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How Imaginative Play Aids in Early Development

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

“Just imagine! A few kitchen chairs and clean bedsheets become a fortress deep in the Hundred Acre Wood. One wooden spoon is a microphone, and two more are drumsticks. A stack of old newspapers is a dragon egg of paper mâché waiting to happen. Oh, the possibilities!” (

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Topics: Child Development, Summer Camp

Seven Ways to Make Reading Fun This Summer

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 21, 2021 @ 05:45 PM

With school out for the summer, reading may not be the first activity that comes to mind when thinking of summer fun. But amid the pool days, cookouts and other summer fun, reading over summer break can provide plenty of benefits. lists these six:

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Topics: Summer Camp

Fun Things to Do with Your Children During Summer Vacation

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 07, 2021 @ 05:45 PM

During the summer of 2021, the world is opening up in ways that weren’t possible in 2020 — which means that even “routine” visits to a friend’s house or to grandma and grandpa’s place can feel ultra special. So, think about who your child has missed seeing and set up a play date at a park with them and make a picnic lunch. You can quickly become a playground connoisseur by packing a lunch once a week and trying out a new place.

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Topics: Summer Camp

Summer Camp Creates Memories, Builds Friendships, and Shapes Self-Esteem

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

Children who attend summer camp can enjoy all kinds of benefits — which is why we love creating and offering this type of programming. This, of course, means that we can be pretty biased in favor of camp! So, rather than sharing all of the reasons why we think it’s amazing, we thought we’d take a look around the web to see and share what experts around the country are saying about the benefits of summer camp.

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Topics: Summer Camp

Quality Summer Camps Put the Fun in Learning

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 19, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

Studies have shown that children can learn more effectively when they’re enjoying the process—which just makes sense. For example, when they’re feeling engaged and motivated to learn, information can literally flow more freely in their brains. This, in turn, helps children to make new connections and “experience ‘aha’ moments.” This is what can happen, one study says, in an “atmosphere of exuberant discovery.”

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Topics: Summer Camp

Horizon Education Centers To Hold Summer Camp “Hullabaloo!”

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

Horizon Education Centers summer camp is back. And to mark its triumphant return, we’re making this year’s camp bigger and better than ever. We’re calling it a “Horizon Hullabaloo!”

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Topics: Summer Camp

Water Safety Tips for Children

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 05, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

Swimming is an important part of summer, and now that some pools are beginning to reopen, you and your children might be itching to get back in the water. While swimming is a great form of exercise, it comes with risk. Drowning is the second most common cause of death and injury in children ages 14 and under. Here’s what you need to know to keep your children safe in the water.

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Topics: Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2020: Celebration of Nations

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 08, 2020 @ 07:30 PM
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Topics: Activities for Children, Horizon Education Center, Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2019: It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up!

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jun 03, 2019 @ 08:30 PM

There are numerous benefits of summer camp, including these: 

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Summer Camp

Should I Send My Child to Summer Camp?

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 15, 2019 @ 08:30 PM

When deciding to send your child to summer camp, you’ll likely factor in practical factors as well as some social ones. And, here’s one of the most practical reasons to send your child to summer camp: you need to work to support your family and you want your child to be in a safe, educational environment. So, you might as well choose someplace where your child can also have a fun adventure! 

Here are more reasons why sending your child to summer camp makes good sense. 

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Topics: Summer Camp



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