August 10th is National S’mores Day, so get out your skewers, stoke those coals and settle in for a little Camp Fire history.
A new pilot partnership between Red Oak Foundation of Fort Worth and Camp Fire First Texas School Readiness Program seeks to establish a positive link between the developmental progress of young children and family-teacher engagement through reading.
Like many other kids my age, I grew up watching camp movies like The Parent Trap and Camp Rock. Though those movies admittedly aren't the most realistic portrayal of summer camp, watching them made me long to have a magical summer camp experience as the main characters had.
Summer vacation can be the most enchanting time of a child’s life, or it can be the most boring. And a boring summer vacation is like a firework with no color or sound; it lacks the magic. Serenity relates to this idea wholeheartedly as she feels summer is a “waste of time” without camp.
Summer camp is an important aspect of a child’s life. It is a time for relaxation, human connection, growth, and serves as a brief respite from the chaos of our technology-filled world.
As someone who works with teachers and early educators, I have frequently been asked, “Do masks interfere with language, speech and emotional development of young children?"
As a camp kid you see the fun, the freedom, the adventure and joy. It is the time to break free from your parents, find your voice and flex the muscles of independence. Camp is important.