7 Summer Camp Mistakes to Avoid
Mistake #1: Not getting buy-in from your kids early on. It sounds crazy, but I’m already working on next year’s summer camp schedule. It’s all very hypothetical right now, but each week (usually in the car) I talk to my girls about what they liked or didn’t like about the camp and what we might › Read more
5 Summer Survival Tips for Working Parents
How many summers do you have left with your kids while they’re still kids? 3? 2? When put into perspective, summer carries a lot of weight. But when you’re a working parent you tend to groan at all the how-to-keep-your-kids-busy-over-the-summer tips because your summer isn’t quite so carefree. To be honest, I find summer more › Read more
10 Sites to Find Camps in Saratoga County… and Beyond!
But wait, isn’t this site the best place to find camps? Ha! I’d like to think so, but in reality, there are LOTS of places online to find summer camp information. Here are a few of my favorites:   1) SaratogaMama In addition to having an extensive calendar of family-friendly events, Colleen Pierre has created › Read more
Gearing Up for Summer – Summer Learning
We’ve all been there, school has wrapped for the year and the kids just need a break. But before you know it, it’s a week before school starts and you’ve done absolutely nothing to prepare them for the new year. Oops… Here are a few resources that have worked for us in the past or that › Read more
Gearing Up for Summer – Packing
By the time school wraps up for the year I’m ready to throw in the towel when it comes to packing lunches and backpacks (or at least the part where I have to nag my kids to do it). But it’s a big part of summer camp, so I’m preparing stuff-wise, even if I’m not › Read more
Gearing Up For Summer – Outdoor Basics
I love that my kids spend the bulk of their summer outside, but that does require some additional preparation. Here’s my list of outdoor basics: (Disclaimer: The Amazon and Target links are affiliate links — thank you for helping to keep this site running!) 1) Hat For the past two years, my girls have worn a bucket-style › Read more
Gearing Up for Summer – Swim Essentials
Summer camp season often means field trips to nearby beaches and waterparks, as well as regular pool visits. Here are my top 9 items for summer swimming. (Disclaimer: The Amazon and Target links are affiliate links — thank you for helping to keep this site running!)   1) Wet Bag If your camp offers swimming regularly › Read more
Meet a Camp Director » Brian Miller from Cutting Edge Marital Arts!
1) Tell us a little about yourself and how you ended up at Cutting Edge Martial Arts.  My name is Brian Miller and I am the owner and master instructor of Cutting Edge Martial Arts.  I opened Cutting Edge in 2004 with a mission of enhancing our community, one student at a time.  A few years › Read more
Gearing Up for Summer – Footwear Edition
Since the end of June is quickly approaching, I’ve started to cast an eye around the web for items we’ll surely need for camp season. The following is a list of items I’ve bookmarked for myself, and a few to keep in mind for your own summer camp preparations. (Disclaimer: The Amazon and Target links are › Read more
Meet a Camp Director » Kate Morse from Saratoga Arts!
  1) Tell us a little about yourself and how you ended up at Saratoga Arts.  I grew up in the area and, even as a teenager, knew Saratoga Arts as a great resource for our region. After my husband and I decided to settle in Greenwich and raise a family there, I was thrilled › Read more

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