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 An advertisingsupplementof the Sunday News,February 24, 2013
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717-560-0815 Ph • 717-560-0817 FaxAges 20 months thru 6th grade
Karen Rubenstein, Director ~ director@montlanc.com
2750 Weaver Road, Lancaster www.montlanc.com
Day Camps:
Ages 6 -14
Overnight Camps:
Ages 8 -15
SwimmingWaterslideAnimalsNature ShackCraftsBible Lessons
225 Woodcrest Drive • Ephrata, Pa. 17522
7th Year ina Row!
Week-LongSummer Camps
Ages 6-12
Grooming,Riding & Crafts
Join The Fun! 
Summer Camp
18 months to kindergarten
 Visit www.jcalacademy.org
or call
717-569-7352 Ext 5
First time at camp
ending your child away tocamp for the first time is amajor milestone for mostfamilies, one that is oftenmarked by excitement,anticipation, and perhapseven some anxiety. Though camp iscertainly about making friends and having fun, it is also about being on your own and being a part of a community.One of the most important things youas a parent can do to help prepare your child is to talk with your child about it before he/she goes.In fact, it may be better to haveseveral occasional, shorter talks rather than one long conversation as childrenoften absorb more when there is lessto think about at one time. I also find that children do better with this sortof conversation if it is part of a moregeneral conversation and if it is part of a pattern of talking, either at the dinner table or while riding in the car doingerrands.The following are some sample topicsfor discussion that will help prepare your child for their big adventure:
Camp is not anything if it is not aboutmaking new friends. If you are shyabout meeting new kids, then learn toget to know others by being a good listener. Remember that not everyonein your cabin, bunk, or group has to beyour friend, and you don’t have to beeveryone else’s friend. As long as youtreat others with respect and they do thesame with you, then having one or twofriends at camp is fine. If you have more,then that’s great!
There are many exciting things to do atcamp, many of which you may never have tried before. If your child tends to be a bit homesick or worried about beinghomesick, remind him/her about theexcitement of going to camp. Remember when you first decided to go to camp,what made you so excited? You maynot like all the activities, or you may be better at some than others. That’snormal. I, however, hope you are willingto try. The more you put into camp, themore you will get out of it!
You, like every other camper there, will be part of a cabin, bunk, or group. Asyour parent, I hope you will cooperatewith others and help out. That’s part of what makes camp so special — kidshelping each other out. Most kids willhelp you if you are friendly and helpthem.
One thing about camp is that almosteverything is new — the kids, theactivities, the routines, the bed you sleepin, the bathroom. It takes a few days toget adjusted, so be patient with yourself.Most of the time you will be havingso much fun you won’t mind all thechanges, but if you do, remember thatyou will get so used to things that by thetime you come home you will miss allthose things!
Camp is about fun, but it also requiresthat you help out. Clean-up is part of camp. You do it every day.
Everyone has good days and bad days.If you are having a problem, your counselor is there to help you! Youdon’t have to wait to tell us if you areupset about something. After all, if your counselor doesn’t know what might betroubling you, he/she can’t help you.Be honest and ask for what you need.If your counselor doesn’t seem to beconcerned or doesn’t help you, thenyou can go to the unit director, head counselor, etc.
It’s a great thing to remind your first-time camper about his or her strong points. I would focus not just on whatthey do well, but their positive qualitiesas well, such as what makes them a good friend or the type of person other kidswould want to know. Helping childrenidentify their strengths can help themwhen they are having a setback — oneof those inevitable growing pains allchildren have from time to time.Talking with your child about these kindsof issues is a great way to show support asyour child gets ready to take this importantstep on the road to being more resilientand self-reliant. For you as a parent, itcan give you more peace of mind as youallow your child to participate safely in a broader world.To learn more about camp and child development, please visit the AmericanCamp Association’s family-dedicated website CampParents.org or call the toll-free number, 1-800-428-CAMP (2267).
~ Bob Ditter, L.C.S.W.
Originally printed in CAMP Magazine,reprinted with permission.
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The Jenkins School
3131 Columbia Ave.Lancaster, PA 17603717-295-1548
Camp Hours 9-3Flex Hours 7:30-9 and 3-5:30
 June 17 - August 16Ages 3-10
 A summer filled withlearning and exploration!
 June 17 - June 21July 22 - 26 June 24 - June 28 July 29 - August 2August 12 - August 16 July 1 - July 5August 5 - August 9 July 8 - July 12 July 15 - July 19
Think education onlyhappens in the classroom?Think again.
6 weeks of summer campsAges 3 to 14
Located in historic Marietta just up fromthe banks of the Susquehanna River 
15 West Walnut Street • 717-426-4506www.susquehannawaldorf.org
Instructional & Free Swim
Sports & Games
Field Trips
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Indoor & Outdoor Facilities
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Building friendships & memories to last a lifetime 
Summer Camps
Camps & Playground Programs for All Ages!Sports & Specialty Camps, Theme Camps, Swimming & More!
Ephrata recCenter
130 South Academy Dr.Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 738-1167 
Hempfield recCenter
950 Church StreetLandisville, PA 17538
(717) 898-3102 
Lititz recCenter
301 West Maple StreetLititz, PA 17543
(717) 626-5096 
New Holland recCenter
123 North Shirk Rd.New Holland, PA 17557
(717) 354-4747 
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With a little help from the camp professionals at the American CampAssociation, here’s some sound advicethat helps parents sort through the choicesand benefits that camp delivers. As springapproaches, parents and children can look forward to planning for the future — afuture that includes the opportunities for exploration and discovery that arriveswith summer camp.
How to Decide When YourChild is Ready for Camp
Children are ready for new experiencesat different stages. Parents know their children best and these questions can helpgauge whether this is the summer your child will start camp.
 What is your child’s age?
Children under age seven may not adjusteasily to being away from home. Consider the day camp experience to prepare themfor future overnight camp.
How did your child becomeinterested in camp?
Does your child talk about camp on asustained basis? How much persuasion isnecessary?
Has your child had positiveovernight experiences away from home?
Visiting relatives or friends? Were theseseparations easy or difficult?
 What does your child expectto do at camp?
Learning about the camp experienceahead of time allows you to create positive expectations.
 Are you able to shareconsistent and positivemessages about camp?
Your confidence in a positive experiencewill be contagious.
 A Camp for Every Child The Perfect Fit
Camp can last for just a few days or stretch to all summer long. It’s well worththe trouble to investigate the variety of choices offered by camps before your child packs a backpack. These questionshelp you consider the options.
Near or Far?
Where do you want your child to go tocamp? Locally or far away? While eachcamp experience has something uniqueto offer your child, this is an opportunityfor families to assess what they value for their campers.
Originally printed in CAMP Magazine, reprinted with permission of the American Camp Association.
ou are considering a summer camp, but how tochoose? There’s a camp that is ideally suited forevery child, providing a summer of growth andfun whether your child attends a day or overnightcamp, a specialized or traditional camp.

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