Boys Basketball Camp and How to Choose a Great Summer Camp for Your Child

Carl Parker is again leading his celebrated Boys Basketball Academy this summer for grades 4-7 at the Sandy Springs Friends School. During the school year Coach Parker serves as Sandy Springs Friends School Head Coach and Director of Basketball Performance, as well as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Washington Adventist University. Coach Parker brings to the boys basketball camp his collegiate-level skills to aspiring student-athletes.The Academy focuses on skill development, Read more...

STEM for the Summer: Camp Invention

This week I was chatting with Marisa Langford of Adventures of a Tampa Mama, a fellow mother who works from home and has four children. I asked her, "What are you doing with the kids this summer?"My intention in asking that question was to learn how she was going to cover both her workload and her children's care when school was out of session, a dilemma I believed we shared. I thought she might answer with her childcare or work arrangement, or even commiserate with me on how tough Read more...

Summer 365: Summer Camp Experts

This summer my husband and I are considering sending our 10 year old son Charlie to his first overnight summer camp experience. I know I am more nervous at the prospect than is Charlie! Thankfully, the camp experts -- "counselors" -- at Summer 365 are available to walk my family and me through this process!Summer 365 is a summer camp placement service that makes the entire camp research, selection, registration and preparation process as painless and enjoyable as possible...at no additional Read more...

Spring Break Camps with Montgomery Parks

You are not too late! There are still camps open for Spring Break 2014. Sign your kids up today! Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, wants to help make kids and parents happy this spring by offering a host of fun, affordable and convenient programs. And that includes those hard-to-find (and tough to remember with all this winter snow and schedule craziness!) elusive Spring Break Camps.Montgomery Parks has a variety of camps running during Read more...

Summer Offerings: Find a Sitter and Cool Camps

I know it is tough to think about summer with yards still covered in snow, but our schedules (and sanity!) this summer depend on finding great care and camps for our kids. Here are four fabulous summer resources I recommend. FORCE - The 1,000,000 High School Student Jobs Project My favorite local entrepreneur Andrew Ross has launched an awesome concept: a job board targeted to helping high school kids find jobs (and us parents locate great teens for assistance.) Jobs can be paid or volunteer, Read more...

Summer Day Camps With Openings in Montgomery County

If you Washington, DC-area parents have already secured summer day camps for your children, I applaud you. With the end-of-school-year nuttiness and swim team starting up, I have to confess that I have not.Thankfully, the folks at M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation still have a wide variety of kids' camps for summer 2012 with openings. Whether you have a preschooler, elementary schooler, tween or teen, there are lots of options and camp focuses. My family and I do not Read more...

Olney National Night Out on Tuesday with Drama Kids International

Olney's National Night Out is next Tuesday, August 3rd, on the grounds of Montgomery General Hospital from 5pm - 8pm. The National Night Out is a time when the community comes together to highlight crime prevention and police awareness.Drama Kids, a great local drama program with camps and classes for kids, will be there promoting self confidence and high self esteem in children.  According to child safety experts, a strong sense of self can be a big factor in helping kids stay safe and keeping Read more...

JCC of Greater Washington Camp Carnival & Expo

More weekend fun: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, located in Rockville, presents the 1st Annual Camp JCC Carnival and Expo on Sunday, January 11 from 1-3 pm. New and returning camp families are invited to see what's in store for this summer's JCC camp offering and come to the carnival. There'll be characters walking around, a moon bounce, carnival games and prizes, cotton candy and popcorn machines, and arts & craft stations.And of course, families will learn about the Read more...

The Little Gym of Silver Spring is Open for Summer Camps, Classes, Fun!

The Little Gym has arrived in Silver Spring and will open its doors in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center in July! This local outpost of the popular kids' gym franchise will offer summer camps (yes - this summer!), classes and the newest birthday bash site in Montgomery County. The Little Gym Silver Spring's "anytime" summer camp series begins July 14 and runs until August 22 for children age 3 and up. "Anytime" means that parents are welcome to sign their kids up for as many days per week as they like, Read more...