Yearly Archives:2018

Benefits of Downtime

March 14, 2018

We live in a 24/7 world of doing, constantly on the move.  We spend our days working, managing households, driving to after school activities, and keeping up with friends and family.  When combined with technology, like smartphones, laptops, and...

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Leadership Qualities

March 7, 2018

What makes a great leader?  Is it a person with strong confidence and intelligence?  Someone who is fair and empathic?  Or an individual with passion and commitment? I think Gary (Gazza) Ross stated it best when speaking with him for a recent blog...

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Packing for camp…less is more!

February 28, 2018

It’s only one month into the new year, but in the blink of an eye, we will be heading back to Rock Hill for another amazing summer.  Camp season is just around the corner, and that means packing lists will soon be surfacing.  Camp families are...

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What every first-time camper should know!

February 21, 2018

There is no shortage of tips and guidance for parents of first time campers, to help get themselves and their campers ready for their first summer camp experience.  Tips about what to pack, how to practice skills of independence at home, and how to...

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Kindness & Inclusion

February 14, 2018

Sleepaway camp is a unique and special place, where kids can unplug and connect in a way that is both essential and rare in today’s world.  Campers are immersed in a community that allows them to step outside of their comfort zone, develop new...

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Camper to Counselor

February 7, 2018

Summers at Iroquois Springs are the wonderful coming together of exceptional staff, amazing campers, exciting programming and state of the art facilities.  The perfect recipe for a camp family to grow, achieve, have fun, and build memories and...

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January 31, 2018

Feeling accepted and understood helps children learn how to accept and understand others, become invested in their lives, and practice empathy.  Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, understand what they may be...

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January 24, 2018

Iroquois Springs recently sent an email to all camp families regarding the Electronics Policy.  In this season of giving, it was a helpful reminder about which devices are allowed in our “unplugged” camp environment, only allowing devices...

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January 17, 2018

Traditions are a very special part of the camp experience.  They are the glue that hold generations of campers together.  Traditions like Color War, Rope Burn, and Order of Blue and Gold are the events and celebrations that campers look forward to...

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Outdoor Adventure

January 10, 2018

We are off to a wintery start here in the Northeast, but the cold temperatures and snowy roads only makes dreaming about warm summer days at camp that much more inviting. Thoughts of camp fires, swimming in the lake, and spending time with amazing...

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