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Summer Camp and Child Development

“The organized summer camp is the most important step in education that America has given the world.” Charles W. Eliot, former president of Harvard University, 1922 If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that we’ve focused a lot on how much fun kids have at camp — learning new sports; spending… 続きを読む »

Building Character at Summer Camp

As parents, we are always on the lookout for experiences that help our children learn new skills. We enroll them in music lessons, martial arts, sports, theatre, choir and, of course, summer camps. But we all know that the best programs (and the best educational experiences) are ones that go beyond the basics of teaching skills… 続きを読む »

If I could go back to camp. . .

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight. Wish I may, wish I might, have this wish I wish tonight. If you’re a summer camp alum, and you had some extra wishes lying around, would you use one to go back to summer camp? If you could go back today, what would you do?… 続きを読む »

Building Community

I don’t know about you, but a good number of my current communities are one step away from reality — they only exist online. I have a Facebook community, which includes a good number of friends-of-friends that I’ve never met in person. I visit a set list of blogs every day and have a great… 続きを読む »

Camp Traditions Make Summers Extraordinary

Every day at summer camp is exciting and busy, but every camper can’t help but look forward to those special camp events and traditions that are unique to each camp. I still have vivid memories of our camp talent show and the wonderful skit our staff put together using a sheet, a bright flash light… 続きを読む »

What We Learned from Camp

The shorter season camps have come to an end, and we asked parents and kids to share with us some of the lessons they learned from their first foray into summer camp. Martha and Jaden Martha was born and raised in Peru, and had no childhood experience summer camps. Last year, a family friend sent… 続きを読む »

Bringing Tradition To Today: Making Summers Extraordinary

Every day at summer camp is exciting and busy, but every camper looks forward to those special camp events and traditions that are unique to each camp. I still have vivid memories of our camp talent show and the wonderful skit our staff put together using a sheet, a bright flash light and their own… 続きを読む »

The Last Job of Its Kind — Camp Counselor

By now you probably have a pretty good idea about what life is like for campers at summer camps, but there is an entirely different world behind the scenes of summer — the life of a camp counselor. Imagine a job where you can make new friends, participate in fun summer activities and have unique… 続きを読む »

The First Call Home

The first days at camp can be nerve-wracking – not necessarily for the campers, who are likely having the time of their lives with new friends and full days of activities and fun, but for the parents, who are waiting for word about how it’s going. The anxiety can be especially high for parents of… 続きを読む »