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Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

Grit: five ways summer camps grow grit for kids

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Resilience — or grit — has been highlighted in recent years as an important character trait necessary for a happy, successful life. Christine Carter, Ph.D., in her book, “Raising Happiness,” sums it up well: “Grit makes our kids productive and successful because it allows them to reach their long-term goals despite life’s setbacks.” How can […]

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Four generations of camp memories in the Sierra and Adirondacks

Four generations of camp memories in the Sierra and Adirondacks

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Away camp” provides very special experiences for youngsters. Harry Chandler, who lived on June Street, as did his mother (and his father lived for a while on Hudson) reminisced with me recently about four generations of his family experiencing camp, circa 1937, 1963 and 1990. His stories ring very true to me because I spent […]

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Torch dancing, movie making, flying trapeze and … work?

Torch dancing, movie making, flying trapeze and … work?

| March 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spring has barely begun, but already local kids and teens are looking forward to their summer plans. A common option for the younger set is to attend nearby day camps. Ezra Shapiro, a rising kindergartner at Wagon Wheel, spent two weeks last summer at the Wild Folk day camp that operates out of the Fairfax […]

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Crafts, nature hikes and horses at Camp Enterprise Farms

Crafts, nature hikes and horses at Camp Enterprise Farms

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Enterprise Farms has offered a safe, fun-filled camp in the heart of Los Angeles (on the edge of Griffith Park and the Los Angeles River) for more than 20 years.  The camp is for riders of all (even non-) experienced levels, says Gene Gilbert, camp manager. Campers learn grooming, horsemanship and riding. A demonstration is […]

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Surfing to Tom Sawyer Camp among favorites

Surfing to Tom Sawyer Camp among favorites

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

This month’s Larchmont Chronicle features a camp guide (pages 13 to 22) as well as the camps recommended this month by our Mommy Beat columnist, Danielle Avazian-Reyes. Click on the current issue in the side bar to read the guide. And come back in May, when we’ll add even more camps to our directory. My […]

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