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How to Make a Camping Trip a Success

Published: 02/02/18
By: Yvonne Jasinski
Like with any trip, the key is the right preparation. Over the years, I developed helpful strategies for a successful camping trip. Invest in your camping equipment Proper equipment is crucial when it comes to camping. Most important is a tent. A leaking tent can ruin your trip. I highly recommend the Eureka brand. [Read More]
 

How to Make Your Food-Allergic Kid a Happy Camper

Published: 02/02/18
By: Tiffany Doerr Guerzon
Many camps are willing to accommodate food allergies. Of course, each child’s medical condition is different, so check with your allergist first. Once you have chosen a camp, research the camp’s policies on food allergies. If there is no written policy in place, pick up the phone and talk personally [Read More]
 

How to Handle Bedwetting at Sleep-Away Camp

Published: 02/01/18
By: Tiffany Doerr Guerzon
But the truth is that most camps are well-prepared to help kids with this common childhood issue, and camp staff are committed to making sure every child has a great experience. Bedwetting beyond the average age of toilet training is called nocturnal enuresis. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, [Read More]
 

A Force to be Reckoned With – Prayer Force United

Published: 02/01/18
By: Stephanie Rodda
Prayer Force United is a community effort that includes a variety of local churches, city leaders, law enforcement officers and other concerned citizens. In January it held its 9th annual government walk at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham. Prayers for wisdom, protection and direction for local officials and law enforcement [Read More]
 

Birmingham Parent’s 2018 Summer Camp Directory

Published: 02/01/18
By: Birmingham Parent
Day Camps Advent Episcopal School 2019 Sixth Ave. N. Birmingham, AL  35203-2701 205-252-2535 Info@AdventEpiscopalSchool.org adventepiscopalschool.org/summer Dates: June- July Panther Camp Ages: K- 3rd Grade Summer Solstice Ages: 4th-8th Grade Our summer programs offer students a wide variety of activities and classes during the day, such as art, basketball, swimming, chess, Chinese & [Read More]
 

U.S. Civil Rights Trail Links Landmarks

Published: 01/29/18
On January 15, Governor Kay Ivey made Alabama’s announcement of the Civil Rights Trail at King’s former church.  Governor Ivey, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery County Commission Chairman Elton Dean and the Vice President of the Montgomery Improvement Association Joseph Carver also spoke at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist [Read More]
 

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Announces Event List for Black History Month

Published: 01/29/18
By: Courtesy of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) announces the following events for Black History Month:   January 28, 2018 Helen Keller Art Show reception at 3 pm in the Odessa Woolfolk gallery. January 28 – February 28, 2018 Annual Helen Keller Art Show, Vann Gallery.  An art show featuring visually and [Read More]
 

Prince of Peace Catholic School Receives Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award (Again)

Published: 01/24/18
By: Courtesy of Prince of Peace Catholic School
Prince of Peace Catholic School recently received the prestigious Blue Ribbon Lighthouse School of Excellence Award at the Blue Ribbon organization’s annual conference.  School Assistant Principal Andy Rothery accepted the award on behalf of Prince of Peace. This presentation marks the second consecutive Blue Ribbon award for Prince of Peace [Read More]
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