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It’s Never Too Late to Plan an Impactful Summer

Summer 2017 will be here before you know it. What will your kids be doing during that long stretch between June and August? Will they be expanding their minds, learning a new skill or improving on an existing one, making lifelong friends from around the globe or getting an internship or a job?  We’ve put together some options on the pages to follow and have more ideas available on goodlifefamilymag.com. Happy planning!

by Karyn Brodsky

In 1953 Hodding Carter, a prominent newspaper editor, noted in his book, Where Main Street Meets the River, that the two greatest things we can give our children are “roots and wings.”  Nothing could be more accurate, according to Helene Abrams, a Dallas mom and local advisor for Tips on Trips and Camps, a free advisory service that not only connects parents and kids with camps and teen programs but is also the conduit for the lifetime connections that kids make while there. As parents, we want to hold our children close and help them establish their roots. Yet, Abrams says that equally as important is to give our offspring wings to explore, experience the world around them and create new relationships.

No matter which camp or teen program your child chooses, these summer activities expose kids to new ideas. Abrams says it’s the relationships you build in life that differentiate you from others. “We have to let our kids go have experiences,” explains Abrams. “It’s an opportunity to reinvent oneself.”

While many parents are anxious about sending their child away for the first time, Abrams’ specialty is matching teens and tweens to the perfect program, and the thorough vetting process helps reassure parents. For more information: Helene Abrams, 214.484.8141 or Helene@tipsontripsandcamps.com

Helene Abrams’ Tips on Trips and Camps, a free advisory service, represents more than 600 overnight summer camps, trips and programs for students ages 8-18. These run the gamut from traditional and specialty camps to student travel and language immersion, from sports and cultural exploration to STEM programs and outdoor adventure and community service across the globe. Choose from internships and academic study on college campuses in the U.S. and abroad, music camps, digital media and robotics programs. There are overnight camps, pre-college programs, sailing and wilderness adventures, teen tours, biking, creative and performing arts programs, and camps that are perfect for those with special needs.

Check out our Summer Camp Guide Here…

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