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 you › 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
Summer In Review
As the back-to-school chaos begins to die down a bit I wanted to take a moment to encourage everyone to sit down and think about this past summer. Grab some paper and a pen, open up your note-taking app, or print my super-simple Summer Review PDF. What worked? What didn’t? It can be anything from products you wish you › Read more
A New Freebie!
Here is a printable I recently created for my kids to keep track of their summer camp experiences. I know that as soon as they return to school they’ll be asked “so, what did you do all summer?” and I figured this would help jog their memories. I’m also hoping that it’ll help me when › Read more
5 Reasons Why I Love Summer Camp
Ok, I’ll admit it… once summer hits I start to fantasize about leaving my job just to have the whole summer “off” (I use that word loosely because as parents, we’re never totally off-duty!). But in reality, there’s a lot to love about summer camp. 1) Keeping the schedule. I am NOT a schedule person unless I › Read more
Summer Savvy: Sunscreen
As you’ve no doubt heard, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently came out with their 2016 Guide to Sunscreens. Armed with this new information, i took a trip to Target. Here’s some of what i found: • Goddess Garden – Ratings from 1-3 – Link • Coppertone – Ratings from 3-7 – Link Worth noting: We often used the Coppertone › Read more

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