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Bay Area Summer Camp Guide for Kids and Teens

This summer camp guide will help you find camps that fit your kids interests and provide some tips on how to make it easier to plan your summer with the greatest ease.  Bay Area kids benefit from a large variety of summer camps — sports, art, coding, outdoor and specialty camps! Many parents describe the […]

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How to Get Students to Volunteer (Without Nagging!)

“Who wants to come out and pick up trash in our neighborhood Saturday morning?” a bright and eager teacher asked a class of 9th graders. While a few dedicated students might show up, most probably won’t. Saturday morning is prime time for middle and high school students to sleep in, not volunteer. But, counselors, teachers, […]

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The 12 Best Places to Get Birthday Freebies for Kids

Your child’s birthday can be even sweeter with these 12 free birthday freebies. Many freebies are available for 2-4 weeks after your birthday so you can celebrate all month!  To plan the perfect, hassle-free birthday party for your child, visit ActivityHero to find a birthday party place near you.  Baskin Robbins Get free ice cream […]

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7 Clever Ways to Keep Kids Cool on Hot Days

The best summertime activities help your kids beat the heat while having a blast. Here are 7 fun ideas to try out!

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Biking: 6 Practical Tips for Families

Whether you love a leisurely ride or a real off-road adventure, find a type of biking that appeals to your family. Here are 6 practical tips to get kids started with family-friendly biking. By the ActivityHero Team with Guest Amanda Wilks Over the summer, kids will be tempted to spend hours glued to electronic devices. […]

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Outdoor Activities for Earth Day

Getting outside is healthy for the body and the mind. This Earth Day, why not get the whole family outdoors for some memorable adventures? By Wendy Chou Research has shown that getting outside keeps kids moving, lowering the risk of childhood obesity. Another health benefit from being out and about: added Vitamin D, which strengthens […]

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8 Spring Activities for Preschoolers

Need something new to do with your little ones as the weather warms up? Welcome spring together with these creative and sensory outdoor activities.

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Is Sleepaway Camp Right for My Kid?

Considering exploring overnight camps for your children this summer? Two directors share tips to prepare kids for the positive experience of a lifetime.

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10 Media Choices for Kids Going to Sleepaway Camp

These books, movies, and TV shows offer a glimpse into the magical world of overnight camps — and can help ease kids’ minds before packing their bags.

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7 Secrets to Happy Hiking with Kids

Don’t hibernate this winter! Get the family outside for some fun and fresh air with these hiking tips from an ActivityHero expert.

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10 Fun Family Camping Activities

Headed off to the woods with a tent and some sleeping bags? Take along these creative ideas to make family camping extra fun.

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Where to Dig for Buried Treasure in the United States

What kid doesn’t dream about becoming a pirate and digging up buried treasure to fill their chest? You may not be able to sail the bounding seas on your summer vacation, but you and your kids can enjoy nature while digging for buried treasure across the U.S. From gold and gems to actual dinosaur fossils, […]

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Pet Shop Activities for Kids

Pet Shop Activities Every mom, dad, and grandma needs a few activities that are always at the ready. Our pet shop scavenger hunt and math games are easy enough to pull out quickly when you are dying for a new idea, and can work well together or individually. Whether you use our pet shop activities […]

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8 Great Holiday Activities You Can Do With Your Kids

Christmas break and other holidays can leave kids bored or blue. Beat cabin fever with these low-cost family-fun activities that kids of all ages enjoy.