. There is no longer any reason for teenagers to think that their best summer adventures are behind them, and that there is nothing better for them to do than play video games or hang out at the local mall until school starts again. Now, they can still enjoy the fun, freedom, and independence of summers past, while building the life skills that can enhance their futures.

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