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Home in Hundred 2018

On Thursday March 15th, the countdown to camp officially reached 100 days. To celebrate, we launched a photo competition that saw many of our campers send us pictures of themselves wearing their favorite camp gear to school. Everyone who submitted a picture was entered into a prize drawing to win a limited edition camp sweatshirt….

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7 Things Camp Directors Wish Parents Would Do While Their Child Is At Sleepaway Camp

by Jess Michaels   Sleepaway camp is just a few weeks away, and soon your child will be enjoying a summer full of sports, singing around the campfire, and making new friends. You, on the other hand, are a nervous wreck.  You can’t imagine your child surviving without you. As a parent and summer camp…

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Unplug from Technology at Summer Camp

Unplug this summer and put those electronics down! Camp might just be the last frontier for children to unplug and learn the lost art of speaking face to face. The use of technology in our everyday lives is important, but it is also important to take a break from it. This summer we will be…

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I Love My Kid — That’s Why I Send Him Away For the Summer

by REBECCA GRUBER “I could never,” the stranger in line in front of me at Target exclaimed with her hand clenched against her chest. Moments earlier, she overheard me on the phone asking my 10-year-old son how many tubes of sunscreen he went through last Summer and if he needed a new fan this year….

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Home in a Hundred 2017

On Friday March 17th, the countdown to camp officially reached 100 days. To celebrate, we launched a photo competition that saw many of our campers send us pictures of themselves wearing their favorite camp gear to school. Everyone who submitted a picture was entered into a prize drawing to win a limited edition camp sweatshirt….

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Camper Highlight: Kids That Do Good by Max and Jake K.

  There are many traits that our amazing campers have, but being kind to one another is one of the most important. Did you see our Chipinaw campers, Max and Jake Klein on the Today Show on Monday, November 29th? The twins starred in the #ShareKindness program, a regular feature on the Today Show. This…

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Halloween Costume Contest WINNERS!

Happy Halloween! Congratulations to Jordyn who has won our Halloween Drawing Competition in the Chipinaw Upper Camp category with her “cHIPPIE the Bear” costume design and Sidnie who has won in the Chipinaw Lower Camp category with her “Chippie the Bear as The HULK” costume design.  We will be presenting Jordyn & Sidnie with the Limited…

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Halloween Costume Contest: Design Chippie’s Costume

Chippie the Bear needs your help! He just can’t decide what costume to wear this year for Halloween. Enter our Halloween Drawing Competition and you will be entered into our prize draw to win a LIMITED EDITION clipboard and stationery set. Download a Chippie the Bear template and instructions and design, draw, and color in the…

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Happy Soldiers and the Importance of Giving Back

After a wonderful Visiting Day at Camp Chipinaw, we found ourselves with an abundance of leftover food and snack items. Instead of storing them, we decided we would honor the spirit of camp and use this as an opportunity to give back. We packed up our all of our favorite snacks and foods and sent…

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Phone-Sick At Camp: The Benefits of Screen Free Time

Attending summer camp for many children is a major step toward independence while still having fun and making life long friends. Spending time in a phone-free camp encourages kids to make decisions on their own without parent advice. However, breaking away from phones and the constant contact is just as hard for parents as is…

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