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How to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Kids

How to Choose the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Kids

When I was 8 years old, my parents sent me away to camp for the first time. I think they needed a break from all my talking! I didn’t want to go, I didn’t know anyone and I cried all the way on the bus. But when I got to Camp HoneyRock in Wisconsin, I had one of the best experiences of my life. To this day, when I think of camp, I think of afternoons spent learning archery, doing wood-burning crafts and riding horses, and nights sitting around the campfire, making s’mores and singing Kumbaya (that’s not a metaphor, we really did). When I became a parent, I was fortunate enough to be able to send my kids to camp, and now they look forward to sending their own children when they’re old enough.

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24 Tips For Packing Your Kids' Camp Trunks

24 Tips For Packing Your Kids’ Camp Trunks

Before sending your kids off to camp for the Summer of their lives, there’s one big hurdle you must cross — packing up the dreaded trunks. Yes, you’ve packed your kids for a trip before, but packing for camp is its own beast — and one that strikes fear in the hearts of type-A parents everywhere. From what to pack to how to do it, we’ve got your definitive guide to getting all of your kids’ stuff together so the only thing you’ll have left to worry about is what you’ll write in all of those letters.

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