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JUNE 24 AUGUST 16
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41190 WOODWARD AVENUE
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SATURDAY, MAY 3 AT 10AM OR 1 1AM
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FOR STUDENTS Ei4i-E
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2 1/2 to
4'h year olds
July 14th - NO, 14th,
9:00 am 1 2
noon, Mon. -Thurs.
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Special to the Jewish News
adison Weisberg knows
her way around a nutri-
tion panel, and she can
tell you what Omega-3 is •
and why it's essential to a daily diet.
Teenage angst and societal pressures?
The 12-year-old Birmingham resident
learned something about those subjects
too at a Girls Empowered day camp last
summer. She's planning to return to the
Berkley-based program this year .
Sure, most summer day camps offer
the usual array of options, but these
days the choices are dizzying. The metro
area offers dozens of programs to suit
any taste and talent, schedule and wal-
let. Your child could spend weeks pro-
ducing a play, learning to pilot an air-
plane, charting the course of the planets,
writing poetry or perfecting a basketball
So, where to go?
"A good way to select a camp is to
visit a Web site and visit a camp," said
Pam Garza, executive director of the
American Camping Association's
Michigan section. "I get phone calls
from parents who thought a camp was
going to be rustic and it wasn't, or they
thought it would be formal, like with
plumbing, and it was rustic.
"Make sure you know what kind of
facility your children want. And, talk to
According to the ACA, for the past
five years day camp enrollment has
increased nearly 10 percent annually,
primarily because there are more work-
ing parents. Of the 8,000 summer
camps that serve some 10 million chil-
dren, half are day camps.
About 2,400 of the camps are accred-
ited by the ACA, which puts applicants
through a rigorous set of paces, mainly
around health and safety standards.
Check out its Web site for more infor-
Cost ranges widely, with nonprofits in
the range of $75 to $200 per week and
independents charging as much as
$1,400 for a four-week session.
Willoway Day Camp in West
Bloomfield is at the high end of the
scale, for example, but it offers swim-