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It's Time for Summer Camp! Launching Your Kids Series (Part I )

The month of May brings lots of busy, and for parents, this means changes for the family dynamics and changes in summer and fall plans for kids.

This month, we're kicking off a series on the Family Bytes Podcast geared specifically toward "Launching your Kids" ... 

This month, we're talking about summer camps.

Lots of parents wonder about whyhowif and when their kids should start attending summer camps - from overnight camps to day camps. 

Special guests, Bill & Shannon Ahern, join our regular hosts Freddie Albaugh and Anne Floyd, as experts in the summer camp business with Varsity Spirit Brands, leaders in the summer camp experience in all things spirit, cheerleading and dance related.

This episode also introduces Kim Scheidegger, MA, LPC, MHSP, counselor from HeartLife Soul Care, as an expert in child and teen therapy as she discusses strategies to implement leading up to camp for both parents and kids to help create a seamless launch into summer camp season.

Learn in this episode:
  • How do you know if your kids are ready for camp?
  • What are some of the benefits to sending your kids to camp?
  • Strategies to lessen the anxiety of summer camp for both parents and children.
  • Things to look for in finding the RIGHT camp for your kids.
  • How camp counselors are often chosen to work camps and how that impacts your child.
  • How to prepare kids for camp in the weeks leading up to camp.


Looking for camp & summer options in Memphis for your kids? 

Hope Church is hosting VBS and Camp in the City this summer! Click for each of the links below more information!

Shipwrecked VBS: June 11-15 (Free! 4 years old to entering 5th grade and Special Kids & Adults)

Camp Pick-A-Path (After VBS camp options!)

Camp in the City: July 23 - 27 (Run by Pine Cove for 1st - 6th graders!)

HSM Summer (Summer Trip Info for 6th - 12th grade)


Posted by Kristin Funston at 1:48 PM
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