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Planning for summer camp in February feels like planning for Christmas during Fourth of July fireworks. But camps fill up fast, so starting early pays off.
Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association, says camp gives kids three key benefits: confidence because they've tried new activities and been successful; curiosity because camp allows them to explore; and character because camp fosters respect for other campers, a sense of community and problem-solving skills.
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