Yearly Archives:2012

All The Best For 2013 !!!

December 26, 2012

The holidays are here and the year 2012 is coming to a close.  With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many of us are beginning to look toward 2013 and deciding what changes, or “resolutions”, we want to make and (hopefully) follow...

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The Value of a Mentor

December 10, 2012

January is National Mentoring Month.  It’s the time of year our nation spotlights the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life. defines the word mentor as a wise and...

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Another Great Camp Reunion

December 3, 2012

The holiday season is upon us and so is Camp Reunion season.  It’s that time of year campers eagerly anticipate reconnecting with camp friends face to face.  All of us here at Camp Iroquois Springs had the pleasure of seeing our camp...

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The Value of Emotional Intelligence

November 30, 2012

Take a moment to think about your favorite teacher, favorite coach, favorite camp counselor, or favorite boss.  What makes them so special, so admired and so well respected?  Why do they stand out as successful leaders?  They most...

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Why the World Needs Summer Camp: An Essay to Parents

November 26, 2012

Why the World Needs Summer Camp: An Essay to Parents Jeff Merhige It is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child away into the waiting arms of strangers who promise to take care of them — people who promise to show them the wonders of...

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Happy Thanksgiving from Iroquois Springs

November 20, 2012

This is the week I get to dust off the “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” DVD, get cozy with the kids, and watch Snoopy whip up a Thanksgiving dinner of popcorn, candy and other treats for the Peanuts gang.  I love this tradition in our house, and...

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Communities Coming Together

November 12, 2012

We hope this blog finds you safe and secure after a very trying past couple of weeks.  Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter that followed, has changed the lives of so many people throughout the area.  While some communities were lucky...

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The Benefits of Overnight Camp

November 6, 2012

If you grew up attending overnight camp, you have first-hand experience of the positive effects camp can have on a young person, and most likely want that for your children.  You already know about living in the great outdoors, making lifelong...

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Happy Halloween

November 1, 2012

It’s the end of October and that means only one thing to most children…Halloween is here!!!!  Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year.  Children get to dress up in costumes (some they have been dreaming about...

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Overcoming Failure Builds Character

October 18, 2012

I remember the first time I saw bumpers being used at the bowling alley.  You’ve seen them; the walls that go up to protect the ball from going in the gutter.  I have to admit, I was a bit outraged.  Being somewhat competitive, I...

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