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Teen SLC campers pose inn the woods, next to a wooden bench.

7 Reasons Trees Rule at SLC 

Thursday, January 26 | by Laura Miller
Category: Camp Families, Why Camp?

Trees! They are certainly all around us at Surprise Lake Camp and we never take them for granted. This February…

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Kids explore nature in the SLC garden.

Top 6 Reasons to Unplug at Surprise Lake Camp

Friday, January 20 | by Laura Miller
Category: Camp Families, Why Camp?

Digital devices are a distraction to all and an addiction to many. Scientific research has shown that technology interferes with…

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The Enduring Value of Friendships Forged at Camp

The Enduring Value of Friendships Forged at Camp

Wednesday, January 11 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Camp Families, Why Camp?

Many parents are understandably concerned with providing experiences for their children that will help them to grow up to be…

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Camp Through the Generations: A Family Tradition

Camp Through the Generations: A Family Tradition

Monday, December 5 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Camp Families, Why Camp?

If you’ve ever sent your child to summer camp or thought about doing so, you may not realize that you…

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Ways To Think About Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Ways To Think About Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 1 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Camp Families

Every Thanksgiving marks nearly a year’s worth of life experiences and world events, and every year feels different, in good…

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Aerial image of Surprise Lake Camp

Why You Should Tour Sleepaway Camp This Fall

Wednesday, October 12 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Camp Families, Why Camp?

Why You Should Tour a Sleepaway Camp This Fall   Fall is here: your child has returned to school, the…

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Help Your Child Transition From Summer Camp To School

Help Your Child Transition From Summer Camp To School

Friday, September 2 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Why Camp?

As a parent bringing your child home from summer camp, you might be tempted to metaphorically dust your hands and…

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6 Reasons To Enroll Your Child in 2023 Summer Camp Now

6 Reasons To Enroll Your Child in 2023 Summer Camp Now

Thursday, August 11 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Why Camp?

Your child has just returned from summer camp, and they’ve had a blast. In fact, they won’t stop telling you…

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Why Jewish Summer Camps Are Important for Kids and Teens

Why Jewish Summer Camps Are Important for Kids and Teens

Friday, June 10 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Why Camp?

Every summer, parents send their children off to summer camp, and for good reason. Camp helps kids and teens make…

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Preparing for College Life with Sleepaway Camp

Preparing for College Life with Sleepaway Camp

Tuesday, April 5 | by Sheryl, Camp Director
Category: Why Camp?

Most parents think of sleepaway camp as an opportunity for their children to get fresh air, get exercise, get new…

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