Published: Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00
By Kristy MacKaben
Nerves definitely got to Gracie English before her first week away at summer camp when she was nine-years-old.
The Towson resident had been away from home before, but never for this long, or without any family members. The fourth grader was a day camp veteran, but last summer it was time to move on to sleep-away camp. Gracie and her parents chose Camp Wright, a Christian camp in Stevensonville that they heard about through word of mouth.
"We asked fellow parents about the good, the bad and the ugly of past camps," says Gracie's dad Steve English. "Parents with a tad bit older children were able to help tremendously as they were able to speak from experience."
Once she got over the initial jitters, Gracie had a blast and was begging to go back the next year.
Published: Friday, 07 April 2017 00:00
Making sure kids are safe at camp is serious business.
Teresa Favero’s 7-year-old son left summer camp with an adult who didn’t have permission to take him.
Published: Friday, 04 August 2017 00:00
Looking for something for your kids to do those last weeks of summer leading up to Labor Day? Here are 22 day camps in the Baltimore-Annapolis area still in session.
Published: Monday, 29 February 2016 10:35
Finding an affordable camp can be tough.
A camp experience is an investment that yields a lifetime of benefits, according to American Camp Association CEO Tom Holland. But not everyone has the funds to invest.
These days camp doesn’t come cheap. Most weekly day camps average at least $200 for one child. Add multiple weeks and it can get pricey.
It is possible, however, to give your child the classic camp experience without breaking the bank — if you know where to look.
“The American Camp Association believes the benefits of a camp experience are priceless, but we also realize that parents’ pockets aren’t bottomless,” Holland says. “There is a camp out there for every child and for every budget.”
From available discounts to low-cost programs, here are six ways to save on camp this summer. Be sure to check with the camps for current pricing as prices may have changed.
Published: Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00
Mary Charlotte Gitlin spent most of her summers as a camper at Camp Wright in Stevensville, so the natural transition was to become a counselor in training, or CIT.