IROQUOIS SPRINGS BLOG

Thanksgiving is Here!

November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving is here!  Time to gather with friends and family, kick off the 2022 holiday season, and give thanks! It’s the perfect time of year to express our gratitude and appreciation for the people in our lives and the opportunities we are...

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The Power of the Camp Community

October 31, 2022

If you are lucky, you belong to a variety of communities where you feel a sense of belonging and support.  Maybe it’s a volunteer group, a team sport, a school club, or a local organization. Belonging to a community is central to the human...

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Living in the Moment at Camp

September 28, 2022

“Living in the moment.” It’s a popular expression that comes to mind when we feel overwhelmed and distracted by our fast-paced lives. It’s the idea of being present without dwelling on the past or worrying about the future and giving our full...

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CIT Summer Experience

September 7, 2022

The new school year is underway, and we hope that everyone is off to a great start. From elementary school-age campers all the way to high school, we know that everything you learned at camp will carry you through a fantastic year.  You learned to...

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Summer 2022 Wrap-up

August 16, 2022

It’s been about two weeks since the buses rolled out of Rock Hill, and it’s hard to believe that another camp season is over. Summer 2022 at Iroquois Springs was in a word… AMAZING! It was a summer filled with exciting activities and events, loved...

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Summer 2022… Here We Come!

June 1, 2022

June has finally arrived, and that means camp is just around the corner!  After what felt like a winter that never ended here in the Northeast, we can, at last, see warmer days ahead as we prepare for summer 2022 at Iroquois Springs. As the IS crew gets...

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Camp is in the air! – 2022

May 17, 2022

Optimism is in the air as the camp season approaches. From our many conversations with camp families and staff, it is recognizable that the anticipation for opening day is universal. This offseason has allowed us to prepare, strategize, and...

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Autonomy at Camp!

April 29, 2022

There are so many wonderful and valuable experiences that take place at overnight camp. Camp allows children to grow and develop by providing them with healthy and meaningful opportunities that help build their sense of identity. The camp...

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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

March 29, 2022

A sleepaway summer camp experience brings so many positive and memorable moments to a young person’s life. Kids who attend summer camp are not only making lifelong friends and having fun in the great outdoors, they are developing important life...

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Camp Reunion – Here we Come!

March 7, 2022

Camp is all about community, camaraderie, and memories. Now that March is here, the long-awaited camp reunions in Florida, Maryland, and New York are approaching. We are excited to witness our campers re-ignite their camp connections and feel as...

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First-Time Camp Families

February 22, 2022

The weather is slowly starting to warm up here in the Northeast, and we couldn’t be more excited. The change in seasons is a sure sign that camp is just around the corner. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back for Summer 2022. The IS Crew has been...

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Praising The Process

January 27, 2022

The effects of praise on children can be very powerful. Words of encouragement and support can create self-confidence and resiliency, even when kids are faced with difficult challenges. Praise that recognizes a child’s choices and efforts can...

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The Importance of Camp During the Pandemic

January 6, 2022

Here we are, welcoming a new year with well wishes and the hope that 2022 will bring an end to what has been a long two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new year is typically a time for celebration and new beginnings, but for many children and teens, the...

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THANKFUL for Camp

November 23, 2021

Many observe their surroundings during this time of year and recognize what the year has brought and why they are thankful. This past summer was appreciated and recognized by many as one of the most pivotal moments in our staff and camp families’...

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The Transition Home After 2021

August 12, 2021

After a whirlwind of a year and a half, camp this summer was undoubtedly one of the most life-altering experiences for all of our campers and staff. This summer, being part of the Iroquois Springs community was more than just a camp experience; it was a...

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Camp is in the air!

May 14, 2021

With time ticking, children, parents, staff members, and anyone associated with the camp world are all preparing for a season of fun, new experiences, and friendships. For the first time in a while, optimism is ubiquitous, and there is an exuberant...

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Packing New Camper

May 12, 2021

Packing your camper for their first overnight camp experience can bring mixed emotions. There is great excitement in this first step toward your child’s summer of fun, friendship and independence, but it can also feel a bit overwhelming. There is...

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The Correlation Between Earth Day and Camp

April 22, 2021

Throughout the year, camp communities work together to take care of, preserve, and protect their property which is home to hundreds and sometimes thousands of people during the summer season. Earth day is a day to celebrate the environment,...

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The Countdown is on!

April 15, 2021

The countdown to Summer 2021 is on…. in less than 75 days the Iroquois Springs family will be together once again.  Words cannot express how happy and excited we all are to welcome the IS family back to their summer home!!! Being able to...

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Sleepaway Camp in 2021

April 6, 2021

Camp in 2021 is More Important Than Ever Before Childhood is defined by interpersonal interactions beyond the scope of a digital screen. During the past year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the forced mediated environment hindered the ability to...

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Keep Moving!

March 22, 2021

It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the world as we know it changed in so many significant ways. The pandemic has challenged us to adapt to what school, work, socializing, and everyday life look like. We have learned how to social...

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The Sleepaway Camp Transition and New Beginnings

March 12, 2021

There is always a learning curve when you are introduced to a new and unfamiliar environment. Luckily, unfamiliar environments allow for creative and newfound opportunities. Take this from me, a recent college graduate with a multitude of years of...

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