Tag: benefits of camp

Leap of Faith

She wasn’t sure what was going to happen first: either her heart was going to beat itself right out of her chest, or the butterflies, no, eagles that were soaring around in her stomach were going to somehow find their way out. Nervous didn’t even begin to explain how she was feeling as she looked… 자세히보기 »

The Purpose of Attending One of America’s Finest Summer Camps

Attending one of America’s Finest Summer Camps can be a fun experience for your child. Not only does it provide a plethora of activities, it also allows children to learn different aspects of life. Summer camp is a unique experience for children. A Fun Place to Be A summer camp is an offseason gathering of… 자세히보기 »

Staying Healthy at Summer Camp

When you combine the ease and affordability of fast food with the ability to literally record days worth of TV to be accessed at any time, your result is kids who are eating junk while watching junk. They are spending more time in front of a screen than they are playing outside. Sometimes the only… 자세히보기 »

Looking Forward to Summer Camp

As we head into the colder winter months, children are settled into their school routines and deep into schoolwork, homework and after school schedules. This is also the time of year for children to look forward to the carefree summer months ahead at sleepaway camp. For Americas Finest Summer Camps’ campers – and camp staff… 자세히보기 »

My Bunk

While I am now surrounded by the comforts of home, I would gladly give them all up again just to be back at camp, sleeping in my bunk. I must admit that the first few days of falling asleep in a quiet room, sleeping in my own bed, and waking up without bugles ringing in… 자세히보기 »

Bringing Away Life Skills

For most campers, when the summer of 2014 draws to a close, there is always next summer to which they can look forward. For the oldest campers, however, farewell this summer means farewell forever to their years as campers. Even though a significant number of former campers choose to return to summer camp as staff… 자세히보기 »

5 Minutes at Camp

We focus a lot on how much happens at camp over the course of the summer, but the amount of activity that takes place in just 5 minutes on any given day is mind blowing to anyone who is not familiar with camp. Five minutes at summer camp is like a symphony: many individual components… 자세히보기 »

A Closer Look at a Camp Hobby Program

In addition to traditional sports, summer camps are offering more and more hobby related activities to campers. The guest blog this week is from the Camp Starlight blog and explores a popular hobby program there that offers campers the opportunity to learn skills that are not commonly taught in schools or neighborhood programs. The Circus… 자세히보기 »

Camp Influences

In their book True North, Bill George and Peter Sims challenge readers to examine the qualities and influences that have made them great leaders through a series of motivational chapters complemented by interactive surveys. In the survey that follows the first chapter, readers are asked: “During your early years, which people had the greatest impact… 자세히보기 »

I Never Thought I would…

A recent blog shared some of the most popular counselor ‘I never thought I would…’ thoughts. Counselors aren’t the only ones from whom this phrase is commonly heard as the introduction of wonder throughout the summer. It’s heard just as often from campers. Here are some of the most popular perspectives of camper exclamations that… 자세히보기 »