With summer pretty much here, that means Liz and I are about to say good-bye to a few of our kids as they head off to summer camp, some close by, and one well, to Japan! We get asked all the time about sleepaway camp, from wanting to know how to decide when a kid is ready to how to pick the right one, and well, pretty much everything in between. So, we answered all those questions, and more, in this week’s episode of Spawned with Kristen and Liz. -Kristen

You can listen live here, but make sure you’re a subscriber! That means new episodes will pop up on your phone and you’ll never miss one. We travel well if you’re hitting the road this summer!

Links from the show

Awesome tips for surviving sleepaway camp for first timers.

One of our all-time favorite posts about parents sending kids to sleepaway camp.

Here’s more about The Experiment in International Living, the organization that Quinlan is going to Japan with this summer.

This week’s sponsor

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Cool Picks of the Week

What you can do about the separation of immigrant children from their families | Cool Mom Picks

Kristen – This Classic Reload site we discovered over on Cool Mom Tech is so much fun.

Liz SupportKind.org, a wonderful organization working tirelessly to end the separation of immigrant children and their families. More about them, along with what else you can do to support this cause, in this post we recently shared on our site.

Top image, copyright Kristen Chase; Photo above by Annie Theby on Unsplash