Author: Mel Bergstedt

Getting to Know Andrea Spector

May 5, 2015

POSITION: HEAD NURSE As the head nurse at Iroquois Springs, Andrea has a very important role in keeping campers and staff members healthy and safe. Although no one wants to end up in the health center, Andrea prides herself on trying to make the best of...

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Preparing for Summer 2015

March 11, 2015

It’s hard to believe that in only four short months the buses will be pulling onto Bowers Road and bringing our camp family back home to begin another summer of friendship, fun and fabulous memories. It’s a moment we look forward to with all our...

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Self Compassion

January 27, 2015

One of the many great messages we communicate, as well as demonstrate, at Iroquois Springs is “be nice”. We value treating one another with kindness, respect and compassion. We know the message is well received by how welcoming and supportive...

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Holiday Season 2014

December 17, 2014

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year for so many reasons. It’s a season filled with fun, family, friends, celebrations, vacations, and time off from work and school. It’s the perfect time to catch up with family and friends, celebrate...

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November 19, 2014

There is nothing better in the world than a true friend. Friends are the people who support, encourage and give us a sense of belonging. Friends stand by us, through thick and thin, they elevate and inspire us. Friends bring value to our lives. Research...

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October 29, 2014

Teamwork is an important component of the camp experience. Every day, campers join together in a variety of activities and events, working cooperatively towards a common goal. Teamwork is a highly social activity and gives campers a sense of...

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“Be Nice”

October 22, 2014

I love reading, and how a good book can transport you to another place and time, give you insight into different cultures, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. A good book can move you to make positive changes you did not think possible. To me, a good...

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Parenting & Summer Camp

October 8, 2014

Parenting is most definitely the hardest job out there. It requires patience, empathy, organization, leadership, conflict resolution, and time…lots and lots of time. Parenting involves a physical and emotional endurance that makes us...

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Mealtime at Camp

October 1, 2014

Mealtime at summer camp is a very special occurrence.  It’s a time to come together as a community to eat, share, laugh, sing and catch up on the day’s events.  The act of coming together three times a day brings a sense of security and belonging to...

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Camp Is A Wonderful Place

September 24, 2014

The end of summer marks the return to school and the routine of the academic year. It also marks the end of the most frequently asked question to any young person who attended overnight camp…“HOW WAS CAMP?”. It’s a genuine welcome back...

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