Wednesday, May 15, 2013
At this time of the year, North Shore residents flock to 'The Camp Lady' to help them find the right summer camp for their kids.
School is almost out. Have you found the right summer camp for your child? For this sometimes trying endeavor, many North Shore residents seek the expertise of "The Camp Lady," Enid Grabiner, of Northbrook, according to a story in Crain's Chicago Business. Grabiner has been matching kids and camps for nearly 30 years, taking meetings in her basement with parents and their children, reports Crain's. Read the full story here. Grabiner has a LinkedIn profile and is listed as a camp and teen travel consultant on Insider Pages. Read more on Patch: 2013 Summer Camp Guide for Chicago's North Shore
Friday, March 1, 2013
Interested in enrolling your child in summer camp on the North Shore? Here's information about camps in Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Wilmette and Winnetka.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available on Chicago's North Shore in 2013, boredom for your kids won't be an option. Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby. If you know of other summer camps in your area, please share them with us in the comments below. Name: Deerfield Park District Camps Type of camp: Multiple Activities Cost: $165 to $1,492 depending on camp and length of registration Where: Park locations througout Deerfield When: Varies from June 10 through August 2 Deadline for …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
After the two week vacation gap between the end of school and beginning of camp, one mom is ready for a break.
Summer can be defined by parking lots. Surely you agree. Two days ago, I inhaled deeply, breathing in the aroma of the awaiting overnight camp buses as they idled on the sun-baked pavement, mixing exhaust fumes with the familiar elixir of bug repellent, sunscreen and adolescent boys. Summer camp was about to begin. In less than 30 minutes and with army-like precision, counselors and logo-clad camp directors had duffle bags loaded, campers piled onto buses, songs being sung and finally, wheels-a rolling. To the untrained eye, a few of us looked like our eyes were pooling with tears of sadness. Why correct that lovely image? And for the record, I’m sure some of those parents were genuinely sad. I was not. What constitutes the beginning …