Summer camps are falling out of fashion because British parents are too scared “to let children out of their sight”, a charity boss has said. Mothers and fathers “mollycoddle” their children, and have a “false fear” about what will happen if they spend even short periods of time away from home, according to the founder of the Summer Camps Trust . Chris Green, who has been running British summer camps since the 1960s, said that “many British parents, for a variety of reasons, are fearful of letting their children out of their sight, and are falling into the dangerous practise of ‘helicopter parenting’.” He described how parents also have an “enormous” and “over the top worry” about child abuse and paedophilia which also deters them from sending their children to summer camps. The Summer Camps Trust represents some of the UK’s biggest providers of both day and residential camps, including the … [Read more...] about Summer camps falling out of favour amid rise of ‘helicopter parenting’, charity boss says
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FOR working parents the school summer holidays can cause a massive childcare headache. Here's all the options for mums and dads who are struggling to decide what to do with their kids. When are the school summer holidays? School holiday dates in the UK can vary between the different local education authorities. However, most children in England will have already broken up for the summer holidays on July 20, however ost schools in Wales will have broken up three days earlier. They will then enjoy six weeks off school before returning in early September. In Scotland, the holidays started July 1 and kids will return August 13. How do the school summer holidays cause problems for working parents? Kids might enjoy a full six weeks off school, but the same can't be said for working parents. Most employers are unable to give mums and dads the full six weeks off work to look after their children. This means that most have to turn to some kind of childcare option to make sure someone is … [Read more...] about Summer childcare options explained – from summer camps to childminders here’s what to do with your kids in the school holidays
WITH school out, Adventure Dock Co - Liverpool’s newest water attraction on the iconic waterfront - has announced a series of fun-fuelled summer camps for youngsters during the holidays. Adventure Dock has teamed up with Liverpool Wake Park, Liverpool Watersports Centre and Airborn Academy, to create the ultimate multi-sport, summer adrenalin experience, Summer Splash Camp, running from August 13 to 16 and then from August 20 to 23. The two camps will offer the perfect opportunity for children to meet new friends and stay active in a safe environment, making it the perfect summer social for all young thrill-seekers. Visiting some of Liverpool’s biggest and best sporting and adventure facilities throughout the four-day camps, children will have the opportunity to wakeboard, paddleboard, try parkour and free running, as well as jump and splash until their hearts content on the 92-metre inflatable Adventure Dock course. Tim Woodhead, creator of Adventure Dock, said: … [Read more...] about Your chance to win tickets to Adventure Dock’s most action-packed summer camp EVER!
The school summer holidays are fast approaching and if you're looking for ways to occupy the little ones, help is at hand. From crafts and sports, to messy play and exploring, there's plenty of fun to be had for all ages in Surrey. Plus, there are some great holiday camps available offering day and week-long courses. We've put together a guide of child-friendly events taking place on your doorstep this summer, so take your pick. Read More Great family things to do around Surrey Harlequins Summer Camp Harlequins will be holding a number of camps in the Surrey area during the holidays at Effingham and Leatherhead RFC, Dorking RFC, Weybridge RFC, Horsham RFC, Farnham RFC, Charterhouse, Haslemere RFC, Guildford RFC and Guildfordians RFC. Available: Selected dates in July and August Book: Visit rugbycamps.co.uk/harlequins Fire Tech Surrey Camp Designed to entertain and inspire young minds, Fire Tech camps combine holiday fun with giving children and teens the tech skills they’ll … [Read more...] about School holiday events, days out and summer camps near you
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out Home News Newsletter Podcasts TV Radio Video Weather About LIFESTYLE TV11 TV8 Local 2 GNN i94-FM Isla63-AM Entertainment Money Home/Family Health Food Pets Tech Travel Beauty & Style Auto VideoBytes Press Releases test pr Taking Root summer camps digs deep into Guam's culture Posted: Jun 22, 2018 2:12 PM Friday, June 22, 2018 2:12 PM EDTUpdated: Friday, June 22, 2018 12:12 AM EDT By Salome Vuki An innovative summer camp Taking Root is literally digging deep into Guam's cultural roots to teach kids about island sustainability. The learning never stops even though it's summertime. A camp called Taking Root teaches young people about cultural traditions and creating a more sustainable environment in Guam. Executive Director of Humanities Guahan Dr. Kimberlee Kihleng said, "We're doing a three-week summer camp on the environment and culture. So, the camp is just one portion of a larger project it's taking … [Read more...] about Taking Root summer camps digs deep into Guam’s culture