Tennis out of Ten

A picture of a young girl playing Tennis

With Australia’s recent Tennis success, it’s the perfect opportunity to get your kids making a racquet (in a good way). Last week, Australia celebrated a new sporting hero when Ash Barty won the French Open. Barty is the first Australian woman to win the Paris event since 1973 and, in an era of Tennis brats, […]

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Preparing for camp 2018

Summer camp will arrive before you know it, and the need to prepare for it will come even sooner. You may have had a scan of the packing list and mentally pictured what you already own and what you need to get before you ship your kids off to camp. More than likely, this will […]

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Choosing the best summer day camp for your kids

Summer vacation may seem like months away, but it’s the perfect time to at least start researching which  camp you’ll ship your kids off to. This boat has likely sailed for most of the longer-stay summer camps (unless you’re already thinking of next year!), but enrolments are still open for quite a lot of shorter […]

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5 Reasons Why Summer Camp is Great for Kids

Remember making s’more’s over the campfire? Swimming in a lake? Learning something new every day? Summer camp is a wonderful childhood experience. Aside from all the fun, summer camp is a place where kids can develop skills that will help them later in their lives. Here are some of them.   Develop Independence Camp is […]

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Getting Ready for Camp 2017

School is almost over and everyone is beginning to get excited about summer. We know planning for camp can be stressful in many ways, so we’ve put together some tips on how to prepare that will hopefully ease your mind while getting ready. What they’ll need Consider if they’ll be going for the day or […]

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Practical & emotional tips to prepare your child for camp

Packing their trunk is easy. Saying goodbye is hard. Often, it’s the emotional side of camp that can be the trickiest part to deal with… for both kids and their parents. Keep the lines of communication open in the weeks leading up to camp, discuss fears and anxieties, try to stay positive but equip your […]

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The top-to-toes guide to packing for camp

Image: Raising Wildlings

Ah, camp. That magical time of year for kids…and parents! The time away is blissful, it’s the getting organised that can be stressful! While they’re busy packing their favourite photos, cute stationery and animal-print onesies it’s the parents who are left to pack everything else. Here’s our top-to-toes guide for making sure your kids are covered […]

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Summer Camp Checklist

It’s the time of year when school is out and the kids are getting excited about heading off to day camp or summer camp. For those of you who missed it, you can read our Top Tips to Prepare your Kids for Camp. But now that we are getting down to the pointy end, here […]

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10 Top Tips to Prepare Your Kids for Camp

Your child’s enjoyment at camp, like most things depends on their level of preparation. Managing their expectations of activities, routines and discussing concerns they might have in the weeks leading up to camp is a great way for you to oversee preparations. According to Connie Coutellier, director of professional development for the American Camping Association in […]

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