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ARCHIVES : CAMPS & SPORTS : 2005-2011

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011

The Boy in the Boat: Life Lessons Learned at Camp
By Stephen Wallace, M.S. Ed., And Ben Seifer
As summer begins, parents are finalizing post-school plans for their children. Often, those schedules will include camp for a week, a month, or more. Some kids will attend day programs, others will enjoy overnight experiences....READ MORE

High School Swimmer Overcomes Cancer With Courage
By Richard Kagan
Grace Waller, 18, is a senior at DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb is the home of Northern Illinois University. She is scheduled to graduate next spring and in the fall, and will swim for Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan....READ MORE

St. John’s Strong Second Half beats Columbia, 79-66
By Richard Kagan
Just two games into the 2010 regular season, St. John’s faced a challenge....READ MORE

DECEMBER 2009

Camp Is for Every Child
By Peg L. Smith
CEO, American Camp Association
Watching my son after he returned from summer camp was the first hint that remarkable growth was underway....READ MORE

Ready, Set, Camp!
Finding the Right Camp for Your Child

You are considering a summer camp, but how to choose?...READ MORE

AUGUST 2009

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Held at Moravian College
For the thirteenth consecutive year, Moravian College hosted the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Talented Youth program....READ MORE

APRIL 2009

Ruth Lovelace is “Coach Love” at Boys & Girls High, Brooklyn
By Richard Kagan
Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant section is an inner-city neighborhood. Poverty and crime are all too prevalent.....READ MORE

MARCH 2009

The Bottom Line About Camp Costs
Parents know that camp is an experience that will last a lifetime....READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2009

Virgina Tech Beats St. John’s, Captures Holiday Festival Title Game, 81-67
By Richard Kagan
Virginia Tech handily beat St. John’s University in the 2008 Aeropostale Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden....READ MORE

JANUARY 2009

NEW: COACHES SERIES
Joe Jones, Coach of Columbia Lions Leads Team to New Era
By Richard Kagan
During a recent Columbia Lions men’s basketball game, head coach Joe Jones met his team during a timeout....READ MORE

Don’t Worry, Camp Is Not Out Of Your Reach
By Eve Eifler, Co-Director, Tips on Trips and Camps, Baltimore, MD
The costs associated with camp may seem daunting to many families, especially in today’s economic downturn....READ MORE

A Psychiatrist Examines Children & Sports
By Ronald L. Kamm, M.D.
Seventy percent of all children drop out of organized youth sports between the ages of 8 and 13....READ MORE

OCTOBER 2008

Hitting the Books or the Courts: Top High School & College Students Decide
By McCarton Ackerman
At this year’s US Open tennis championships, many of the top American junior players found themselves facing a pivotal fork in the road....READ MORE

MARCH 2008

St. Francis College Upends LIU, 67-64 in Battle of Brooklyn
By Richard Kagan
On paper, it looked like Long Island University, playing at the shiny Wellness Center would have a relatively easy game....READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2008

LIU Blackbirds Trounce Wagner, 85-65 in NEC Clash
By Richard Kagan
The Long Island University Blackbirds had some questions to answer....READ MORE

Summer Career Exploration Program For Students With Hearing Loss
The Explore Your Future (EYF) program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf offers college-bound high school sophomores and juniors with hearing loss a unique opportunity to experience life on a college campus, explore their interests and sample various careers....READ MORE

Lycée Français Summer Camp
The Lycée Français de New York will host its annual Summer Camp from June 23rd to July 25th, 2008....READ MORE

OCTOBER 2007

Wheelchair Basketball Teams Play for the Mayor’s Cup
By Richard Kagan
On October 5-7th, 13 teams will converge on Manhattan to compete in the 2007 Mayor’s Cup Wheelchair Basketball Tournament....READ MORE 

SEPTEMBER 2007

Staten Island High School Student Sports Star:
An Interview with Dillon McNamara
Education Update (EU): When did you start to play baseball?
Dillon McNamara (DM): I first started playing baseball for Mid-Island Little League when I was about 6 years old....READ MORE

4th Grader Runs 3 Miles in New Jersey
By Dr. Pola Rosen
Emily Wertheimer, a 4th grader at the South Mountain School in Millburn, New Jersey ran 3 miles recently....READ MORE

AUGUST 2007

Usdan Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary
By Reva Cooper
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), called by Time Magazine “One of the most unique camps in America,” is now celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season of introducing young people to the arts, and addressing children’s educational needs in exciting new ways...READ MORE

MAY 2007

Five Best Tips for First-Time Success at Camp
Sending a child away to camp for the first time is a major milestone for most families, one that is often marked by excitement, anticipation, and perhaps even some anxiety.... READ MORE

A Guide to Camps for Special Needs Children & Youth
...READ MORE

APRIL 2007

Memoirs of an Ex-Camper
By Justine Rivera
When I was nine years old, I went to a sleep away camp for the first time. ...READ MORE

A Camp with an “I Can” Attitude: Supporting Children Facing Challenges
By American Camp Association
Special is one way to describe every day at Camp Twin Lakes outside Atlanta for campers facing physical and emotional challenges--just another ordinary, spectacularly amazing, packed day is another way—a camp where kids get to be kids first, and challenges? ...READ MORE

A Horace Mann Student Looks Back at Life on a Farm
By David Maimin
It was the first summer of WWII in 1942 when all eligible 18-34 year olds had been called into military service. ...READ MORE

MARCH 2007

Bank Street Summer Camp & the NY Hall of Science Ensure Fun with Science
By Judith Aquino
As the temperature continues to drop, summer seems to move further away. . . READ MORE

Lycée Français de New York Summer Camp
. . . READ MORE

APRIL 2006

Hands-On Science Camp Runs the Gamut of Fun Courses
What do “Dissect a Comic,” “Skateboard Science,” and “Mystery Solved!” have in common? They’re all unique and featured classes at this summer’s Hands-On Science Camp, held at the California Science Center from June 26 through August 25, 2006. With over 25 classes to choose from, campers can investigate the powers of their favorite super heroes, explore the creepy-crawly world of bugs, or solve mysteries using forensic clues, during week-long programs for pre-K to 12th grade that are sure to spark the imagination. READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2006

Noel Steps Up Big For Midwood Hornets
By Richard Kagan
Recently, Midwood High School in Brooklyn defeated South Shore High School 62-60 in a Public School Athletic League basketball game that put the Hornets into the Publick School Athletic League (PSAL) playoffs. READ ARTICLE

Raising Awareness to Reduce
Bullying in Summer Camps

By Joel D. Haber, Ph.D.
Think back to your elementary/grade school years, and ask yourself if you can recall the top three favorite memories of your childhood. READ ARTICLE

JANUARY 2006

Helping with Homesickness
What is it?
Homesickness is the natural result of separating from home and loved ones. In a recent study, nearly 96 percent of all boys and girls who were spending two weeks or more at overnight camp reported some homesickness on at least one day. READ ARTICLE

Sports in Schools:
A Senior Guards Helps Make Francis Lewis HS a Winner
By Richard Kagan
A basketball team is not just one star player. It is a collection of players who come together for a common purpose. READ ARTICLE

APRIL 2005

Summer Programs for Children at College of
New Rochelle
The Summer Reading Program is one-on-one and is conducted by graduate students in literacy education, under the supervision of the Graduate School faculty. This program offers assessment and tutoring of reading and writing problems. READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2005

Stop Dreaming & Start Doing!
California Extreme Sports Camp is all about big fun. From dawn till dusk, the beautiful summer days are packed with action, adventure, and lots of new friends. But the activities are what really set this camp apart. READ MORE

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