These are challenging times as we deal with all of the ramifications of the COVID-19 virus. Of course, we want to continue to provide relevant and useful information to you, and so we have changed our format a bit to reflect our current situation. We have removed our event based things to do section, both in print and online, and have added things your family can do at home. We have also changed our delivery method since schools are closed. We have increased our digital distribution and are mailing to a small number of families. We have also added some COVID-19 specific content to our website, and will be updating it on a weekly basis so make sure you visit the site frequently. If you want to make sure that you receive this magazine every month, please sign up for our digital newsletter. This will assure that you don’t miss an issue.

It is not too soon to start thinking about summer camps. The thought of camps can bring joy and/or excitement to campers and parents alike. As we planned out this issue, our team had fun telling our own camp stories, and I thought I would share one of my stories with you.

When my daughter, Elesha, was 6 years old, she wanted to go to a YMCA swim camp in an adjacent town. She was going to go with her good friend who lived next door. At the last minute, her friend decided not to attend. I wanted her to change her mind in going, but she was determined to go. As I watched her get on the bus that day (the only girl at a bus stop full of boys), I was in tears. She, of course, was fearless. She thrived at the camp. My fears were unfounded, and Elesha’s camp experience added to her confidence.

We hope the content in this issue will help you with your decisions around camp, and other summer plans. If you are looking for a camp, please check our online directory for ideas!

A few of our staff recently attended the Parenting Media Association conference. We are honored that our peers have chosen to award our 2019 Health and Wellness issue Gold in the category of Overall Ancillary Issue Design. We are in the planning for Health and Wellness 2020, which will focus on Diabetes. If you are dealing with, or just worried about someone in your life getting, diabetes, please let us know what content you would find meaningful, and make sure that you subscribe for our digital issue. We publish this magazine for you, our readers.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful summer planning season and continued good health,