Could It Be Magic? The Transformative Power of Sleepaway Camp

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Renowned child psychologist Michael Thompson, author of “Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow,” has written that there are three reasons that the residential camp experience remains so magical: being away from one’s parents; the relationship between campers and counselors; and inhabiting a camp’s “private world with its own… Read More

A Dip in the Pool

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Despite January’s chill, now is a good time to start considering which swim camps and clubs might be best for your child or children. Padonia Park Club, 12006 Jenifer Road, Cockeysville Padonia Park Club CEO Kathy Angstadt reports that her location offers six pools. “Three of which are in our ‘children’s zone,’” Angstadt said. This… Read More

Planning Ahead for an Affordable Summer

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For many parents, sending their kids to a summer camp, either day or overnight, is a luxury at first glance. However, with a little extra planning, that crucial summer experience can be within reach. A variety of resources are at the disposal of parents to ensure that their child has an incredible summer experience. Where… Read More

Summer Camp: Finding the Right Fit for Your Child

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Now that summer camp sign-up season is upon us, parents of children with disabilities face added pressures and concerns in their search for the right fit. According to Jennifer Lazlo Mizrahi, president of Respect- Ability, “there are two kinds of camps: a camp for just kids with disabilities and a camp for everyone with an… Read More

A Different Education

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The Maryland School for the Blind and Maryland School for the Deaf both provide opportunities for those interested in donating their time, energy or financial assistance to worthy causes. Located in Nottingham, touching (physically and metaphorically) both Baltimore County and Baltimore City, MSB is “one of the best schools for the blind in the country,”… Read More

Bmore Gives More

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The first year that The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore took part in #GivingTuesday, the organization raised more than $1 million, gaining notoriety as the most charitable nonprofit in the United States to take part in the event. The second year that #GivingTuesday was celebrated, The Associated joined forces with other local nonprofits to… Read More

Repairing the World Through Synagogues

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In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, local synagogues offer a variety of programs and initiatives so that Jewish individuals and families can give back to their communities and participate in mitzvot. From mitzvah projects to cleanup efforts to feeding needy families, congregations offer members a number of ways to give back. Chizuk… Read More

Doing the People’s Work

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It’s the most wonderful time of year for nonprofits. After all, with Thanksgiving and Chanukah fast approaching, people are in the spirit of giving. Although the holiday season has its advantages for giving, many local nonprofits fight year-round to address the community’s growing needs. No matter how high the bar is set for these charities,… Read More

Out for a Run

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The JCC of Greater Baltimore and Hadassah Greater Baltimore have cooked up a recipe for a truly tasty community outreach event that will get Baltimore’s heart pumping in more ways than one. The partnering organizations’ 1st Annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5K will offer an opportunity to participants interested in helping two important causes as well… Read More

Preparation Is Key

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“Before anything else,” Alexander Graham Bell once said, “preparation is the key to success.” These sage words of advice imparted by one of history’s most significant communication innovators certainly hold true when it comes to one of the most important transitions in the life of a young man or woman. Despite the variety of themes,… Read More