Month: August 2016

The Physical Health Benefits of Summer Camp

There are quite a few things that have seen rapid growth over the last several years, including Justin Bieber’s popularity,  SnapChat and Disney’s Frozen. However, there is something that is taking over America’s youth at a frightening speed, and it’s not as light and fluffy as Elsa or The Biebs; it’s childhood obesity. Childhood obesity… Read more »

Posing for Pictures at Camp 

In a world of selfies, Instagram likes and Facebook’s new “love” feature, people are putting more emphasis on documenting an experience than really enjoying the experience itself. We participate in an event (concert, party, sporting event, social gathering) but spend most of the time trying to get the best picture to generate enough likes to… Read more »

Patience Makes Perfect: How Camp Activities Teach Mindfulness 

When you go to summer camp, you don’t just walk away with good friends and fun memories —  you walk away a stronger, happier person.   Regardless of where they come from and who they are, summer camp is designed to teach campers powerful life skills: how to be a leader, how to be a… Read more »

Diving Into Watersports at Camp: Cannonball!  

The lake is central to life at camp. For many campers, it’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says the words “summer camp.” For many more, it’s where they learned to swim in the first place!   Nothing feels like summer quite like diving off the dock with your friends after a… Read more »

Confessions of a Camper: The Things We All Do Right Before Camp Starts 

Once the last email has been received, the phone calls have been made and its officially official that we’re actually going to be spending the summer at America’s Finest Summer Camps, the preparation begins. Some of us may not even realize that these thoughts, behaviors and feelings are being thought, felt and acted out by… Read more »