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Soccer Ball Size by Age - What Size Is Right for Your Child?

Posted by Jordan Snider on Nov 25, 2022 7:07:58 AM

We love soccer at Future Stars. It’s fast-paced and fun for children of any age. Plus, it’s a great workout and requires very little equipment; you only need a field and a ball.

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Summer Camp (The Right Way!)

Posted by Jordan Snider on Nov 18, 2022 6:39:14 AM

Before starting the summer camp enrollment process, there’s some preparation involved. 

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How Campers Are Grouped at Future Stars Summer Camps

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jul 14, 2022 12:15:00 PM

Whether you’re sending your child to a specialty camp or a traditional summer camp, it’s important to most parents that their child will be challenged by their program of choice.

While our goal is to provide campers with an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to develop new skills, we also want to help them make new friends and grow healthy social skills. 

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Topics: Camper experience, first time campers, bonding, Friendship

What if My Child Doesn’t Know Anyone at Camp?

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jul 7, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Once the costs of summer camp are taken care of and the enrollment process is complete, there’s one more question that parents often have about their child's camp experience: 

"What if they don’t know anyone?"

We know that parents want their kids to be comfortable when they’re at summer camp. Many summer camps, Future Stars included, provide experiences that help quell any uneasiness surrounding a child going to camp on their own. 

Here’s what you need to know. 

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Topics: first time campers, Sharing, bonding, friends

Preparing a Shy Child for Summer Camp

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jun 30, 2022 12:15:00 PM

Summer camp season is an exciting time for children everywhere.

Veterans of camp get to see all of their old friends and get back to their favorite summer activities. Newcomers have a brand new experience to look forward to.

However, for shy kids, there can be some extra preparation involved. The excitement levels are there, but there are some strategies you can use to quell the uneasiness surrounding a new environment for a shy camper.

Here are five tips for preparing a shy child for summer camp. 

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Topics: Camper experience, bonding, child development, Confidence, emotions

A Look at Volleyball History - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jun 29, 2022 4:45:00 PM

Many sports have a rich and interesting history. 

Tennis players used the palms of their hands before rackets were invented. Basketball used a peach basket for a hoop and referees had to climb up a ladder to retrieve the ball. 

Volleyball is another sport with an interesting history. Before growing into a global phenomenon, it had humble beginnings.

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Topics: Views, volleyball

What is the Future Stars Lunch Program?

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jun 23, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Summer camp season is nearly here—are you ready?

Enrollment for summer camp is an exciting time. After you start filling out the forms, you start to feel that sense of excitement, knowing that your child will have an unforgettable summer.

We like to maintain a straightforward, seamless enrollment process at Future Stars to amplify this excitement. However, there are a few extras to consider when enrolling at Future Stars.

One of those extras is the Future Stars lunch program.

Below, we’ll highlight some of the most common questions we get about our lunch programs, from locations to dietary considerations and more.

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Topics: Camper experience, nutrition

6 Lunch Ideas For Summer Camp That Kids Will Love

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jun 16, 2022 8:15:00 AM

Camp season is just around the corner!

As the weather heats up, camp veterans and newcomers have one thing on their minds: They can’t wait to get to camp. Once the camp preparation is done, there’s only one thing left to take care of.

Summer camp lunches.

Many camps offer lunch programs for campers (we do at our Syosset, Farmingdale, and Southampton locations!), but if you prefer to send your child with a packed lunch, here are 6 ideas to get you started.

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Topics: Wellness, nutrition

Day Camp or Overnight Camp - Which One is Best For My Child?

Posted by Jordan Snider on Jun 9, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Summer is almost here, and with it comes one of the most exciting times for kids: Summer camp season!

The camp season also involves choosing the right type of summer camp for your child. You’ve got traditional vs. specialty camps, art camps, sports camps, and more. 

There’s also the choice between sending your child to day camp or overnight camp.

To help you decide, we’ll lay it all out for you—here’s what you need to know about day camps and overnight camps. 

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Topics: Camper experience, first time campers

What Equipment Do Campers Need to Bring?

Posted by Jordan Snider on May 9, 2022 8:15:00 AM

Getting your child ready for summer camp involves a ton of preparation. You’ll need to decide which type of camp is right for them, whether you want to send them to sleepaway camp or day camp, and more. 

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