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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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100 Days to Camp Competition: #HomeInAHundred

On Friday March 18th, 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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Top 5 Things That Happen When You Spend a Summer at Chipinaw

You start to unplug No school, no homework, and no internet are great. But the best part of summer? Waking up everyday knowing you’re going to have a blast playing outside with your friends. You’ve been waiting for summer all year long. Now you can finally spend the day wakeboarding on the lake, eating delicious…

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Thanks for Sending Me to Sleep-Away Camp, Mom and Dad

by Stefanie Blumer We really wait 10 months for 2. Call me crazy for almost being in my 20’s and still being completely obsessed and in love with my summer camp. Like they say, there is no place like [a second] home. I understand camp isn’t for everyone, especially sleep-away, but honestly I cannot thank…

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The Soft Skills Learned at Sleepaway Camp

By David Katz, Program Director at Camps Chipinaw and Silver Lake, New York. David Katz, Program Director at Camps Chipinaw and Silver Lake shares with parents the importance of finding a camp that teaches children soft skills. Each year, parents send children off to summer camp with the hopes that that they’ll have fun and make friends. They hope…

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10 Tips For Surviving Your Kids’ First Summer at Sleepaway Camp

by Abby M. King The contract is signed, the payment has been made and there is no turning back. Panic, fear and anxiety set in and you can’t breathe. Your child is going to sleepaway camp. Sleepaway camp can be a rite of passage, and the decision to send your child away is a big one….

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The Coolest Things About Summer Camp What’s so awesome about summer camp? Check out our top reasons to give your child the experience of a lifetime!

By Jess Michaels Learn New Activities: Whether your child goes to day or sleepaway camp, he or she will participate in a variety of activities including swimming, waterskiing, tennis, boating, ropes course and so much more. Your child will try new activities that he or she may never have had a chance to attempt before. Gain Life…

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The Jewish Jordan, but for walk-ons

By Dan Steinberg The list of collegiate athletes who emerged from the Golda Och Academy is modest, as such things go. The small Jewish day school in West Orange, N.J., once produced a JV basketball player at the University of Pennsylvania, and a high-scoring guard at Division III Ithaca. There have been a couple of Division…

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