is proud to announce our annual Best Summer Camps 2017 Making a Difference Awards

As you’re getting ready to choose the best summer camps for your kids this year, we’ve done some in-depth research for you by talking with camp owners and staff, and even gotten some quotes from kids who’ve attended the camps before.

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Choosing the best summer camp in any area is always a challenge. We hope that when you take a look at our Best Summer Camps 2017 Making a Difference Awards guide this year, that you’ll find the perfect camp for your child.

Here are just a few benefits of summer camps:

• Kids make lifelong friendships
• Your child learns new skills that give him or her confidence for a lifetime
• If attending a nature or wilderness camp, being out in nature can give kids a sense of renewal and relaxation that they might not otherwise experience
• Kids learn the “soft skills” like cooperation, decision making, acceptance and more. They will use all of these skills in school, home and career.
• Interestingly, the best summer camps can even lead to better relationships between various countries around the world…

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Friendships at Camp Helps Improve Relationship Between Countries

As I spoke with one camp owner this year, he told me the story of how two girls in the same cabin were from two different countries normally odds with each other.

During the course of their camp time together, they became, and remained great friends. Each girl learned to respect the other, their individual backgrounds and traditions, and quickly found out that what they heard from their parents was really the way it had to be.

Just being from two different countries with philosophical and other differences did not mean that these two girls could not be close friends.

The good news is that they brought the news about their newfound friendship home to their parents and then returned to the same camp in years following. This is a terrific example of how a camp was included in the Best Summer Camps 2017 Making a Difference Awards.

So, as your child heads off to summer camp this year, keep in mind all the various types of camps, how friendships can endure through the years, and which features of each camp ensure the best memories and skills that last a lifetime.

14591710_10211209358412557_4598622897237706192_n  Pat Wyman is the founder of, college instructor and known as America’s Most Trusted Learning Expert. She and her team is grateful to do the research for you and pleased to announce the Best Summer Camps 2017 Making a Difference Awards.

Wyman is the best-selling author of several books, including Smarter Squared: How to Use Personalized Learning to Master School Faster and Create the Future You Want; Spelling Made Easy: Learn Your Words in Half the Time; and Amazing Grades: 101 Best Ways to Improve Your Grades Faster.


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