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Choosing The Best Summer Camp

Summer camp used to be campfires and the great outdoors…now the kids have cell phones! There was a day when overnight summer camps were more like seasonal holding tanks scores of lucky kids across the country, and in the day not so long ago, there weren't many choices for where to send your children to camp. Now, summer camps have eclipsed day care options and day camps are as popular as overnight. From sports to the arts to cooking and science, there’s something for almost everyone. Today we hear from a bevy of experts on the state of the summer camp and how its fared during the economic downturn. We'll also talk about how to choose the best summer camp for your kid and how the business of camps is changing.


  • Jane Hawes (Editor, Columbus Parent Magazine)
  • Dave Devey (Director, Falcon Camp)
  • Susan Brooker (Director, Ballet Met Dance Academy)

What are some of your fondest summer camp memories?