Hudson Valley Parent

HVP March 2017

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6 Hudson Valley Parent n March 2017 Publisher TERRIE GOLDSTEIN Editor SARA DUNN Executive Assistant to the Publisher BRITTANY L. MORGAN Media Advisors CHRISTY OLIVIER MATTHEW SILVERMAN Community Liaison PAMELA PERRY Traf f ic Manager PAM SOSCIA INTERN JULIA RECINE Layout & Design ENGLE PRINTING also publishers of MY family MY family Hudson Valley Parent is published monthly by: The Professional Image Marketing & Public Relations Inc. 174 South Street • Newburgh, NY 12550 Phone: 845-562-3606 • Fax: 845-562-3681 This publication is copyrighted by the publisher. Reproduction without written permission of the publisher is prohibited. Hudson Valley Parent welcomes submissions, although we cannot accept responsibility for work submitted nor guarantee publication. A lthough the summer school vacation may seem far off, now is the right time to start planning how your chil- dren will spend their time after classes let out and the weather gets hot. Camp helps to keep up the momentum on a child's schedule. It also offers continued enrichment and provides new avenues for children to explore and make new friends outside of their regular school-year social circle. There's also the increased physical fitness that comes with being outside more often than sitting behind a desk. These aspects of summer camp might be even more important today than they were just a short time ago, with so many children glued to digi- tal devices and video games. The activities at summer camp cultivate increased social interaction and offer old-fashioned, hands-on activities that gives young people inspiration to do more of the same when school is back in session. Camp should be about exploration and fun - offering children a chance to relax for a bit when away from the structured schedule of learning, homework and test taking - but parents, of course, want to make an informed decision about where their children will be spending their time while away from home. Hudson Valley Parent is here to offer a helping hand in the process. Next month, the magazine fea- tures another camp guide to show- case all of the fascinating places in the valley to engage your little ones, elementary school students, tweens and teens during the school break. And to kick off the planning season -- along with a chance for some parents to win a sizeable gift certificate to offset the cost of summer camp -- Hudson Valley Parent will be hosting a Summer Camp-a-palooza at the Poughkeepsie Galleria in the Center Court (next to the Easter Bunny) on Sunday, March 26 from noon to 2 p.m. The camp fair features representa- tives from local summer camps who will be on-hand to share information with parents about which camp would be most suitable - and the most fun! - for their individual child. Additionally, parents who attend the fair at the mall have an oppor- tunity to enter a contest to win one of the $350 gift certificates offered by each of the camps featured at the fair. Prior to the event on March 26, parents also have an opportunity to enter a contest online to win one of the $350 gift certificates offered by an additional three local camps: Wayfinder Experience in Kings- ton, Taconic Sport & Racquet in Hopewell Junction or Camp Hillcroft in Lagrangeville. To enter, visit our website at between March 20 and March 25 to fill out an entry form. Oh, and P.S., flip to page 22 for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to one of the top five independent Hudson Valley book sellers! It's time to plan for camp SARA DUNN Editor's Journal

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