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Why Jewish Summer Camp Is Worth Every Dime

School ends, and kids have nothing to do for three months. That may be true of other children, but not yours. You have no desire to let your children spend the summer sitting on the couch playing video games. You know they need something to keep them active, but you aren’t sure you have the money for summer camp. The truth is that if you can afford it or get financial assistance, Jewish summer camp is worth every single dime you will spend. Here’s why.

1. Social Growth

Any type of camp that includes multiple children gives little ones lessons in social skills. Your child will learn to be part of a team, lead others and work to achieve a common goal. These are skills that your child will carry into adulthood.

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What to Include in a Care Package for Jewish Summer Camp

Attending Jewish summer camp is a big deal for kids. It is often their first time away from home, and they may be left feeling a bit lonely and anxious. A great way to send a bit of love from home is with a care package. But what should you include? Here are some ideas:

1. Craft Supplies

If your little one is a budding artist, a box of craft supplies is a great idea. A sketchbook and some watercolor pencils can give your child something to do in their downtime.

2. A Group Activity

Help your child make friends by sending something that they can do as a group. Plain fabric bags and a bow or two of fabric markers will allow the entire cabin to come together to participate in a fun activity.

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