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Mariah Swigart

Mariah Swigart
"Mariah is a teacher and camp coach who has a passion for healthy lifestyle education. She shares research as well as personal experiences to inspire and support vibrant and wholesome lifestyles for the whole family."

Recent Posts

Measles and Regulated Summer Camps

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Aug 21, 2019 12:09:50 PM

Summer is an exciting time for kids, as school gives way to freedom and the prospect of going off to a camp.  Nowadays, there is an ever-growing variety of camp options ranging from traditional choices to sport or activity focused experiences, such as horseback riding or junior chef camps.  For parents, the wide array of options can prove to be difficult to choose from. 

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Topics: Summer Camp, American Camp Association, measles, regulations, health trends

5 All-Boys Summer Camps in the Northeast

Posted by Mariah Swigart on May 15, 2019 1:12:44 PM
Integrity, honesty, compassion, and respect are all familiar concepts to the boys attending Camp Takajo. This camp in Maine uses a system of twelve Arch Ideals to teach positive character traits through their engaging summer camp program.
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Topics: Summer Camp, American Camp Association, summer camps, all boys summer camps, Camp Takajo, Camp O-AT-KA, Birch Rock, Camp Greylock For Boys, Camp Sangamon for Boys, Boys Only

Adventure Awaits - Why send your kids to an adventure camp?

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Apr 30, 2019 12:13:52 PM

In today’s world of modern technology, children need an extra push to enjoy and find adventure in the outdoors. That is where adventurous summer camps can be a vital part of childhood development.  These adventure-based summer camps build the focus, confidence, and sportsmanship in kids which is best learned through practice. Here’s how such outdoor adventure camps accomplish growth and make a monumental impact in the campers. 

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Topics: Summer Camp, Adventure Camp, summer camps, colorado camps

5 All Girl Summer Camps in the Northeast

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Apr 1, 2019 1:50:03 PM

Where a community is formed, friendships flourish, and at these five all-girl summer camps in the northeast, wonderful things are blossoming.  Through a safe and welcoming environment these camps foster lasting friendships and a summer full of fun experiences with new comrades.

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Topics: Summer Camp, all-girl, northeast, community, riflery, horseback riding

5 All-Girl Camps in the West

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Mar 18, 2019 2:23:50 PM

The summer heat is no match for the fun, all-girl summer camps in the west. From farms to films, forests to dance floors, campers are introduced to new activities and the opportunity to build various skills. Communities formed at all-girls camps establish friendships and role models all while enjoying a summer of fun!  These five camps in the west create lasting memories and a hee-haw’ing good time for girls!

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Topics: Summer Camp, west

5 ACA Accredited Summer Camps for Girls in the South

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Feb 26, 2019 3:54:06 PM

There is nothing like a day at summer camp to foster friendships, build confidence, and discover talents. These five "girls-only" camps in southern U.S. do just those things for the campers who attend.

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Topics: Summer Camp, girls only, south region, Rockbrook camp for girls, HOH summer camp

American Camp Association Accreditation & Why Its Beneficial.

Posted by Mariah Swigart on Feb 13, 2019 5:08:20 PM

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy way to make sure that a kids or family camp was safe, reliable, and beneficial?  Businesses, universities, and products all bear the seal of some sort of accreditation, an easy way to tell that they are worth their salt. 

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Topics: ACA, Summer Camp, American Camp Association, Accreditation