Category: Blog

Raising Independent Children

November 12, 2014

The term Helicopter Parent, a parenting style of hovering over our children and swooping in at the first sign of struggle, is so widely recognized that it can be found in the dictionary. Dr. Ann Dunnewold Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and author,...

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Activities to do on days off from School

November 5, 2014

The month of November brings shorter days, colder weather and a kid’s favorite…days off from school. With Election Day, Veterans Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, and Thanksgiving, there are many unscheduled days that need to be filled with...

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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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How Do You Define What It Means To Be A “Good” Kid?

September 9, 2014

In a recent conversation with my son, he was joking around and saying that he was a good-looking kid, and listing what he believed to be his finest qualities. It was kind of a goofy conversation, but then it took on a more serious tone when he asked if I...

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A Lesson In Responsibility

September 3, 2014

At a recent family gathering, my 11-yr old son was playing basketball with his older cousin.  Never one to shy away from competition, he ignored the fact that he is significantly shorter than his cousin, and played with the same intensity that he...

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June 20, 2014

Every year, Camps send out packing lists with suggestions of what and how much to pack.  It’s important to stick to the packing list, since the lists are normally catered to our camp! Camp Directors have been sending out these lists for years, and...

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