Favorite Books for Summer Reading

Our camp counselors will be using a variety of books to “Inspiring Children to Change the World” this summer.    Here is a list of a few of our favorite books you may hear more about this summer. The Red Bicycle by Jude Isbella Discover cycling as a mode of transportation. This is the tale of…

Minnieland Academies in Braemar and Courthouse granted full NAEYC Accreditation

Minnieland Academy locations at Braemar (Bristow, VA) and Courthouse (Spotylvania, VA) were recently granted accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In the 30 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by…

Let’s hear from Staff. What’s your favorite activity at camp?

Camp Edventure Staff at Cloverdale love… “Swimming! Having our own pool makes it so much less stressful and just more time to enjoy swimming with the children” “Fieldtrips! Getting to experience many trips and changing them up from year to year to keep the children interested” “Kings Dominion! The trip is so well planned and…

Being a Camp Edventure Counselor is the BEST Job You’ll Ever Have

If you’re looking for the perfect summer job, check out this list of reasons you should become a Camp Edventure Counselor.   1. Goodbye Shirt and tie! Hello, shorts and -t-shirts. That’s right! Camp requires a relaxed-fit wardrobe. 2. Successfully be a temporary parent for 8-12 weeks. You’ll feel like you can take on the…

Why children need summer camp experiences

If you can recall being a camper or remember working as a camp counselor, you already know the benefits of a traditional, recreational summer camp. If you never had a camp experience, you may not realize how significant summer camp can be for children.   Consider a few of the following reasons to send your children…

6 Summer Camp Benefits

For generations, children have spent their summers at day and sleepaway camps, trying new activities such as swimming, hiking, and various sports. But what many families may not realize is that camp provides children with different opportunities to develop important life skills that are difficult to achieve in any other environment. Below are just a few of the many benefits your children will gain from the summer camp experience.

Holidays Are Over… Now What?

That day that you and your family have been waiting for for ages is now over. Yes, over. You have done your part. You have committed to hours of shopping, baking, planning and prepping. You have wrapped presents and entertained guests. You have dealt with overly excited children and now. You. Are. Done. The awaited…

Make a Meaningful Holiday Season

December really is a wonderful time of the year. Twinkly lights strung around town, wreaths hung on neighbors’ doors, the jolly atmosphere that holiday music brings. Most importantly of all, it’s a time for family togetherness. This season offers families a valuable chance to make some great memories. How can such a value be shared…

Activities for this Holiday Season

We’re ready for Christmas and we’re counting down the days. But hold on…we can’t let Christmas slip away from us too fast! There is still so much to do. Call this a holiday to-do list, a countdown calendar or a simple bucket list…whatever you call it – it’s time to get crackin’! Find a fun…

Tips for Helping Children Sleep Well During the Holiday

By Malia Jacobson Parents’ holiday wishes are simple: children tucked snug in bed, dreaming of sugar plums. But for families with small children, the winter holidays aren’t always sleep-friendly. From late-night parties and holiday travel to school performances and visiting relatives, the holiday season is packed with sleep disruptions. Unfortunately, this can leave children tired…

How to Handle the Curiosity of a Toddler

“WHYWHYWHY:” why does this word and the never-ending repetition of it make up a toddler’s entire vocabulary? How do we deal with the curiosity that comes from such a simple question? Toddlers are known to be curious little things that never seem to sit still. We can always count on them to be tottering half…

Books to Celebrate the Season

Grab your hot cocoa and hot cider and get cozy for some adorable fall reads. These books not only teach your little one about the ways of nature and animals in the fall, but are fun to read and look at as well. Check them out! Ages 3-7 A funny read about an old lady…