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Make the most of the CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo with these great questions for program directors and camp counselors:

• What is your camp’s philosophy or mission? • Where is your camp? • How much does your camp cost? • When are the sessions and how long do they run? • Does your program have day camp and/or residential camp options? • What age groups are represented, and in what percentages? • Where do your campers come from? Are they local, national or international? • Is the program coed? If so, what is the approximate ratio of boys to girls? • Who is the camp director, and what is his or her background? • Who are the camp staff members? How are staff members trained? • What is the ratio of campers to staff members? Does that ratio change during different activities or during different times of the day? • What are your medical facilities like? Is there a nurse or doctor on staff? • What kind of living/eating/recreational facilities does your camp offer? • How are behavioral problems handled? What is the camp policy regarding discipline? • What are the safety regulations? What kind of supervision is provided? • What is the daily schedule like at your camp? How much free time is there? • Can the camper have visitors? • What kind of communication is allowed — mail, phone calls, etc.? • How does your staff handle homesickness?

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Ready for Sleepaway Camp? Take this quick quiz to see if your child is ready for residential camp this year. Answer each of these questions on a scale of 1-5, with 1 representing “never” and 5 representing “always.”

1. My child stays overnight with grandparents or with friends without tears and anxiety. 2. My child willingly asks adults other than me for help.

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3. My child willingly eats food other than what I cook. 4. My child easily warms up to new situations and people. 5. My child enjoys a wide range of experiences. 6. My child makes friends easily. 7. My child keeps track of clothes, money, school supplies and homework.

If you answered 4 or 5 for most of these questions, your child will likely thrive. If there are one or two trouble spots, don't worry too much. Camp just might help your child learn to keep track of things or try new activities more easily. If most of your responses are 1, 2, or 3, you might think about delaying sleepaway camp for a year or two.

Be sure to give your child a realistic idea of what camp life is like. If your child seems reluctant, don’t push. Overnight camp isn’t right for everyone, and there’s always next year.

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10 Questions to Ask Before Deciding

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As the daylight hours begin to stretch into early evening and the calendar pages head toward June, parents start thinking about how to best fill their child’s summer days. The process of picking the best camp experience for your child doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, by taking the time to talk with your camper and answer these few questions, it can be as easy as 1-2-3. You can turn your child’s school vacation into weeks of camaraderie, fun and discovery and enjoy your summer as well, knowing that your child is spending part of his or her days learning as well as being entertained.

1) Is my child old enough to go to camp?

What camps are best suited to his or her age? “Ask your child: Are you interested in going to camp?” says Peg L. Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association (ACA). “This is a family decision and the best way to determine if your child is ready is to learn firsthand if they want to go.” To make for the best, age-appropriate experiences, camps breakdown their programs by age groups (4-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16). This helps in choosing the right camp for your child’s maturity.

2) How much will it cost?

Depending on what your expectations are, sending your child to camp can be a very affordable enrichment option. According to the ACA, there is a wide range of price options available that depend on the choice of camp, the facilities offered and your camper’s needs. For budgeting purposes, parents can plan on an average day camp fee of around $43 per day and an average residential camp fee of around $85 a day. Remember that camp fees may be tax deductible as childcare expense. Ask your tax advisor to see if you qualify.

3) What are my child’s interests?

“There are traditional camp experiences that include campfires, telling camp stories and lots of free, unstructured play,” says Smith. “There are also specialty camps that offer martial arts or swimming for example, as a way to sample a sport before making a longer commitment. Offer your child a few options to choose from as a way to find out what new interests he may have.” CharlottesvilleFamily.com

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4) Where can I find out about all the options?

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6) Whose camping experience is it anyway?

“Too often we get kids in camps that their mom or dad wanted them to attend,” says camp counselor Shawn. “I can’t stress enough the importance of choosing camp activities that your child is interested in,” he adds. “If your daughter doesn’t want to play soccer, you’re better off enrolling her in a different camping experience. Everyone will be much happier by the time the end of the summer rolls around.” (cont’d on page 14)

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Summer Camps on the River Monticello

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Highlands Golf

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YMCA Camp Hanes Boar’s Head Sports Club & Birdwood Golf Course

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground

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Living Earth School 38 MedExpress Urgent Care 80 Millstone of Ivy Preschool & Summer Camp 49 Monticello 54 Mox Box 3 North Carolina Outward Bound School 81 Parent Resource Center 60 Piedmont Family YMCA 44 QuickStart Tennis 63 Relay Foods 66 Rocky Top 72 Science Camp Watonka 21 SEED - Summer of Ecological Experience & Discovery 14 Skyland Camp for Girls 71 SOCA 32 South Mountain YMCA Camps 75 Spectrum Summer Programs at Tandem Friends School 41 St. Anne’s-Belfield School 10 Summer Camps on the River 53 Superkicks Family Academy 46 The International School of Charlottesville 30 Timber Ridge Camps - Camp White Mountain & Greenbriar 51 Triple C Camp (Green Adventure Project) 25 Tutor Doctor 43 University Dive and Hobby Center 42 University Montessori School Summer Camp 73 UVA Curry School Summer Camps 74 UVA Intramural-Recreational Sports 40 Virginia Discovery Museum 61 Virginia Gators of Charlottesville 23 Virginia Legends Basketball Camp 68 Westview on the James 45 Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing 67 Wilson School of Dance 20 YMCA Camp Hanes 57 YMCA Camp Silver Beach 33

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A.I.M. Studios Albemarle/Charlottesville 4-H ALOHA Mind Math /Reading/Writing American Shakespeare Center ATA Leadership Martial Arts Ben & Jerry’s Blue Ridge Irish Music School (BRIMS) Boar’s Head Sports Club & Birdwood Golf Course Bricks4Kidz Bright Beginnings Camp Alleghany Camp Chef/Camp Motorsport Camp Friendship Camp Hidden Meadows Camp Holiday Trails Camp Horizons Camp Piankatank Camp Pillsbury Camp Rim Rock Camp Roanoke Camp Rockmont for Boys Camp Tall Timbers Camp Twin Creeks Central Virginia Pop Warner Charlottesville Ballet Charlottesville Waldorf School Classics Gymnastics Center College4Kids at Piedmont Virginia Community College CrossRoads Camps & Conference Center DMR Adventures Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Hargrave Military Academy Hidden Creek Farm Highlands Golf Journey Through Hallowed Ground Light House Studio Live Arts

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Hidden Creek Farm

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7) Can your camper use more exercise?

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Summer camp is a chance to move your child away from video and computer games and introduce him or her to a new sport — maybe one that will hold their interest throughout the year. According to Smith, 63 percent of campers who learn a new activity continue with it after camp ends. “Campers use this opportunity to get outside, turn off all those electronic devices and reconnect with nature.” Smith adds, “It’s a chance to see if your child can develop a jump shot or learn to pirouette.”

8) Why is it important for the camp to be accredited? Accredited camps have met the industry requirements in the key aspects of camp operation, program quality and the health and safety of campers and staff. These camps comply with appropriate standards and counselor/camper ratios. To find out if a camp is accredited, visit campparents.org and click on “Find a Camp” or call 800-428-2267.

CULTIVATING CONFIDENCE Knowledge begins by nurturing a child’s desire to learn. At the Charlottesville Waldorf School, the foundation for academics goes hand in hand with a genuine appreciation of the natural world. While learning the fundamentals, students immerse themselves in music, art, sports, as well as the wonders of our beautiful 13-acre campus, connecting the classroom experience to the world at large. Parent and Child Classes begin for children under 3 years old Half and Full-Day Options are available for children 3 - 6 years old Grade School includes 1st - 8th grades Call Elizabeth Hale, (434)973-4946, or email enrollment@cwaldorf.org for a tour.

9) What else can my child learn at camp?

There’s another kind of education that goes on at camp says Christopher Thurber, author of The Summer Camp Handbook. It’s a place for kids to “relax and (cont’d on page 18)

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learn life skills — such as making friends and playing fair — that will serve them and the people whose lives they touch.” Thurber adds, “At camp, young people bond with positive adult role models whose integrity and leadershipby-example tower over those of celebrities or sports heroes. Highquality camps are places where young people not only realize their potential in athletic or artistic pursuits; they realize their potential to do good in the world.”

PREMIER FULL SERVICE DIVE & HOBBY SHOP FUN FOR EVERYONE! 510 Westfield Road Charlottesville

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Camp Watonka Boys 8 - 16 In the Poconos at Hawley, PA Offering qualified instruction and laboratory work in astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, ecology, electronics, geology, physics, photography, robotics and rocketry. The sciences are incorporated into a fun filled, camper selected program that also includes archery, arts and crafts, climbing, mini-bike riding, riflery, sailing, swimming, tennis, trips, windsurfing, woodworking, ropes, etc. Private Lake. American Camp Association accredited. 2, 4, 6 and 8 week sessions.

www.watonka.com • mail@watonka.com • Phone: (570) 857-1401 For catalog write: D. Wacker, PO Box 127 Hawley, PA 18428

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10) Will My Camper Have Fun?

“Fun should rule during June, July and August,” reminds Counselor Shawn. Even though parents want every experience for their children to be worthwhile and educational, its important to remember that it’s summertime, and there’s a lot of learning that happens while you’re having fun.

Award-winning freelance writer Claire Yezbak Fadden is the mother of a former camp counselor.


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Making a Care Package For kids at sleep-away camp, care packages are just that — a little reminder that the folks back home are thinking about them. Sending a box full of their favorite goodies would be easy enough, but since most camps discourage sending sweets, check out the following suggestions (some practical, some fun) for ensuring a happy camper. Timing is essential when it comes to mailing items to a camper. Many camps will provide parents directions on where, when and how to send mail to its participants. Follow these directions as closely as possible to avoid late or misdirected packages. Keep in mind that camp mail must often be sorted and transported to the campers — an added step that may add a day or two to the U.S. Postal delivery time. Make sure to mail the first care package ahead of time so it is there when you’re camper arrives!

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• Card games like Uno • Stationery & stamps • Photos of pets & family • Drawings created by younger siblings or friends • Batteries • Word jumble puzzles • Toothbrush • An MP player loaded with a playlist of your child’s favorite songs • •An audio recording of you or the entire family • Favorite stuffed animal • A journal • A paperback book or some magazines • Stickers • Temporary tattoos • Bug spray • Lip balm • Travel size shampoo, lotion or other toiletries


Exploring how children develop Our research at the Child Development Labs at the University of Virginia helps create better learning environments for children. We need your help to learn more. We are looking for children from birth to 7 years of age to participate in quick, fun studies. Your child might read a story or play a game, and you can be with your child at all times. You’re also welcome to bring along siblings. Please consider volunteering with your child for a study. Contact us to learn more.

434-243-5234 info@childdevelopmentlabs.org www.childdevelopmentlabs.org Our research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, and private foundations.

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Looking for More Info About Camp? American Camp Association acacamps.org National Camp Association summercamp.org Check CharlottesvilleFamily.com for our comprehensive Online Summer Camp Fair. The Summer Camp Survival Guide: Cool Games, Camp Classics, and How to Capture the Flag by Chris Pallatto, Ron De Fazio and Ethan Long (2010, Sterling) The Summer Camp Handbook. Everything You Need to Find, Choose and Get Ready for Overnight Camp — and Skip the Homesickness by Christopher A. Thurber, Ph.D. and Jon C. Malinowski, Ph.D. (2000, Perspective Publishing)

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