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21st Century Skills You Learn Playing In A Band

The 21st Century Skills You Learn Sharing Music and Playing In A Band Earlier this week many members of our Camp Administration got together for a special event in Boston. As a group we really like hanging out with each other, especially when it involves music Stevie Wonder was performing all of the songs off of […]

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The 21st Century Skills Our Summer Camp Teaches

 Scott discusses the 21st century skills that our summer camp teaches We just posted this video a few days ago. It is from a talk that Scott Brody, the owner/director of our brother-sister summer camp in NH, gave our staff this past summer. In just over 2 minutes Scott outlines during a staff training seminar […]

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21st Century Skills Summer Camp: Teaching Children Empathy

21st century skills summer camp: teaching children empathy As a summer camp that teaches children 21st century skills, a key outcome that we try to impart on our campers is the importance of empathy. Valuing and understanding the perspectives of others is a necessary trait for being an effective leader, for adapting to the changes […]

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On This Movie Monday We Think About Our Summer Camp Brotherhood

On this #MovieMonday we are thinking about our powerful summer camp brotherhood There have been a lot of recent reminders about how powerful it is to be a part Camp Kenwood’s brotherhood. I’ve also seen great examples of the same intense connection that girls and women feel as part of the Evergreen sisterhood. In about […]

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Amazing Activities At Our Brother-Sister Summer Camp In NH

Amazing activities at our brother-sister summer camp in NH As is the case almost every day, our campers were involved in a lot of trips and tournaments today. The Kenwood juniors climbed Mt. Cardigan while Kenwood’s freshmen headed out on their Belle Island canoe trip. The Evergreen 9’s, 11’s, 13’s and 15’s headed to another […]

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Teaching Children Life Skills

Teaching Children Life Skills At our summer camp in NH our focus is on creating the most developmentally impactful and fun experience possible for our campers. Each summer they gain skills traditionally acquired at overnight camp, like becoming a better swimmer or ball player, or learning new forms of visual arts. More importantly, at Kenwood […]

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Summer Camp For 21st Century Skills: How Children Succeed

Would you like to radically change your understanding of how children succeed? We invite you to watch this provocative TED Talk video by teacher and child development expert Angela Duckworth. In it she makes a persuasive case for why IQ is not quite the predictor of success that so many of us think it is, […]

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21st Century Skills Summer Camp: Teaching Soft Skills

  Someone has written about it again: the soft skills gap. This time it’s in Time Magazine in an article titled “The Real Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired”. While we have a major unemployment problem in this country we also have an issue finding young people who can fill the many vacant positions […]

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Summer Camp For 21st Century Skills

Over the years we have developed relationships with the select few other summer camps around the country that also focus on teaching 21st century skills to children. One of them is Camp Champions in Texas. Recently, Steve Baskin, the owner of Champions (and a partner in our day camp Everwood), wrote a piece articulating why […]

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Summer Camp Jobs

Have you thought about a summer camp job? Here’s why you should consider applying to work at Camps Kenwood & Evergreen in Wilmot, NH.  

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Preparing Your Child For The Future

Just after our summer season ended this incredible piece appeared in the Huffington Post. It was written by Todd Kestin, LCSW and Life Skills Mentor, and it is an exceptionally thoughtful essay about the massive impact overnight camp can have on a child. In just over 1,000 words he articulates the many 21st century skills that he […]

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Summer Camp For 21st Century Skills

Last Sunday I saw a fascinating piece on 60 Minutes about Jack Andraka. The video may be the best example of the importance of young people having 21st Century Skills that I’ve ever seen. Jack has recently become quite famous for accomplishing something that no one has ever been able to do: create an accurate test […]

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Summer Camp for 21st Century Skills

Summer Camp for 21st Century Skills After a fabulous, funny Counselor Show last night we awoke to a beautiful, humid, sunny Camp day. When I left my house at 7am Kenwood & Evergreen campers were already out of their beds, jumping with excitement on the front porches and lawns around their bunks. It appeared that […]

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