In This Issue: February 2022

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In this issue of Washington FAMILY, we explore summer camp choices, from our feature on programs that cultivate a full camp experience for children with special needs to our blog about questions to ask in the camp selection process. You can also begin to explore camps yourself with our camp directory.

Health is a key focus in this month’s issue with our dental and heart health features.

Look for holiday fun for Valentine’s Day and Black History Month in our calendar of events, DIY craft blog post, My Turn post from contributor Cheryl Maguire and feature on historical sites in the DMV that tell powerful stories of Black Americans.

A full breakdown of content is listed below. Find these articles on their corresponding pages in the digital edition and look for web stories posted online throughout the month.



10 Summer Camp Benefits for Children with Special Needs
Camps around the mid-Atlantic region offer fun, inclusive programming for kids.

19 Commemorate Black History
Discover six historic sites around the DMV that delve into stories of Black Americans.

26 Dental Details
Get answers to questions about children’s oral health.

29 Heart-healthy Habits
Diet, exercise and proper sleep form the building blocks for children’s wellness.




15 Summer Camps

22 Education Guide




06 Top 10 February Events
Plan your family’s fun this month.

08 DIY
Make a Valentine’s Day heart garland.

09 WF Blog
What questions should you ask when evaluating summer camp options?

18 Parent You Should Know
Meet NBC News4 anchor and reporter, Erika Gonzalez.

31 Healthy Family
Find out how to prevent the most common children’s injuries.

32 Book Marked
Feel the love for good books this month.

34 My Turn
Contributor Cheryl Maguire offers some mom humor this Valentine’s Day.


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