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Parenting Resource: Why we need to be patient with school-age kids

Our Camp Office team spends a lot of time reading the latest studies and ideas about child and human development. A few days ago, Scott found this interesting article “Why parents need to be patient with their school-age kids” on BostonGlobe.com. It offers an important reminder of the many pressures and conditions we may unconsciously […]

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Parenting Resource: Why we need to be patient with school-age kids

Our Camp Office team spends a lot of time reading the latest studies and ideas about child and human development. A few days ago, Scott found this interesting article “Why parents need to be patient with their school-age kids” on BostonGlobe.com. It offers an important reminder of the many pressures and conditions we may unconsciously […]

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When Tragedy Strikes: Helping Young People Cope

While events of mass violence have occurred with greater frequency in recent years, we know that the terrible attack against congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg might resonate differently and feel a bit closer to home for some of our campers and their families. In the past, we have shared resources with […]

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When Tragedy Strikes: Helping Young People Cope

While events of mass violence have occurred with greater frequency in recent years, we know that the terrible attack against congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg might resonate differently and feel a bit closer to home for some of our campers and their families. 

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Do Siblings Need to Go to Overnight Camp Together? A magazine asked us

Finding the right sleepaway camp for your family is no easy feat, especially if you are unsure of whether or not all of the children in your home should attend the same camp! Different overnight camps create different outcomes. Some focus on specific sports, arts, outdoor or aquatic skills, while others offer more generalized programs […]

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What Colleges Want In An Applicant, And How Overnight Camp Can Help!

There was a very interesting New York Times article last week that has been making the rounds amongst our leadership team. It’s titled “What Colleges Want In An Applicant (Everything)”. It details the many frustrations of parents and high achieving students as they try to navigate the college admissions process, especially considering how hard it […]

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Super Fun Camp Evening Activities Teach Important 21st Century Skills

As a community our mission is to enrich our campers’ summers with experiences that go beyond just having fun. We try to help them learn to be more creative, more effective leaders, better problem solvers and better at working through adversity. Tonight, during our evening activities, this was on full display.

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But really, how DO you teach a group of kids to be nice to each other?

There are times when I’m talking about our summer camp community that people give me a look that says “but realistically, could your campers really that nice to each other?” Sometimes they even come out and say “just because you tell them to care about the other members of the community doesn’t mean they actually do […]

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21st century skills matter when getting a real job in the real world

It occurred to me that I didn’t write that much about this year’s staff training. It being the cornerstone of how we create summers of fun and learning for our campers, I thought that I might want to remedy this. Starting June 12th each of our coaches, teachers, activity heads and group leaders arrived for […]

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Fun at overnight camp leads to gaining crucial 21st century skills

So here’s my favorite story of the day: At breakfast this morning one of our newest, youngest campers from Westchester, NY turned to his counselor and said “I just want to go home”. The counselor was completely caught off guard by this, and with a sinking feeling in his chest gingerly asked “what do you […]

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Interesting child development reading for our parents and camp friends

Our summer camp in NH’s leadership team spends a lot of time researching the latest articles, TED talks and videos out there about child development, psychology, and how children succeed, and we are happy to share them with our parents and friends. We post the most interesting things we find on the Parenting Resource page of our website. […]

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