Survival tips: The benefits of going phone-free at camp

Melissa Erickson This article appears in Summer Camp magazine 2018. Kids today are super-connected, so it can be a surprise or even a shock to learn...

Friends for life: Camp can create strong bonds

Melissa Erickson This article appears in Summer Camp magazine 2019. Elizabeth Much's summer camp days are long behind her, but the friendships she made 30 years...

Camp-packing tips

Melissa Erickson This article appears in Summer Camp magazine 2018. Packing for summer camp can be a chore or a fun family activity. Follow these tips...

Spend the summer at college

Bill O'Neill TeenLife.com This article appears in Summer Camp magazine 2019. A classroom might seem like the last place high-schoolers would want to spend those precious few...

For first time campers … and their parents

Melissa Erickson This article appears in Summer Camp magazine 2018. Sleep-away camp is a big deal for both campers and their parents, and it often brings...

Tips on making friends

Melissa Erickson This article appears in Summer Camp magazine 2018. Making friends is easy for some people and harder for others, but at summer camp making...

Austin company Waldo Photos has new way to find kids’ camp photos

By Nicole Villalpando nvillalpando@statesman.com Every July, as I send my kids to a three-week camp near Waco, I become a crazy person. Each day, I log...

Advice for pre-camp jitters

Melissa Erickson This article appears in Summer Camp magazine 2019. While some kids may feel pure excitement about heading off to summer camp, most combine those...

The Questions Every Parent Should Ask When Choosing a Summer Camp

Summer dawns, which means one thing for thousands of Texas children: camp. Here are the questions every parent should ask when choosing a summer camp...