Tag: summer camp

Sparking Interest, Developing Skills

Camp means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For first time campers, it’s about trying new things and making new friends. Counselors revel in the idea of sharing their passion every day in a new place. Parents know that Laurel South instills confidence, allows campers to take safe risks, and… Read more »

Athletics at Camp: Good for the Body, Good for the Mind!

Being active is good physically and emotionally! America’s Finest Summer Camps combine the classic traditions of summer camp, like s’mores around a campfire and exploring the outdoors, with the physical activities that are designed to challenge campers both mentally and physically. Spending the summer at camp means having ample opportunities to improve upon a skill… Read more »

New Year, New You

Camp Laurel Parents often head into the New Year with renewed goals and resolutions: eat healthier, work out, read more, be on the phone less, etc. Turning over the calendar to a new year is a logical time to prioritize our lives. As a parent, it’s interesting to notice things we want for ourselves we… Read more »

Echo Lake Sunsets

Camp Laurel  Everything at camp is moving. There are friends to see, activities to do and memories to be made all the time. One of the joys of being a camper is there’s always something happening, even if it’s just hanging with cabinmates and counselors. Often times it isn’t until we’re back home when we… Read more »

Confident Campers at Brant Lake Sports Academy

Did you know that between the ages of 8 and 14, confidence levels in girls decreases by 30 percent? Did you know that sports increase confidence in girls as we increase physical activity, which eventually leads to greater overall health? At Brant Lake Sports Academy, our goal is to motivate and increase self-esteem in girls… Read more »

Five True Things about Camp Laurel

At camp you learn more about yourself in one day than you do in one month in the real world. And that’s not an exaggeration. At camp, every day can be a transformative experience. So many campers accomplish new things they wouldn’t necessarily have the opportunity to try at home, all with the support of… Read more »

Dance Concerts to See this Holiday Season

Brant Lake Dance Camp October’s the month to plan what Dance Company you’re going to see this Holiday Season. As developing dancers at BLDC, we all know there are many ways to learn and grow as dancers. We always talk about watching and learning from other dancers. Since we are not physically at camp now… Read more »

October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Brant Lake Sports Academy October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What are you doing to spread the word? WHAT IS IT? National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organized by major charities every October to increase awareness and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also… Read more »

Why Campers Return as Counselors

For many campers, summer camp becomes a second home, a special place that welcomes you back every summer like family and supports you to be the best person you can be. America’s Finest Summer Camps become a staple in many campers lives’ and for a few of them, it becomes a home they never leave… Read more »

Things I Didn’t Expect to Learn as a Counselor

Camp Laurel I came to camp believing I would make a difference. It was the biggest reason I chose to pursue being a counselor rather than heading off to an internship. I remember the sense of accomplishment I felt after accepting a job and how excited I was to get to camp. Then Orientation came… Read more »