Summer 2016

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The 8-weeks of Summer can be hard to fill. In this issue, we’ve put together a list of the available camps from overnight (residential) camps to entertaining and educational camps. We also have some tips for you on the importance of risky play, ideas on how to help prevent the dreaded academic summer slide, and some suggestions for fun outdoor activities.

Read the full issue here.

Have a fun-filled Summer!

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