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Helping Kids Reframe Tough Moments For Social And Emotional Growth

It’s vacation week here in MA, and yesterday morning I picked my kids up from a sleepover at a friend’s house. When I asked my youngest how it went he waivered, and then said in a defeated tone “not good”. Now I know my youngest very well, and I’ve learned over time that there are […]

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Teaching Lacrosse and 21st Century Skills at Our Camp in New Hampshire

Every summer parents and campers tell us that our counselors are part of what makes our overnight camp such an incredible experience. In particular, they mention the teaching and coaching of our specialty counselors. Specialty counselors run and coach sports activities, teach visual and performing arts, and instruct at our waterfront and outdoor adventure areas. […]

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Snow Day Puzzles and Superbowl Bingo Cards

I love how much fun our summer camp in NH has together, even when we are hundreds of miles a part. With the start of Camp 150 days away, and with a massive snowstorm bearing down on much of the northeast, many of our campers, parents, counselors and alumni spent Tuesday connecting with us online […]

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The 21st Century Skills You Gain Learning To Swim At Summer Camp

Over the past few months I have been profiling some of our very talented coaches and teachers at our summer camp in New Hampshire. Our staff do an incredible job simultaneously teaching both the hard skills — like how to swim the front crawl, throw a fast ball or build your own furniture in our […]

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Using Music to Teach 21st Century Skills At Summer Camp

On Tuesdays we like to profile our summer camp’s talented coaches and teachers. During our 7-week program each summer they not only help our campers acquire new activity skills (e.g., learning to catch and throw a baseball; fashioning a dovetail in the wood shop; becoming a better point guard), but also help them further develop […]

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The Art of Film Making At Our Summer Camp For 21st Century Skills

For much of the fall I have been using my Tuesday blogs to profile some of our talented coaching and teaching staff. In particular, I have highlighted some of the methods that they use to teach both the technical skills of their activity areas, along with 21st century skills like critical thinking, adaptability, and creativity. […]

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Scott’s Trip To China To Learn More About Teaching Non-Cognitive Skills

As I promised in yesterday’s blog, today I will elaborate on the second aspect of Scott’s trip to China. Yesterday, he spoke at Beijing Academy about the importance of young people becoming more educated in 21st century skills (also called “non-cognitive skills). Beijin Academy is the leading new education reform focused school in all of […]

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21st Century Skills At Camp Is Now A Global Idea!

Many of you may not know that Scott is in China right now. Less than 24 hours after the Boston Area Camp Reunion he hopped on a plane and flew about 20 hours to Beijing. So what is he doing there? He’s working on a couple of very exciting projects. First, and most importantly, he’s […]

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Zip Lines and Rock Climbing At Our Summer Camp For 21st Century Skills

Over the past few weeks I have been profiling some of our very talented coaches and teachers at our summer camp for 21st century skills in New Hampshire. Our staff do an incredible job simultaneously teaching both the hard skills — like ground strokes, foul shots and throwing on the potter’s wheel — and vital […]

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How We Teach Basketball At Our Summer Camp For 21st Century Skills

So how exactly do you run activities at a summer camp for 21st century skills? How do you teach and coach sports while also focusing on character building? In last Tuesday’s blog I profiled Andrew Disbrow, who has been the head of our ceramics program for the last 18 years. In it Andy outlined how he […]

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How a 21st century skills camp teaches resilience and creativity with clay

We have some amazing teachers and coaches at our overnight camp in NH. We spend the fall and winter searching around the world for talented, nurturing adults who not only understand how to teach their sport or art, but are skilled at helping our campers gain technical proficiency while also developed their vital 21st century skills – skills […]

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How Our Summer Camp Teaches 21st Century Skills On The Tennis Court

Discussing How Our Summer Camp Teaches 21st Century Skills On The Tennis Court Every summer parents and campers tell us that our counselors are part of what makes our overnight camp such an incredible experience. In particular, they mention the teaching and coaching of our specialty counselors. Specialty counselors run and coach sports activities, teach visual […]

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21st Century Skills And Teaching Children How To Take Assess Risk

 Talking about 21st century skills and the importance of teaching children how to assess risk I hear it all the time: You work with middle school kids? That must be a nightmare! What a rough age. My response is usually something along the lines of “actually, I love working with this age group. Maybe it’s different […]

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The 21st Century Skills You Learn Playing Sports At Summer Camp

Our Head Soccer Coach Discusses The 21st Century Skills You Learn Playing Sports At Summer Camp We have some amazing coaches and teachers at our overnight camp in NH. We scour the earth each year to find the most talented, nurturing adults who not only understand how to teach their sport or art, but are […]

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