Social Media and Self Esteem

May 4, 2016

Social media…it’s fun, it’s entertaining, and it’s now a prominent form of communication.  Young people (along with some older generations) everywhere love and rely on it to feel connected.  New social media sites emerge all the time,...

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Camp and College

April 27, 2016

Spring is here, and high school seniors from all over are making final decisions about what college or university they will be attending in the Fall. It’s an exciting time for students and families as they prepare for this new journey. A time for...

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Camp Teaches Sportsmanship

April 20, 2016

If you are the parent of a child who plays team sports, you have most likely witnessed a variety of activity from the sidelines.  No matter the age or skill level of the players, the bleachers are filled with both positive and negative sounds.  There...

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Emotional Intelligence

April 6, 2016

We live in a fast paced, often emotionally stressful time, where it’s not always easy to manage our feelings or tune in to the feelings of others.  There are days we yell at the kids because we’ve had a tough time at work, or judge another person...

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Never Give Up!

March 30, 2016

Imagine you are trying something for the first time. Let’s say riding a bicycle. Your goal is to learn to ride a two wheeler. You listen to instruction, focus on pedaling and finding your balance, and push forward. You successfully make it a few...

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Happiness and Well Being

March 23, 2016

If you ask any parent what they want most for their kids, they would probably say they want them to be happy. To live a life surrounded by good friends, dreams to pursue, accomplishments to be proud of, and overall well being. Happiness is not something...

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The Value of a Camp Job

March 16, 2016

There is a chill in the air, but the warm days of summer are just around the corner. It won’t be long before we are welcoming everyone back for another summer of fun, friends, and great memories. And at the heart of these amazing summers is our camp...

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Kids in the Kitchen

March 9, 2016

If you are a fan of the Food Network or Cooking Channel, you are well aware of the many cooking challenge shows being aired on television today.   The various challenges involve all levels of cooks, from professional chefs, to novice bakers, to even...

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The Captain’s Post

March 2, 2016

A “Secret” Tour of Iroquois Springs… This is the first in an occasional series of short blog entries looking at various places around camp that have an interesting history, or have stories behind them that are not well known, or have the...

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Our Understanding Camp Family

February 23, 2016

We hope that everyone enjoyed the break and some well deserved time off from school and work. The vacation week was the perfect opportunity to sleep late, catch up with friends and family, and just enjoy some down time. It’s hard to believe that 2016...

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