Yearly Archives:2012

End Bullying Today!

October 10, 2012

You don’t have to search very hard in today’s world to find a story about bullying.  Bullying is taking place in schoolyards, playgrounds, and throughout social media.   The effects of bullying can be extremely damaging, and...

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Friendships Matter!

October 5, 2012

Summer camp has so many positive influences on a young person’s life, from gaining independence and trying new things, to building self-confidence and simply having a great time.  But what makes all these experiences so much better is...

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Exercise Boosts Brain Power!

September 25, 2012

If you are someone who exercises regularly, you know the feeling you get after a good workout.  You feel accomplished, energized and ready to take on the day.  There is no debating that regular exercise brings many health benefits, like...

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Career Lessons From Summer Camp

September 14, 2012

It’s the time of year when students go back to school and begin a new semester with a spring in their step. The classroom chatter often focuses on vacations and summer adventures. I met with a group of moms recently who spoke about the wonderful...

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Raising Responsible Children

September 13, 2012

I was folding laundry the other day, when my five year old expressed an interest in helping me out.  She actually wasn’t looking to assist me, but instead wanted to fold the three loads of laundry strewn all over the bed by herself.  She has...

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Why Can’t School be More Like Camp?

September 7, 2012

Yesterday, my fourth grade son came home from school downcast.  It’s his third week at a new school, and I had encouraged him to find a friend or two to invite over to swim.   He had asked two boys for their phone numbers, and the boys...

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School has Started – Stay in Touch with Your Camp Friends

September 6, 2012

Staying in Touch……All Year Long! The school year has officially started!  The sunscreen and bathing suits have been replaced with backpacks and school supplies, and campers are back to being students once again.  The start of...

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Back to School Is Almost Here

August 17, 2012

It’s hard to believe it’s late August and the end of summer is quickly approaching.  By now you have most likely unpacked your camper’s bags (done endless amounts of laundry) and have everyone settled into life at home and the family...

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Parents – What to expect “post-camp”

August 11, 2012

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 might lead. So allow me to give you some idea of what to expect on the other end of the calendar when your child...

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Should I Be Sending My Children To Summer Camp

June 30, 2012

Some six million children in the United States are preparing psychologically to go away to sleepaway camp. Whether these departing children are camp veterans or nervous rookies, they are mentally rehearsing being away from mom and dad, their...

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