We are New England's go-to resource for camps AND for families. Winter is a super busy time as camp professionals and staff members ramp up for the summer season and as families busy themselves first with camp selection and enrollment and then with getting ready to go!

Some of our latest advice from Executive Director, Bette Bussel, appeared Sunday in the 3-2-14 Boston Globe Magazine's article: The top 5 mistakes parents make when choosing a summer camp

Mistake No. 1 > Sending Kids Away Too Soon — Or Too Late

If you’re considering sleep-away, most first-timers start around third or fourth grade, says Bette Bussel, head of the American Camp Association, New England. Your child might be ready earlier or later. Ask yourself: Is she comfortable being dropped off at new places? Sleeping over at a friend’s house without issues? Able to self-groom? A camp director can help weigh in. However, do think twice about waiting too long. It may be harder for an older camper to break into the mix.