Interesting things I learned at the Harford County Kids Magazine Camp & Education Fair

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    I took my son to the Harford County Kids Magazine Camp & Education Fair at the Harford Mall Saturday and we learned a few interesting tidbits. Much to his dismay, Huntington Learning Center has partnered with the YMCA to put together a summer camp that is part summer school, part outdoor summer camp fun at the YMCA’s Camp Milstad. I thought it was a brilliant idea. My 8-year-old did not. He pulled me aside and asked to know specifically what he need to improve upon to avoid this camp. At least I got his attention. Another tidbit I learned was that as a fourth-grader my son will have an easier time finding open slots in programs that interest him. Apparently, the blizzard of 1996 left the area with a bit of a fifth-grader boom. You go long enough without milk and bread and suddenly those 1997 babies have to compete for everything from classroom slots to camp cots. I was intrigued by a camp I found for children grieving a loved one who died in the past year. (I thought my mother would be interested in this camp since she’s a grief counselor and reads this blog). Harford Hospice hosts Camp Chenoa, which is a weekend retreat (June 23-24) for kids age six through 12. It’s held at the Harford County 4H Camp at the Rocks, 8 Cherry Hill Road in Street. It costs $5 per child. It doesn’t look like they have a website but the number is 410-931-0990, ext. 1155 or toll free at 1-877-640-1809, ext. 1155. If you missed the camp fair, the latest issue of the Harford County Kids Magazine has a listing of 83 area camps. Click here to see the list online.