Month: February 2012

Who Works at Summer Camp?

Spring is just around the corner and summer will be here before you know it, which makes now the time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your summer.  If you’re a college student, you could toil away as a server or cook at the local pizza joint or operate rides or peddle… Read more »

The Joy of Quiet

The guest blog this week is courtesy of Camp Laurel: A recent New York Times story calmly – but strongly — extolled “the joy of quiet.” Essayist Pico Iyer noted that the average American teenager sends or receives 75 text messages a day. (Parents, don’t shake your heads: The average office worker spends no more… Read more »

What’s in a Summer Camp Meal?

Continuing with our series about camp nutrition, in this blog we will address one of the most common inquiries made by parents who are considering sending their children to summer camp:  What will they eat? While the food itself may vary from camp to camp, the strategy behind menu planning is inevitably the same—to provide… Read more »

The Legend of the Two Wolves

The guest blog this week is a Cherokee legend recently shared by Camp Weequahic. There is a wonderful story about developing character in a young person we recently heard and wanted to pass along to our community.  This will be an addition to our campfire time for summers to come! The Story of the Two… Read more »

Dance at Camp

A lot is made of sports at summer camp, but most summer camps also offer many programs in the arts.  Dance is one such program that is becoming increasingly popular among both boys and girls.  Like the many sports available to try, summer camp dance programs give campers the opportunity to experiment with several different… Read more »

It’s 2012 and the Countdown to Summer Has Begun!

It’s a new year and it’s time to get down to business!  Not that we haven’t already been down to business.  But now the countdown begins.  Over the next several months, we’ll be working to hire the most amazing staff.  Every year we say that and, honestly, we leave camp doubtful that we could ever… Read more »

Top Five Reasons Why Fruit Break is Wicked Awesome

As part of our current focus on nutrition, the following guest blog is courtesy of Camp Laurel and was originally posted to the Camp Laurel blog ( on December 16, 2011: 5. A break between activities, sports, and programs to refuel, relax and laugh with friends in the shade. 4. An apple a day might… Read more »