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Irina Makkai Classical Ballet and Dance

School offers professional training



AGES 3-12

The Irina Makkai Classical

Ballet and Dance

School, home of the Ballet

Makkai Nutcracker and

Ballet Makkai Youth Company,

presents our 2020

Summer Dance Intensive.

The Irina Makkai Classical

Ballet and Dance School

originally brought the

Russian-based Vaganova

Ballet Method to the North

Shore and have been safely

and successfully training

our students in Vaganova

for over 35 years. Over the

past 35 years our students

have attended Harvard,

Yale, Princeton, Stanford,

Northwestern, Dartmouth,

Barnard, Vanderbilt, and

Washington University

— to name but a few. Our

students have danced with

the Joffrey Trainee Program,

Harid Conservatory,

University of Cincinnati

Conservatory of Music,

Texas Ballet Theater,

Madison Ballet, Civic Ballet,

Vanderbilt Dance Theater,

Dance Alive National

Ballet, and Ballet Nacional

Peru among others.

Moreover, the talent of the

students grew every year,

and accordingly we keep

up with the demands of

their talent. Dancing with

us this summer is perfect

way to see what it’s like to

dance at Ballet Makkai.

Our Ballet Makkai

Summer Intensive is designed

to bring out the best

in every dancer. This summer

you can train with our

professional award-winning

staff along with guest

teachers from the Joffrey

Ballet, Elements Contemporary

Ballet, River North

Dance Company, Hubbard

Street and more. Our Summer

Intensive will inspire

and challenge all dancers

to improve their technique

in a fun and positive environment.

Daily classes

include Ballet, Pointe,

Partnering, Variations,

Modern, Jazz, Acting,

This is Your Summer!

NO CARPOOL NEEDED Door to door bus service


PLANNING A TRIP? Choose your weeks


Body Conditioning and

Student Choreography.

Classes will be held in our

spacious 12,000 square

foot facility complete with

four studios, lunch room,

waiting area and multiple

dressing rooms. Open to

dancers ages 7 and up.

Dancers can take all four

and a half weeks or one

week at a time. Can’t

make it to our camps, you

can check out our Summer

Afternoon classes. Come

see what it’s like to dance

at the North Shore’s Premiere

Dance School and

Recipient of the Mayors

Award for the Arts. Camps

run June 8-July 10 and

July 27-July 31, 2020. For

more information go to

www.balletmakkai.com or

call (847) 433-1449.

Submitted by The Irina

Makkai Classical Ballet and

Dance School, 2126 1st St.,

Highland Park, (847) 433-


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Banner Day Camp

offers campers

unique opportunities

Banner Day Camp is

proud to offer the North

Shore’s premier day camp

experience and is so excited

to celebrate its 56th

summer in 2020. When

camp was opened in 1964,

Banner’s desire was to

build a community centered

on compassion, kindness

and joy. This remains

our desire. Over the years

Banner has become home

to so many campers; a

place where they are nurtured,

accepted and a part

of an amazing camp community.

The growth our campers

make socially and emotionally

is life changing.

There is nothing more important

during their formative

years of life than to

give them a place where

they develop deep and

genuine self-confidence

by learning and mastering

new skills, become

increasingly independent,

increase resiliency, practice

empathy and grow in

social skills like friendship,

sportsmanship and

teamwork – all while having


The facilities and activities

at Banner are second

to none. The wide variety

of activities at camp provide

unique opportunities

for campers to experience

new things. From adventure

activities like the high

ropes course, bungee trampoline

and bumper boats

to swimming in our pool

complex or at our lake,

Banner has it all.

Our team is dedicated to

creating a fun, growthful

summer and an experience

that will be cherished for a

lifetime. Our Leadership

Team – made up of teachers,

school administrators

and camp professionals

– provide unsurpassed

supervision while developing

partnership with

the parents and providing

the very best care of the

campers. Banner’s amazing

camp staff undergo extensive

training allowing

them to lead groups and

specialty areas with enthusiasm

and skill.

We encourage you to

visit camp and see for

yourself. Banner’s office

is open weekdays all year

long. Call us at (847) 295-

4900 to schedule a personal

tour to see the facility

and meet our team.

Submitted by Banner Day

Camp, 1225 Riverwoods

Road, Lake Forest, (847)


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Camp Birchwood’s Countdown to Confidence

Camp values that

make a difference

No. 10. Girls make their own


Camp engages girls in their own

decision-making process. Yes,

without mom or dad there, it’s up

to them to make their schedule and

live out their every day. Sometimes

they make mistakes. But

those gentle set-backs show them

they can persevere and face more

challenges in their future.

No. 9. Girls do cool stuff

Studies indicate that girls tend

to base their self-worth on their

relationships rather than “hard

skills” or actual accomplishments.

At Birchwood, girls get

off the roller coaster of “what

others think” and start doing.

What they gain is a kind of

“know how” no one can ever

take away.

No. 8. Girls gain those indispensable

“soft skills”

Unlike hard skills that are

based on the ability to perform

a task, soft skills relate to how

well you conduct yourself within

a group. At Birchwood, girls develop

crucial soft skills living in

a cabin of 10-12 their peers. In

doing so, they learn to share, use

good manners, listen well, speak

with respect, tolerate differences,

and come together as a team

to accomplish goals.

No. 7. An all-female setting is


Our all-female setting minimizes

distractions and invites

girls to communicate openly and

authentically. There’s no competition

about appearance, or

status, or popularity. Girls can

let go of “who they think they

should be to impress others”

and focus instead - on who they

truly are - unique, valuable, and

worthwhile individuals capable

of greatness.

No. 6. At Birchwood, girls

stop, look, listen, and reflect

At Birchwood, our counselors

incorporate intentional learning

moments into every day. Girls

are asked to reflect on their efforts

(big or small) so they can

appreciate their own progress

(rather than compare it to others).

Crystallizing their growth

turns the simplest moment into

an epic confidence booster.

No. 5. Social media takes a

back seat to soulful socializing

At Birchwood, all the gadgets

are put away. Girls focus on what

is happening in the moment.

Life is not measured by selfies.

It is measured by shared laughs,

outdoor adventures, meaningful

conversations, challenges

overcome, and real connections

made with friends in real time.

No. 4. Time in the outdoors

is the best time of all

At Birchwood, girls depart the

blitz and chaos of modern life

and enter a space where they can

breathe fresh air, dive into cool

waters, and sit with the earth.

A calm simplicity weaves itself

into their everyday experience.

Stresses dissipate. Their world

becomes smaller. More manageable.

Better. Happier. Healthier.

No. 3. Real role models who

make a real difference

Sometimes it takes someone

who isn’t your adoring parent to

motivate and inspire you as you

grow up.

At Birchwood, girls are surrounded

by female role models

worthy of emulation. These college-age

ladies empower girls to

celebrate their individuality, take

on brand new challenges, express

their opinions with respect, and

appreciate uniqueness in others.

No. 2. Friends really are

friends forever

As girls share their most joyful,

honest self with one another,

a binding connection is made.

At Birchwood girls learn what

it feels like to live kindly and

respectfully with one another.

From start to finish, they are encouraged

to care for their own

self, and for others. The kindred

connection that is built within

this setting lasts a lifetime.

No. 1. Resilience and

strength is learned

Whether sailing, camping,

shooting an arrow, or making

art, every day at Birchwood girls

are active, soulful participants

in their own lives. The live big.

They learn hands-on. And they

stand taller and prouder – and

stronger - when they go home

because of it.

Submitted by Camp Birchwood,

6983 N. Steamboat Lake Drive NW,

Laporte, MN, (800) 451-5270

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For ages 6-18

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Soccer organization provides fun, competitive environment for youth

American Youth Soccer

Organization (AYSO)

425 was founded when

the recreational soccer

leagues from Glencoe, Kenilworth,

Northfield and

Winnetka combined their

youth soccer programs and

joined AYSO.

Today, more than 1,200

children between the ages

of 4-14 participate in the

program. AYSO 425 is one

of the strongest AYSO regions

in the country.

AYSO is celebrating its

53rd year as the largest

youth soccer organization

in the USA. AYSO was established

in the Los Angeles

area in 1964 with nine

teams. It was the dream of

a group of devoted soccer

enthusiasts who started the

organization in a garage.

Today, AYSO has 50,000

teams and more than

500,000 players nationwide.

Its goal is to provide

world-class youth soccer

programs that enrich children’s


AYSO is supported by

125,000 volunteers. Parents

donate their time as

coaches, referees, team

parents, administrators and

sponsors. Along with being

a volunteer-run organization,

AYSO is a partnership

of the area parks

departments, schools and

the community.

As a youth sports organization,

AYSO recognizes

the importance of providing

a safe and healthy

atmosphere for children.

Over the years, AYSO has

created many valuable

pro-grams and concepts.

Most notably, AYSO revolutionized

youth sports

with its Everyone Plays

and Balanced Teams philosophies.

In AYSO, each child

who registers is guaranteed

to play at least half of

every game. AYSO recognizes

that games are more

fun when the teams are

evenly matched, so teams

are balanced teams based

on each player’s skill level

and the overall ability of

the team.

AYSO 425 teams up

with international and

American professional

soccer trainers to provide

top notch soccer instruction

for AYSO’s players

and expand the programs

that AYSO 425

offers. Throughout the

year AYSO 425 provides

professional trainers with

fall and spring training

programs for all ages, team

coaching, coaches clinics

and after-school clinics.

AYSO’s camps for 2020

will run between July 13-

18 and Aug. 17-21.

If you are interested

in learning more about

AYSO 425 and registering

your child for soccer, visit


Submitted by AYSO 425, P.O.

Box 565, Winnetka, (800)


Hang with us

this summer!



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How to Extend

Your Living Area to

Outdoor Spaces



StatePoint Media

When warmer weather arrives, it’s all

about spending time in your home’s outdoor

spaces. Here are a few new ideas for

transforming your porch, deck or yard

into an oasis of relaxation.

Spruce Up

Before getting down to brass tacks, it’s

time to give your outdoor spaces a onceover

and note what basic maintenance and

cleaning are needed; be sure to sweep up

porches and decks of debris, dust off and

move outdoor furniture out of storage and

prune trees and plants that need it. This

may be a good time to refinish or re-stain

an older deck in need of some tender loving

care. Want to add a splash of color to

the space? Give some time-worn wooden

furniture a new paint job in a bold hue.

Power Up

To match the true comfort of indoor

life to your home’s outdoor spaces, you’ll

need a safe, code-compliant and unobtrusive

way to power fans, lighting, entertainment,

electric appliances and more.

To add an outlet to raised outdoor

floors, porches and decks, consider installing

a Deck Outlet Cover from Hubbell

TayMac. Accommodating two power

cords, it lets you put the power where you

want it -- in a safe place where people are

less likely to trip over cords.

Weatherproof, UV resistant and durable

even in harsh environments, it also

features a low-profile design that meets

ADA standards, and an attractive slipresistant

texture available in gray, white

and bronze.


Given the broad scope of weatherproof

furnishings, cushions, pillows and even

rugs available on the market today, there

is absolutely no reason that your outdoor

spaces can’t offer the same level of comfort

and beauty as any den or living room,

especially now that you’ve supplied your

outdoor space with electrical power and

the flexibility to install such amenities as

an entertainment center, ceiling fans and

even chandeliers.

Just be sure everything you install is

weatherproofed and protected against the

elements, and that you select only outdoor-grade

products. However, you can

extend the life of certain items by taking

extra precautions during extreme weather

and the off-season.

By giving your home’s outdoor spaces

the same attention to detail as the indoors,

you can extend your living spaces and

even create new “rooms” in which to

dine, relax and entertain.



Our hands-on cooking camps let budding chefs ages 4to13

show their full potential and break into the culinary scene while

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Fun-filled, actionpacked


camps at Lake Forest

Parks & Recreation

Lake Forest Parks &

Recreation offers a wide

variety of summer camps

right here in our community

with flexible schedules,

affordable pricing, and a

reputation that is second to

none. From traditional day

camps to sports, nature,

dance, art, and technology,

there is a camp for every

age. Registration opens

Mar. 3 for residents, and

Mar. 10 for non-residents.

View our brochure

and register online at


com, or stop in the

Recreation Center at

400 Hastings Road, Lake


Back again this year

are the half day camp options

for our most popular

camp, All Stars & Beyond.

Half day camps run from

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and are

the perfect way to keep the

kids busy in the morning

and have afternoons free

for family picnics, beach

days, or just enjoying

the lazy days of summer.

New this year are Summer

Dance Workshops, which

are available to dancers

from ages 7-18 and offer

an amazing end of session

performance opportunity

at Lake Forest Beach.

Traditional day camps

for kids ages 3-12, Reggio

(formerly Summer Discovery),

Everett Explorers,

and All Stars, are

offered in multiple sessions,

so you can customize

your camp schedule

to fit your summer plans.

McCormick Day Camp

is offered in a six-week

session, and McCormick

Extreme for 5th and 6th

graders has a two or sixweek

option. Many of our

camps offer weekly trips

to the beach and multiple

field trips throughout the

summer. Transportation to

and from camp is available

for McCormick, All Stars,

and our Summer Dance


Our beloved Twigs Art

Camp features an emphasis

on art (including ceramics,

drawing and painting),

theatre, and dance.

Dance Me a Story

camps (ages 3-7) will have

your tiny dancer twirling

to the music of Frozen

Friends and jamming to

the music at Can’t Stop the

Feeling (Trolls). For boys

and girls, Break the Beat

Hip Hop and Calling All

Superheroes (ages 5-7) are

both high-energy camps

and will have your dancer

movin’ to the beat.

Wildlife Discovery

Center camps are always

a favorite and are one of

the best places for kids to

learn about animals and

nature as they study

and observe local wildlife

along the Middlefork

Savana. Daily interaction

with the WDC animals

provides children with

the opportunity to learn

animal handling basics

and much more.

This year, our sportspecific

camps include

archery, sailing, golf, lacrosse,

soccer, basketball,

football, gymnastics and

volleyball. We also offer

S.T.E.M. camps which include

robotics, Minecraft,

video game design, augmented

reality and more.

For older kids currently

in grades 7 through 10 or

13-15 years old, our popular

Counselor in Training

(CIT) volunteer program

offers them the opportunity

to develop leadership

skills through summer

work experience. The CIT

information packet and application

is available for

pick up at the Recreation

Center or on our website.

See you this summer.

Submitted by Lake Forest

Parks & Recreation, 400

Hastings Road, Lake Forest,

(847) 234-6700.


Join us at the pool this summer!

Summer camp enrollment is now open.

Camps available from June 9-August 27.


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What is “Social Fit” and why

is it so important at camp?

When campers arrive for their first

day of camp, the first piece of information

they usually receive is the name of

the cabin group to which they have been

assigned. But how are these cabin groupings


At many summer camps, they are organized

by arranging campers into groups

based on age and gender. This method of

grouping, where birthdays represent the

key piece of information, is very similar to

class organization procedures at schools. If

one of the main goals in sending a child to

camp is to make friends, then organizing

cabins in this way does not make sense.

There are so many variables that contribute

to friendship-making, and age

tends to be fairly low on the list. Much

more important are factors such as interests,

abilities, social skills, and introversion

versus extroversion. Some 13-yearolds

are very active, competitive, and

athletic, while others are more shy, cautious,

or cerebral. If we want to maximize

a camper’s chances of making genuine

friendships at camp, we need to give him

a lot of opportunities to spend time with

like-minded peers, which means putting

them in the same cabin.

At Camp Kodiak, we call this “social

fit.” We build our cabins according to

which campers we think would get along,

have common interests, have similar

needs, and are closely related in age.

We know that youngsters with learning

disabilities, ADHD, and ASD have higher

incidences of experiencing social difficulties

than their typically-developing peers.

Anecdotally, we hear stories from parents

about difficulties their children have had

in the past. Many of them have been bullied

or excluded, made to feel peripheral

or unwelcome in existing cliques. Since

our campers are at greater risk of isolation

and friendlessness, trying an overnight

camp (or another camp after a previous

negative experience) feels scary, so it is

paramount that we set them up for social


Not all of our campers have social skills

difficulties; some are kids or adolescents

just navigating the regular social ups and

downs that come with growing up. These

campers, too, benefit from social fit because

they need peers who challenge them

and are good candidates for true, reciprocal

friendships. Creating cabin groupings

that offer our campers the best social fit

provides all of our campers with many

opportunities each day to practise and refine

their social skills. With the guidance

and assistance of Camp Kodiak’s trained,

professional staff, our campers (and their

parents) notice significant growth in their

level of confidence in social environments

and their ability to relate to others.

How do we determine the best social fit

and groupings for cabins? Find out more

at www.campkodiak.com.

Submitted by Camp Kodiak, 4069 Pheasant

Run, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5L

2C2, (877) 569-7595.



June 21-25, 2020

Open to girls, ages 10-16

All skill levels welcome

Overnight and commuter options


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Young foodies turn up

the heat with Taste Buds

Kitchen summer cooking

camps for ages 4 to teen

What’s better than

watching your favorite

cooking shows this summer?

Being part of the action

in a fully-equipped,

custom-designed kids’

kitchen with all the right

tools at your fingertips. Be

the next Giada or Guy with

hands-on summer cooking

camps at Taste Buds

Kitchen in Bannockburn.

Budding chefs age four

to teen whip up batches of

fun and new recipes each

day. Each week is a new

culinary adventure that

explores a new theme and

unique menu, creating two

to three recipes each day -

both savory and sweet.

Themes include Plant to

Plate, Around the World,

Baking 101, Cooking Science,

Culinary Passport, Tasty

Tales, Baking Championship,

Chocolate Lovers,

Cooking Show Favorites,

Plant to Plate, and more.

Thursday is Bake Sale Day

where young chefs make




their own cookie concoctions

to present for sale to

the public to raise money

for our charity partner,

Cookies for Kids Cancer.

Last summer, TBK

campers earned $2,100

to support the cause and

learned how they can

make a difference in the

lives of others.

Younger chefs, age 4-8,

focus on the basics along

with kitchen games during

a half-day experience

offered in the morning

Join us

for endless

fun this


Summer Camp

June 8 - August 14

Ages 3-13 • Full Time and Part Time Options

from 9:00 a.m.-12:00

p.m. Afternoon campers

age 9-13 tackle advanced

techniques and culinary

challenges from 1:00 p.m.-

4:00 p.m. And ages 10 or

older can apply to be a

Counselor-in-Training for

a full day experience from

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Limited

CIT positions are

available each week so

applying early is strongly


Registration is now

open. Space is filling

quickly so sign-up today at


In addition to summer,

Taste Buds Kitchen offers

cooking camps on every

major school holiday. “At

Taste Buds Kitchen, we

bring people together to

create memories around

cooking together – regardless

of age or skill level,”

said Kitchen owner Amanda

Marijanovic. “Whether

it’s a unique date night experience,

girls’ night out,

family dinner workshop,

mommy and me class or

a weekly cooking class in

our kitchen or at a partner

school, we engage and

delight budding chefs age

2-99 with experiences that

are creative, unique and

hands-on – with everything

made from scratch.”

By day, Taste Buds

Kitchen also hosts birthday

parties, parent/child

workshops, after-school

semester classes, field

trips, scout troops, and


By night, public adult

workshops and private

events are BYOB and

ideal for team building and

corporate groups, bachelorette

and bridal/baby

showers, and any occasion

worth celebrating. Private

lessons and gift cards are

also available.

Visit tastebudskitchen.

com/bannockburn or call

847-230-0330 to register


Submitted by Taste Buds

Kitchen, 2521 Waukegan

Road, Bannockburn, (847)


445 Pine Street, Deerfield, IL


email: info@haamail.net

website: hellenicamericanacademy.org

Our summer camp

provides a unique dual

language program

infused with the timeless

classical ideals.


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Learn to code this summer at Codeverse Summer Camps

From creating video

games and 3D models, to

building and navigating

robots around a futuristic

lab, Codeverse summer

camp located in Wilmette

is an out-of-this-world

experience for kids ages


This summer, launch

your kids into a universe

of fun and learning at

Codeverse’s week-long

day camps.

Spend a week exploring

their interactive studio,

creating multi-level video

games, building real robots,

designing 3D printed

projects, learning to code

and more. The Codeverse

summer camp program is

designed for first through

eighth graders and is

packed with hands-on

STEM activities and challenges

for beginner and

pro coders alike.

An interactive camp


The Codeverse studio is

a futuristic, digital wonderland.

Every aspect —

from the furniture to the

hardware — is designed

to encourage play, inspire

creativity, pique curiosity

and promote collaboration.

Each day of camp is assigned

a theme (game development,

robotics, 3D

printing, circuitry, etc.)

and is comprised of exciting

and educational adventures,


• Program concert-hall

lights and speakers, robot

arms, and TVs using

real code. Bring the studio

to life.

• Build your own robot

and compete in highspeed

robot races on obstacle

courses designed

by campers.


• Create jaw-dropping

3D printed designs with


• Design multi-level

video games. Play and

share with friends and


Throughout the week,

campers embark on explorations

(field trips) to nearby

businesses. Past explorations

include the Apple

store, Children’s Museum

and Whole Foods.

To cap it off, campers

show off their coding

creations to family and

friends during Demo Day,

a celebration that is held

every Friday afternoon

during camp.

Award-winning curriculum

At Codeverse, campers

build games and apps, as

well as program dozens

of gadgets featured within

the Codeverse studio, using

KidScript. KidScript

is a real programming

language that draws inspiration

from (and acts as a

gateway to) other languages,

including JavaScript,

Ruby, Python, C++, and

Visual Basic. It includes

all the key concepts of

programming and enables

untethered creativity for

each kid that attends camp.


Summer Camp Schedule

Weekly summer camps

run Monday through Friday

from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

(with late pick-up available).

Lunches, beverages,

and afternoon snacks are

included in the camp, with

flexibility in dietary restrictions.

The camp is located

at 517 Green Bay Road,

Wilmette. Call or Text for

more information at (844)


Early Bird Pricing

Right now, Codeverse

is offering $200 off 2020

Summer Camps until

3/31/20. To reserve your

child’s spot, visit codeverse.com/camps/

and use

code EARLYBIRD-200.

Submitted by Codeverse, 517

Green Bay Road, Wilmette,

(844) 644-2633.




Camp Nicolet for Girls


North Shore School of Dance

505 Laurel Avenue, Highland Park

Visit www.northshoredance.com for

more information & registration!

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Missouri Military Academy

offers boys ability

to compete and thrive

Since 1889, thousands

of parents have looked to

Missouri Military Academy

(MMA) to give their

boys the structure, responsibility

and love they

need to grow, compete and

thrive — and ultimately

become young men who

are in full command of

their lives.

Students come from

across the United States

and around the world to attend


Focused on the education

of boys in grades 7

through 12 and post-grad

year, the

Academy is a collegepreparatory


school with a military

tradition. MMA’s comprehensive

360° Education

empowers boys and young

men to unlock their full

potential. Through MMA,

families give their boys

gifts of courage, strength,

heart and pride — an edge

to triumph in college and

in life. “We have known

what potential he has and

he is now seeing for himself,”

say MMA parents

Bob and Jennifer Wever.

“MMA has been the best

decision we have ever

made for our son.”

MMA understands and

embraces how boys learn

and what inspires and

challenges them. Through

MMA’s tight-knit environment,

supported by peers,

teachers, and mentors,

boys learn personal accountability,


and self-discipline.

“MMA has given my son

the ability to think about

his choices and to take

responsibility for them.

He has learned that he is

in charge of his freedom,

privileges, and future,”

says MMA mom Dr. Victoria

Thompson. “He said

to me, ‘I know I don’t tell

you enough, but I am very

grateful for the opportunity

you have given me to be

able to go to MMA.’”

Known for their sense

of character and strong

leadership traits, MMA

graduates consistently

achieve 100 percent college

acceptance and earn

an impressive number of

scholarships. Recent graduates

have been accepted

to Loyola Marymount

University, Case Western


Savannah College of Art

and Design, the Citadel,

the U.S. Merchant Marine

Academy, University of

Washington, and more.

MMA’s unique Triumph

Program gives students

an early start on college.

Qualifying students can

finish high school with one

year of college -- or even

earn their associate degree.

Supported by MMA’s

structured environment,

students take classes with

William Woods University

faculty on MMA’s campus.

Parents and students

benefit from a map to college

graduation, starting as

early as middle school, to

help understand their college

investment and academic


Located in central Missouri,

approximately six

hours from Chicago, Missouri

Military Academy’s

248-acre campus provides

a safe, supportive, and scenic

setting for learning and

growth. Visit missourimilitaryacademy.org

for more


Submitted by the Missouri

Military Academy, 204 N

Grand St., Mexico, MO,

(573) 581-1776

Are Your Kids Using Mobile Devices Safely and Responsibly?

Statepoint Media

Does your child have a

digital device? They are in

good company. Fifty-three

percent of children own a

smartphone by age 11, and

84 percent of teenagers

have their own phones, according

to Common Sense


While there are many

great benefits to being digitally

connected at a young

age, there are certain issues

families should address.

Consider these suggestions

for safer, more responsible

mobile device use:

1) Discuss privilege and

trust. Have a casual, openended

chat about the privilege

and responsibilities

of device ownership. Ask

questions about whether

their friends own devices,

and what they’re most excited

to use it for.

2) Set clear agreements.

Setting clear rules about device

usage is essential. Depending

on your child’s age,

you may agree that the device

only to be used for certain

purposes (for example:

contacting you, FaceTiming

relatives, doing homework).

Even with older kids and

teens, it’s important to discuss

appropriate online behavior,

healthy digital habits

and “screen etiquette.”

Consider putting together a

“contract” to be displayed

somewhere visible.

3) Buy a protective case

and warranty. Devices are

easy to lose or break -- especially

by kids. Consider

buying a durable case and

screen protector as additional

presents, and definitely

purchase a warranty through

your carrier or a third party.

Finally, make sure you have

a location monitoring app

installed on your child’s device,

which offers peace of

mind, saves headaches coordinating

pickups and can

help you locate lost devices

in a pinch.

4) Download a parental

guidance app. Download a

parental guidance app onto

your own device, such as

OurPact, which allows you

to install a simple profile on

your child’s device. Then,

you can remotely set up

automated schedules for

when internet and apps are

unavailable, or block access

manually to the device for

a specified period of time.

With such features as URL

whitelisting and blacklisting,

daily screen time allowances

and iMessage/

SMS blocking, you can be

engaged with how your

child uses their device, letting

you enjoy the peace of

mind knowing they aren’t

playing Angry Birds or

Fruit Ninja past bedtime

when they should be snoozing.

Available at the iOS

App Store and Google Play

Store, parents can also sign

up for an account at www.


5) Screen applications for

quality. Make sure all apps

installed on your child’s device

pass your approval. It’s

good practice to have the

App Store blocked using a

tool like OurPact. This way,

when your child wants to

install a new app, you can

research it together.

6) Practice what you

preach! Kids are more likely

to respond to actions over

words, so make sure that

you’re setting a good example.

Don’t send emails at

the dinner table. Never text

and drive. Make eye contact

when you talk. Last but not

least: always put relationships

-- especially with your

children – before devices.

For peace of mind, be

sure your child is using their

digital device safely and responsibly.

22ndCenturyMedia.com camp guide part two

22nd century media | March 5, 2020 | 13

Wide range of programs help children learn technology at iD Tech

iD Tech is the world

leader in summer STEM

education, with 450,000

alumni and over 20 years

of experience. Programs

for ages 7-19 are held at

150 prestigious campuses

in the United States, Europe,

and Asia, including

Northwestern University,

Loyola-University Chicago,

Lake Forest College, New

York Univeristy, California

Institute of Technology and

Imperial College London.

Summer tuition includes:

• An elite campus experience

• We’re trusted and hosted

by 150 of the world’s top


• Tech rockstar instructors

• We recruit all-adult tech

experts (never Counselors-in-Training).

• iD Small Class Guarantee

• Kids and teens experience

personalized learning

with 10 students max

per instructor.

• Gamified learning for

long-term success

• Students can achieve

L10 status to stand out

to colleges and future


• In-demand curriculum +

skill certification

• The hottest STEM


• 12 online iD Master

Classes ($300 value)

• Exclusive industry insights

from tech icons all

year long.

With our exclusive lineup

of courses in coding, game

dev, robotics, and creative

arts, students hone an impressive

skill set, flex their

creativity, and experiment

with the newest and best

tech tools.

Course paths include:

• Coding

Code a game or app,

experiment with AI, explore

data science, and

discover the secrets of cyber


• Game Dev

Create worlds, mod favorite

titles, design 3-D

levels, and learn the cycle

of game production.

• Robotics

Bring robots to life

with code, work with

sensors and microcontrollers,

and delve into

autonomous driving.

• Creative

Produce and stream

videos, edit photos, create

digital music, design 3D

models, and kick-start a


While most programs are

weeklong (with optional

overnight stays at many locations),

teens can enroll in

two-week, pre-collegiate

Academies for an extra immersive


Programs include:

iD Tech Camps: Our flagship

camp offers courses

for every interest in a wellbalanced,

fun environment.

Alexa Café: Our all-girls

program features a unique

mix of tech and social impact

in a stylish, empowering


iD Coding and AI Academy:

Teens get immersed in

a startup environment in this

intensive, pre-collegiate dev

shop experience.

iD Game Dev Academy:

Teens kick-start dream careers

with an intensive, precollegiate

game industry


AcademyNEXT: In this

machine learning and AI

bootcamp, our most experienced

students solve realworld

challenges and network

with top recruiters.

Online Private Lessons:

Kids and teens can prep for

a summer course, continue

learning afterwards, or dive

into a new topic anytime.

Join us and see firsthand

why over 450,000 camp

alumni are raving about our

programs. Visit iDTech.

com for more information,

or call our Camp Specialists

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a personalized course recommendation.

Submitted by iDTech, 910 E

Hamilton Ave., Campbell, CA,

(888) 709-8324

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Nike Volleyball Camps comes to Lake Forest College

The Nike Volleyball

Camp at Lake Forest College

offers a mix of fun activities

and volleyball instruction

to create a unique

camp experience. This

camp offers girls, ages

10-16, of all skills levels,

a chance to stay overnight

in the Lake Forest College

dorms or attend daily as

commuters. Campers will

work on all aspects of volleyball

through a combination

of stations, contests,

team practices, and games.

Fun activities are also in

store for the Nike volleyball

campers. After each

evening training session,

girls are offered the opportunity

to swim in the indoor

recreational pool. On

Wednesday, there will be a

Camp “Fun” Night and on

the last day of camp, a special

Breakfast of Champions

will take place in the

Sports Center for all campers

to attend. During the

end of camp ceremonies,

players will receive a personal

evaluation card from

their team coach as well as

a special commemorative

camp group photo.

This popular camp was

previously known as the

“One Step Closer” (OSC)

Volleyball Camp and has

been running for over 28

years under direction of

former Lake Forest head

coach, Jackie Slaats. Starting

in 2020, the OSC camp

will now be a part of the

Nike Volleyball Camps

network and Coach Slaats,

who recently changed jobs

at the college, will hand

the director role over to

the current head volleyball

coach Katie Rueffer.

In a letter addressed to

her former OSC campers

and parents, Coach Slaats

wrote, “After 30 years and

what has been a highlight

of my summers, I have

decided to step away from

directing OSC Camps. Katie

Rueffer, one of our veteran

OSC coaches and current

head volleyball coach,

is excited to assume the

director role. I couldn’t be

prouder to turn the camp

reins over to Katie and

I am confident that she,

along with other returning

camp staff, will work hard

to keep the OSC Camp

reputation and traditions


Slaats went on to explain

the exciting benefits of the

new Nike sponsorship.

“Coach Rueffer and her

staff will be running camp

this summer under a new

and recognizable name:

Nike Sports Camps. Nike

Sports Camps will help

with camp operations, as

well as providing awesome

Nike Camp t-shirts

and other cool swag for

our campers.”

Spaces are limited and

many Nike camps sell out

with long waitlists, so early

registration is the best

way to guarantee that you

get your child in.

Players, parents, and

coaches interested in

the camp can visit USSportsCamps.com

or call


Submitted by U.S. Sports

Camps, 1010 B St., San Rafael,

CA, (415) 479-6060

Digital Adventures educates campers through technology

In Today’s Day And

Age, It’s Tough Being A

Parent. Can You Imagine

How Much Harder It Is To

Be Your Kid?

There are so many unknowns

and we are trying

to do our best to prepare

our children for the future.

In just five years, more

than one-third of the skills

we believe are essential

for today’s workforce will

have changed. The future

workplace is going to demand

new ways of thinking

and the ability to learn,

unlearn, and relearn new

skills. So how do we help

our kids stay ahead of the

curve? How do we nurture

their gifts and encourage

them to pursue their interests,

in a healthy, joyful,

and meaningful way? And

most importantly how do

we do this without creating

anxiety or burning

them out?

At Digital Adventures,

we believe that it is critical

for educators to partner

with parents and develop

programs that draw from

our children’s interests,

curiosities, thirst of knowledge.

And what is everyone

drawn to nowadays? Technology.

But aren’t screens

bad? This might just be my

opinion, but as a mother of

a 6-year-old who loves to

play Roblox, don’t most

of us this that it is our job

to say no to screen time?

Guess what? We’ve been

misinformed. The American

Academy of Pediatrics

revised their guidelines

around children and media

a few years back, and in a

nutshell, the latest research

shows that spending media

time together with kids

is good for them. That includes

gaming, robotics,

and believe it or not, watching

TV (I still struggle to

wrap my head around TV

being good for my kid).

In January, I joined the

brilliant team at Digital

Adventures because

they’ve managed to create

an incredible coding,

robotics, and game design

program that accomplishes

this and more. And as a

parent that doesn’t know

enough about how to support

my child’s interest in

Roblox, robotics, coding,

and gaming, I’m grateful

to have them as a partner.

Our educators have figured

out how to harness

the power of emerging

technology to help parents

and kids of all ages to have

fun while developing the

social-emotional intelligence,

a problem-solving

skill set, and an entrepreneurial

mindset to live a

healthy, happy, and successful


So what are you waiting

for? I hope to see you in

class soon.

To learn more about

Digital Adventures, visit

our website, follow us on

Facebook, or sign up for a

free trial class.

Submitted by Digital Adventures,

406 Linden Ave.,

Wilmette, (844) 543-2633

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22nd century media | March 5, 2020 | 15

Harand Camp of the Theatre

Arts combines performing

arts with the fun of camp life

One, three, and six-week

overnight camp options

for ages 7-18

The renowned Harand Camp

of the Theatre Arts, located on the

campus of Carthage College in

Kenosha, presents its 66th summer

of theater, fun and friendship in

2020. To register, or for more information,

contact (847) 864-1500,

harandcamp@gmail.com or visit


Established in 1955, Harand

Camp was one of the first residential

camps to combine musical theater

with the fun of traditional camp

life. Located on the beautiful campus

of Carthage College in Kenosha,

Harand offers performing arts

training for campers ages 7 to 18,

plus sports, activities, and camp

fun in a supportive, family environment.

Sessions run one, three,

or six weeks and culminate with

large-scale performances in a 400-

seat, state-of-the-art theater.

In preparation for shows, campers

take daily classes in singing,

dancing, and acting with occasional

evening rehearsals. Harand

Camp adheres to a non-competitive

philosophy where “no man is an

island” and everyone is a star. It

is the goal for everyone to develop

performance skills while also

building self-confidence. Harand

is a second home to thousands of

alums worldwide who have built

lifelong friendships and cherished


During the first three-week session

(June 21 – July 12) campers

perform in a major musical revue

featuring the entire camp. Each

group stars in two sections of nonstop

singing and dancing wearing

amazing costumes. During the second

three-week session (July 13 –

August 2) each age group prepares

a full-length musical with every

camper performing a lead role and

in the ensemble – ensuring everyone

has the chance to shine.

Campers may also attend for

six weeks (June 21 – August 2) or

a unique one-week session (June

21 – 27) exclusive to new campers,

ages 7-12. This option is perfect

for children who have never been

away from home. Space in the oneweek

program is very limited.

In addition to the theatre program,

campers take three electives

per day. Options include a variety

of sports, fitness, fine arts and activity

classes as well as additional performing

arts and production electives.

Every evening features an

exciting schedule of cabin nights,

events, all-camp games, concerts

and trips bowling, skating, or to a

local entertainment park.

Campers also enjoy the comfort

of modern facilities, residing in

dorms overlooking Lake Michigan.

Delicious meals are served in

a renovated dining hall with an extensive

menu by Sodexo. Accommodations

can be made for special

dietary needs. Other amenities include:

An Olympic-size pool, a dance

and fitness center, on-campus security,

a nurse, low camper/staff ratio,

and ACA Accreditation (Program

Excellence Award).

Harand Camp strives to make the

camp experience affordable for all

families and offers a variety of discounts,

payment plans and scholarships.

Need-based scholarships are

awarded through the Harand Camp

Scholarship Fund, a 501c3 organization.

For more information contact

(847) 864-1500, harandcamp@

gmail.com or visit www.harandcamp.com.

Follow “Harand-

Camp” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

and YouTube.

Submitted by Harand Camp of the

Theater Arts, 1569 Sherman Ave.,

Evanston, IL, 60201, (847) 864-1500

Join the fun at

Good Times

Summer Day Camp

Our 40th summer is around

the corner.

Good Times Summer Day

Camp offers flexible programs

running from June 18 until

Aug. 10. Camp options include

daily, weekly, or the entire


You can pick the exact

schedule you need and we’ll

supply the good times.

Good Times Day Camp offers

many convenient drop off

locations including Glenview,

Northbrook and Deerfield.

Keep your camper safe and


Flexible schedules with extended

hours. Enjoy the best

field trips, coolest pools and the

most exciting events.

Check out the 2020 Calendar

at GoodTimesCamp.com.

The jammed packed schedule


Sixteen amazing field trips

•Enchanted Castle

•Odyssey Fun World

•Great America, Dave &


•Hollywood Park

•Action Territory

•Sky High

•Safari Land

•Santa’s Village

•Lake County Fair


swimming trips

•Flick Pool

•Roosevelt Pool

•Bare Foot Bay

•Rainbow Falls

•Vernon Hills Aquatic Center

•Wheeling Aquatic Center

Eight themed costume and

cookout days with kid friendly

food provided by Portillo’s,

Olive Garden and Buffalo Wild

Wings. Special events include

teddy stuffers, s’mores and a

professional jugglers.

Sports? We have all sorts of


It’s your camper’s choice,

all geared for Fun. Basketball,

Baseball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball,

Badminton, Tetherball,

Dodgeball, Floor Hockey, Ping

Pong, Air Hockey, Foosball, and

Dome Hockey.

For more information, or to

view all options for camps, visit


Submitted by Good Times Summer

Day Camp, 300 Waukegan Road,

Glenview, (847) 729-4884.

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June 8-July 10 and July 27-July 31 Ages 7 and up



Coding. Game dev. Robotics. Digital arts.

This isn’t just a camp. It’s an experience

unlike any other. Here, you push past the

expert instructors, you will build the skills


Request your brochure today!

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