Author: Robin Wenczl

Kids & Technology

April 18, 2018

The world has changed so much in the last 30 years.  Technology has brought us to a new place where we have endless information at our fingertips all day, every day.  Social media keeps us connected, and in the know of news happening in our...

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Aquatics Program

April 11, 2018

Nothing says “summer time” more than splashing around with friends in the pool and sunny days spent on the lake.  And nothing is more fundamental to the IS summer camp experience than the fun and challenging Aquatics Program.  Days spent in the...

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Finding Your Voice

April 4, 2018

Everyone should have a “voice.”  A voice to say what you feel, to be heard, and understood.   It’s especially important for kids to have a voice, to speak up for what they need and advocate for themselves.  Having a voice gives kids a sense of...

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Touring Camp

March 28, 2018

Spring is just around the corner, and with the change of season brings a whole new level of camp excitement.  Campers from all over are gearing up for another amazing summer at their summer homes.  Spring is also the time of year when prospective camp...

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The Power of Camp Friendships

March 21, 2018

For those of you who recently had a winter vacation, we hope it was a week filled with fun, adventure and some relaxation.  The weather in the Northeast has definitely been less than ideal these past few months, so the warmer temperatures over the...

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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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