Tag: independence

Teamwork

October 26, 2016

Teamwork…the coming together of individuals toward a common interest or goal…it’s everywhere.  Just think about a typical day in your life, and you will discover the many activities and events that involve teamwork.   It’s the...

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Our Comfort Zone

October 11, 2015

The concept of stepping outside of one’s comfort zone is something we truly believe in and practice at camp. It is not just a message we communicate on our video, web site, and in our literature, but something we apply to all aspects of camp life....

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Over Involvement

October 4, 2015

The school year is in full swing, and with that comes greater involvement in our children’s lives. After the summer months at camp, where children have the freedom to make decisions for themselves’ about the friends they choose, the activities...

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“Back to School”

September 21, 2015

It’s hard to believe that the summer is winding down, and “back to school” has finally arrived. Students are switching gears and getting ready for classroom academics, after-school activities, and the weekend sports that make this time of...

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Good Sportsmanship and Maximum Effort

February 4, 2015

Virtually everyone who has ever played competitive sports has been involved in a one-sided game. Even though “mercy rules” have been adopted at the youth sports level to some degree, these rules do not eliminate the possibility of a game getting...

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Tyler left as an Explorer of Iroquois Springs

April 2, 2014

Every summer, the Iroquois Springs family welcomes future campers to our “Explorers” program.  This 2 day overnight camp experience, for children entering 1st through 4th grades, is a perfect introduction to the world of camp.  Explorers...

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Should you send your child to camp?

March 4, 2014

Sending your child to overnight camp is a big decision.  You may be a lifelong camper or someone who never had an overnight camp experience…either way, taking that leap with your own child can be challenging.  We live in a time with access to our...

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Getting Prepared For Camp!

January 8, 2014

The temperatures may have plummeted, but it’s never out of season to have summer camp on our minds.  In six short months, campers will be starting (or returning to) their camp life, and the adventure  of a lifetime.  Returning campers cannot...

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What Can You Expect From The End Of Summer

August 12, 2013

Written by:  Bob Ditter, L.C.S.W.  a child, adolescent, and family therapist in Boston, Massachusetts For many parents the send off (to camp) requires enough emotional and logistical effort that there is no time to think about where all this work...

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Camp Memories!

June 7, 2013

I have to share a wonderful story….a story of the power of camp and the memories that truly last a lifetime.  This past Memorial Day weekend, I got together with two friends that I have known most of my life.  We all grew up in the same town, but the...

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