The Second City – Summer Camps & Weekly Programs

Second City Summer Camps

It all started with children’s games. During the 1920s and 30s, Viola Spolin was working as a social worker at Jane Addams Hull House in Chicago, where her job was to help immigrant children better assimilate into their new surroundings. Spolin created a number of improvisational games that gave the children a hands-on experience at behaving collaboratively and empathetically. Spolin’s son, Paul Sills, was enamored by the games and taught them to his University of Chicago friends, where the true potential of these games to develop material and entertain audiences was uncovered. Continue reading “The Second City – Summer Camps & Weekly Programs”

Nike Sports Camps at Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort

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Every year, thousands of parents across the country scramble to find ways to keep their children occupied during summer break in a meaningful way.  Booking vacations, visits to relatives, and planning extracurricular activities can challenge even the most organized.  Families with young athletes especially struggle to identify the right sports camps. The solution comes down to a combination of location, quality of instruction and value. Continue reading “Nike Sports Camps at Rising Star Sports Ranch Resort”

Cheley Colorado Summer Camp

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Cheley Colorado Summer Camp, located in the Rocky Mountains of Estes Park, Colorado, is internationally recognized as one of the top summer camps in the country.  Owned and operated by the same family since 1921, Cheley offers an amazing summer experience for boys and girls ages 9-17.  Activities include hiking, horseback riding, backpacking, technical climbing, whitewater rafting, sports, crafts and more. Continue reading “Cheley Colorado Summer Camp”

Camp Stewart – Texas Overnight Summer Camps

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Camp Stewart Overnight Camp Texas

Since 1924 Camp Stewart has been at the forefront and heart of a movement across Texas to provide a resource and institution for character building and life skills to thousands of young men through intentional play and interpersonal/intrapersonal development in a sleep-away summer camp environment. By pairing quality, instructor-led lessons with fun and engaging daily events and activities, we strive to build positive, growth-based experiences for boys to practice leadership qualities and abilities to help them be motivated and successful in school and at home now as well as throughout their future. Continue reading “Camp Stewart – Texas Overnight Summer Camps”