Nurturing Friendships at Camp

See all of our Summer Camp programs   Summer camp is a unique experience in a child’s life, offering a wealth of chances for personal growth, adventure, and, perhaps most importantly, forming new friendships. However, amidst the excitement, there can also be some apprehension, particularly when it comes to meeting new people. Children may feel […]

The Importance Of Summer Learning

As the school year comes to a close, many students and parents may be looking forward to a well-deserved break from homework, studying, and early morning alarms. However, taking a break from learning can have negative consequences on a child’s education. There are tons of ways to keep kids learning while making sure they have […]

Kids Need More Play Time

No, this article wasn’t written by children, we promise. Evidence is mounting that play time is actually one of the most important parts of a child’s early development. Organizations like iCAMP are dedicated to bringing the power of play to as many kid’s as possible – and that’s more important now than it’s ever been […]

Why STEAM Is Vital to the Future of Elementary Education

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At iCAMP,  we believe art and creativity must go hand-in-hand with the world of natural science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This philosophy is central to STEAM education, and is the main focus behind each of our lesson plans and every one of our courses.   By combining the arts and sciences for students in elementary […]

9 Holiday Gift Ideas from iCAMP’s Resident Mom

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It’s that time of year – shopping for holiday gifts is the task at the top of everyone’s to-do list. When you’re searching for gift ideas to suit a curious child, it’s helpful to enlist some expert advice. That’s why we asked our resident mom (and iCAMP co-founder) Lulu Keszler for her thoughts on hot […]

Minecraft Adventure Mode – Tips, Tricks & Definitions

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Since its launch in 2009, Minecraft has continued to grow and attract players of all ages and experience levels. With multiple game modes available, players have many diverse gameplay options, both challenging and creative, to choose from. Minecraft’s design is a relatively simple block style, and with the addition of Adventure mode in 2012, players […]

How Many Game Modes in Minecraft

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How Many Game Modes Are There in Minecraft?   Minecraft has become one of the classic games of our time. And with so many available game modes, each person’s experience can be fairly different depending on which you choose beyond the default.   If you want to focus more on the building and exploratory aspects […]

Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport

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Are Video Games a Sport? Should video games be considered a sport? We explore this much-debated topic below by looking at how eSports like video games compare to traditional sports, their similarities and differences, and how the two are perceived culturally. Read on to learn our six reasons why video games should be considered a […]

5 Best Coding Languages for Kids

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Learning to code might seem like an intimidating or daunting skill to acquire no matter your age, let alone be something suited for children. However, it can be an incredibly useful discipline that radiates throughout your child’s life into other areas of their academic studies. Coding makes kids better problem-solvers, teaches teamwork, organizes thinking, and […]

Coding for Kids – What Are Coding Camps for Kids & Why Are They Important

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Coding for kids is on the rise. In the last few years coding camps, after-school programs, and classes for kids of a wide range of ages have become increasingly popular. While learning to code may seem like a daunting task, especially for younger grade-schoolers, in reality, it’s not so different from learning another subject in […]

Coding for Kids in 2020: How Learning Code Can Prepare Your Kids for the Future

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Our Take On Coding For Kids iCAMP holds close it’s guiding principle of preparing children for the future while making learning fun. We feel especially passionate about equipping kids with the tools and skills they will most need to find future success. Coding is often referred to as the language of the future, and while […]

Free Tools and Resources You Can Use to Teach Your Child to Draw

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Your children are not a masterpiece that you create. They are their own masterpiece, creating themselves, and you have been given the privilege of watching them be the artist. J Warren Welch Are you looking for ways to support your child’s creative development? Help them become the best artist they can be by trying out […]

How to Make a Pop-Up Book

Have you ever read a book made with incredible pop-up illustrations? The ones that jump right out at the reader? Some of these books are truly three-dimensional masterpieces and quite realistically bring the story to life. If you feel inspired by pop-up books, follow this simple guide to creating your own unique pop-up story. We’ve […]

Graphic Design For Kids

What is graphic design? Graphic design is all around us. We see its elements used in everything that hasn’t been created by nature – fine arts, traffic signs, web design, font styles, logos, book covers, and more! Graphic design uses forms, pictures, words, and graphics as tools to express meaningful ideas to reach a certain […]

NY School Calendar 2020

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Ongoing uncertainty regarding when schools will reopen has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind since school districts across New York State closed their doors on March 16th and shifted toward remote learning. Parents are appropriately concerned about what the upcoming 2020-2021 school year will look like for students and staff. While so much remains […]

Getting through COVID-19

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As the news of Covid-19 has increasingly filled our homes over the past few weeks, many of us have had to make adjustments to our routines and expectations. We’ve had to become even more diligent about handwashing, we’ve had to cancel travel arrangements, and some of us may have loved ones who have already been […]

CIT program

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Counselor in Training Program Summer 2020 Our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program aims to train participants to be effective leaders and to understand the necessary qualities and responsibilities required to be a camp counselor. iCAMP enables all program participants with the tools to be leaders in the camp setting and the community at large. Enroll in CIT […]

Summer Camp

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Hamptons Summer Camp 2020 We here at iCAMP wanted to create a space where campers could bridge the gap between virtual reality, and just plain reality. Technologies such as robotics, drones, 3-D printing and graphic design are the direction in which the world is moving, so it is crucial that children learn these skills in […]


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What are prizes for our “Coding For Kids” Virtual Classes? Students can earn coins by advancing through our “Coding For Kids” virtual classes. If a student stays focused and shows dedication toward learning in our 1-on-1 online classes, they can earn awesome prizes! Just one session can reward up to 100 coins!! The student can […]

Artificial Intelligence

With the arrival of the new year, LinkedIn has published its annual Emerging Jobs Report for 2020. The career touted as number one is Artificial Intelligence (AI), which showed an impressive 74% annual hiring growth rate over the past four years. While it may seem like something out of your favorite sci-fi movie, AI is […]