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How being a camp counselor has prepared me for my future career

June 13, 2018

When I entered university, as most young adults do, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do. My end goal was teaching (yes, another teacher!), because I love working with children! When I began my program (Geography), I began to quickly realize that I had a passion for thing other than working with… Read more »

How to prepare for camp 101

June 13, 2018

Camp is almost here…it has certainly snuck up on us! As much as it is exciting for campers, it can be stressful for parents, especially when you’re not sure how to prepare your camper for their first day. We want parents to enjoy the first day of camp, just as much as their camper(s), so… Read more »

10 things only SUMMER CAMP PARTICIPANTS will understand

May 3, 2018

COUNTDOWN IS ON! – Countdown to the first day of camp starts at the end of the last year’s camp season – ya, it’s a long countdown.   CAMP STAFF – You can’t wait to see if your favourite camp staff is back again this year. And if there is a new counselor, you’re sure… Read more »

What are your plans for the summer?

April 13, 2018

The end of the school year is fast approaching! I know as a parent there are lots of things on your mind and the last thing you want to worry about is what your child is going to do during summer break. If you haven’t started thinking about it yet, that’s ok! Let’s brainstorm together.… Read more »

Tips on sending your kids to camp

March 5, 2018

Sending your kids to camp for the first time? Here are some tips to help make the transition as smooth as possible! Choose camps based on your child’s interests. You know what your children like, so sign them up for something they will enjoy, but don’t be afraid to throw something new into the mix.… Read more »

Why sending my boys to camp made sense to me…

February 6, 2018

Growing up I was never exposed to summer camps.  I can’t even remember how I filled my days. My parents NEVER sent me to camp.  Now, as a mom of 3 boys, I knew that I couldn’t have them at home all summer (3 boys together 24/7 is challenging at times) and I knew that… Read more »

‘Twas the night before…

December 20, 2017

‘Twas the night before the match, when all through the house All of the players were stirring, and so was coach Strauss; The jerseys were hung in the closet with care, In hopes that the sun soon would be there; The players were jumping and laughing in bed, While visions of victory danced in their… Read more »

Bring Summer Camp Home

July 28, 2017

The fun doesn’t stop when camp ends; there are plenty of games and activities that can be played from the comfort of your own home! Here are a few that we love to play: Drip-Drip-Splash (spin-off of duck-duck-goose) Great for a hot day, and should be played outside! Everybody sits in a circle and one person goes… Read more »

Reading is FUN!

June 7, 2017

A good book can steal your heart at any age – whether it’s being read to you or you’re reading it all on your own. Not only is reading a whole lot of fun, but children who read for pleasure have been found to have better vocabulary, spelling, and math skills later in life. So… Read more »

Our favourite camp games

May 17, 2017

There are so many camp games out there. You may really enjoy some and you may not enjoy others. We have complied a list within Royal Soccer Club’s office of our favourite camp games that we have played over the years. We hope you can try them and enjoy them as much as we did!… Read more »