Tag: summer camp traditions

Everything I Need to Know, I Learned at Summer Camp

This week, we have a guest blog from Lindsay at Camp Starlight… Back in 1988, the book Everything I Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten was written by Robert Fulghum. However true the points the author makes may be, it is arguable that those who go to summer camp would feel otherwise. Although summer… 자세히보기 »

Another Summer is Coming to a Close…

Here we are in August.  The end of camp is near and we can’t believe how fast another summer has flown by.  It truly is a privilege for us to be able to host so many campers each summer.  We’re sad that the Summer of 2011 is already drawing to a close, but excited to… 자세히보기 »

Reflections of a Senior Camper

For parents, deciding when, or even if, to send your children to summer camp–whether it’s for a few weeks or seven–is a big decision.  They’re young.  You wonder if they’ll remember to brush their teeth or make their beds.  You want to know that they’re going to make friends and have fun every moment of… 자세히보기 »

Crazy Days and Whacky Nights

Parents, do you ever log onto your computer to check out the camp photos for the day, see your child painted in blue from head to toe or maybe wearing a crazy wig and big nerdy glasses and wonder, ‘What in the world?’  The answer probably has something to do with your summer camp’s special… 자세히보기 »

Radio Reminiscing

The other day as I was listening to the radio while driving down the road, in the blink of an eye, I was back in the Dining Room of Camp Starlight, surrounded by the voices, noises, and even the smells. I love it when those moments happen. Something as simple as one song can transform your… 자세히보기 »

The History of Camp

In today’s hyper-fast, multi-tasking world, one of the great attractions of camp is tradition. Each camp passes down its own stories and lore. Campers appreciate that they’re enjoying some of the same activities, in the same way, as campers before them have done for generations. But few people realize just how much history the camp… 자세히보기 »

Sparking Creativity through Campfire

One of the most endearing and sacred parts of summer camp is the campfire.  More than just wood lit with a match, it’s an intimate part of the camping experience that goes far beyond simply sitting around a fire.  Each camp has a set of traditions uniquely connected to the campfire experience and, to campers,… 자세히보기 »

Giving Back: The Spirit of Camp Community

American author Mitch Albom has noted, “The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”  Community is a big part of camping and is a core… 자세히보기 »

Summer Camp: Rewind and Fast Forward

Moving from one year towards the next has me thinking about summer camp in the past and future. For over a century, summer camps in the United States have helped millions of American children develop and grow as well as start negotiating their worlds outside of immediate families and neighborhoods. At first, a small number… 자세히보기 »