Summer Camp Open Houses in Connecticut

At what is typically hundreds of dollars a week, summer camp is something of an investment.  There are plenty out there to choose from, and if you want to know what you're getting before you plunk down a deposit, several contenders will be hosting open houses in the coming weeks.  Some are well-oiled programs run out of nearby preparatory schools, others are familiar organizations in the world of youth enrichment.  On our list, you'll find both day camps and sleepaway camps ...  and a handful that venture to tackle both. Make sure to check out our lists and reviews of summer camps in our CT Summer Camp Guide too. If you'd like to add a camp to this list please leave a comment below.

The Sketchbook Project: Check Out This Cool Art Library in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

New York City is filled with world-famous museums offering art and cultural experiences for visitors of all ages. But while most people know about MoMA and the Metropolitan, we enjoy shedding light on under the radar museums you may not be aware of that are fun for families, like the Sketchbook Project in Williamsburg.

Originally started in 2006 in Georgia before moving to NYC in 2009, the Sketchbook Project's Brooklyn Art Library features more than 30,000 books submitted by artists from all over the world. I recently visited with my five-year-old son and we enjoyed discovering a wide variety of offbeat art for FREE since there is no admission charge.

10 Boston Area Birthday Parties for Kids Who Love Sports

For active kids who love sports, there's nothing quite like incorporating a favorite activity into a birthday celebration. Parties focused on organized sports not only cut down on the mayhem, they also give kids a healthy way to get their energy out.

Many venues that host sports parties also take care of all the details - from set up to clean up and everything in between - so that mom and dad can enjoy the fun, too. 

Read on for 10 cool places where it's okay for kids to kick, punch, swing, cheer, and party on!

Boston Area Summer Camp Open Houses

Choosing a summer camp is a big decision, whether you're sending your kid down the street to day camp or off to sleepaway camp for the first time. Camp Fairs are great for gathering a lot of information about local camps, but once you’ve narrowed it down to a short list, it's time to really get a sense of the camp environment and the people who will be caring for your children.

To help you figure it all out, we’ve rounded up some upcoming camp open houses where you'll meet camp staff, have the opportunity to ask questions, and get a glimpse of camp life. You may also want to check our events calendar for more open house listings and our Summer and Vacation Camps Guide for the scoop on day camps and sleepaway camps for Boston area kids.

Summer Camp Open Houses in Westchester

The start of Daylight Savings and a few days of blissfully warmer temperatures in our area can only mean one thing--time to pick a summer camp! That's right, summer will be here before we know it and, for many of us, that means picking out the right summer camp for our kids. If you've already got your little one's summer camp plans in place, awesome. Many of us, however, are still unsure about where to send the kids this summer. There are so many wonderful summer camp options throughout the Westchester area, it can be hard to choose.

One way to start is by attending an open house at one of the many camps in and around Westchester. Some camps host only one open house while others offer multiple dates. Many open house events are coming up over the next couple of months and we've gathered several events for you here. Take a look; you just might find your kids' next great camp experience. We'll continue to update our Summer Camp Guide with up-to-date coverage on a variety of camp offerings, so be sure to check back often. Better yet, sign up for our FREE newsletters to stay up to date on everything Westchester has to offer families and kids.

Weekday Event Picks for NJ Kids March 9-13: St. Patrick's Day Parade & More!

While it’s getting closer to spring, much of New Jersey still looks like a winter wonderland. Add some green into the mix with fun St. Patrick’s Day festivities, including Newark’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and a St. Patrick’s Day craft at the Colts Neck Library. Take in some theater at Paper Mill Playhouse’s performance of The Hunchback of Notre Dame plus a free presentation of Red Riding Hood & Other Stories at the Ocean County Library. And don’t forget to check out our event calendar for even more weekday and weekend events.

A Breath of Fresh Air: 5 Restaurants with Outside Dining in NJ

Eating outside in the summer months is peaceful, warm, great for people-watching, and an event that really makes summer feel like, well, summer! These last few weeks of 'lazy days' are a great time for the whole family to enjoy some outdoor dining, whether it be low-key like pizza or fancy-shmancy lobster-on-the-terrace. Check out these venues, and let us know your faves!

 

Your 75 Best Family Vacation Destinations

We recently asked you to share your top family vacation destinations and once again you came through. With your suggestions, We put together this list of the 75 of the best family-friendly travel spots from as nearby as around the corner to as far off as South Africa. You're a well-traveled bunch with great ideas for family-vacation fun, whether you have a weekend or a week.

Can't get enough inspiration here? Visit our sister site to read about the best family travel destinations plus some great tips on why you should go. Check out our Family Travel Guide for more great family vacation destinations.

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