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From the Editor – March ’23

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It’s finally time to say goodbye to cold, gray days and usher in springtime! After our dreary winter, I can’t think of a year I’ve longed for it more. I’m excited about spring temperatures, green spring grass, and, most of all, springing forward on March 12th!

River Region Parents celebrates the beginning of a new season with our March Summer Camp Issue! It’s one of our most anticipated issues of the year, as kids start to get excited about the end of school in a couple of months and parents start wondering how they will keep them busy and active during the break.

Our summer camp issue isn’t just about sleep-away camps, although we have plenty of those listed in our 2023 Summer Camp Guide. We know many parents need more time to be ready to send their kids away to overnight camp, so we include many camp versions for you to consider. From day camps with traditional camp activities to more targeted interest camps like dance/gymnastics, education, theater, and sports, there is undoubtedly a camp or two that will be the perfect fit for your kiddos.

Before diving into the guide, read about the benefits of away camp in 10 Surprising Things I Learned After Sending My Child to Camp by Rebecca Hastings. In discovering how your child can grow during the experience, you may decide this is the year to try sleep-away camp.

Also, in Tanni Haas’ article, Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Kids, you’ll find various things to consider in narrowing down what type of camp will best suit your family’s budget and your child’s interests. Afterward, it would be fun to grab a couple of highlighters and sit down with your kids to mark up our Summer Camp Guide together. Allow them to read it with you and highlight those that pique their interest, especially if the idea of going to camp makes them a little nervous. Having a little say-so in the decision will empower them to take that leap out of their comfort zone!

Enjoy this month’s issue, and have a beautiful March!

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DeAnne is the Editor and Co-Owner of River Region Parents who loves investing in her family, making lasting memories and deposits of love into each of their lives. As a wife, and mother of three, she understands the importance of having resources available to assist the family. That's why she's been passionate about publishing the best family content in the River Region.
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