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California Summer Camp

Benefits of Summer Camp

Sleepaway camp is a wonderful, growth-filled experience. Parents, however, may underestimate the benefits of residential camp and what it will do for their child. “Some parents think their money is better spent elsewhere, particularly if they themselves did not attend sleepaway camp as a youngster,” says Nick Coffing, Camp Director for a California Summer Camp. Every family…

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: How Camp Transforms

You can spot them from a mile away- the shy, overwhelmed camper slowly emerging from the busload of cheerfully shouting kids. This new camper creeps out of the masses and quietly moves to the outskirts of the excitement.  The reserved camper, like a caterpillar, has no idea of what they can and will become with…

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Camp Through the Eyes of Staff

When it comes to camp, it’s all about the kids and the joy that they experience during their summer away, but have you ever wondered what camp is like from the other side?  What is it like to be an adult working in the land of children? Speaking as a pro, it’s difficult to put…

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Why Summer Camp Is Worth Every Penny

It’s the beginning of the year and a time that typically inspires introspection. Is it a good time for a career change? Should we have another child? Is it time to up-size or downsize the homestead? And yes, is summer camp worth the cost? While we cannot help you decide if you should relocate or…

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Why Parents Should Send Their Kids To Camp

Choosing a camp for your child is a very important decision, and it’s one that we don’t take lightly at Canyon Creek. Parents browse hundreds of camp websites, carefully selecting camps that appeal to their child’s interests. All of this work can often leave the parent (and camper!) unsure of which camp to choose. This…

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25 Things We Will Miss About Summer

As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather gets a little chillier, we can’t help but think of summer and all of the amazing things we miss already. We thought what better way to help us get through these winter months than to think of 25 things we will miss about Summer Seventeen.…

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Getting Ready for Camp

Summer break is just around the corner and campers are counting down the days until they head off to camp.  Before any camper can saddle up for a trail ride or head out to the ropes course, a whole lot of steps have to be taken on the homefront to ensure that they are thoroughly…

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How Camp Teaches You To Plan Ahead

A summer of camp means endless fun and memories- but time at camp can also provide you with the opportunity to build important life skills.  One such skill is the ability to plan ahead.  Strong planning abilities are critical for success in school, future jobs, and in the day to day life and it is…

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Going to Camp With Your Siblings

Sibling rivalry might be a fact of life, but one place your kids are sure to find some common ground is at summer camp. At camp, arguments over who got the bigger piece of the cookie or what movie to watch are nothing but distant memories and children are instead able to focus on building…

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What Do We Really Do All Year

You see us running around all summer long, playing, laughing, micromanaging…but have you wondered what it is that our camp staff does outside of the summer months?  After a few busy months, what is it that we all do when the kids head back to school and the weather cools down?  Contrary to popular belief,…

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