K&E Blog

Why Free Play at overnight camp is so important for growing minds

This article in Outside Online Magazine caught my attention with its headline “The Importance of Free Play for Kids”. While much of our summer camp’s daily schedule is structured, for decades we have known how important it is for growing minds to have truly unstructured play time each day. It’s great to see how many doctors, […]

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A Fantastic Short Film From Our Camp Video Program

For as long as anyone can remember, our summer camp in New Hampshire has offered our campers 1 hour of unstructured fun and play time after dinner. We call it Free Play. We believe that giving children the opportunity to explore and interact with each other during unstructured time is vital for proper social and emotional […]

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Why Free Play Is Our Campers’ Favorite Time Of The Day

I’ve written before in this blog about how popular and important Free Play time is in our camp community. Every night of the summer, directly after dinner, campers have over an hour to do something rare in modern childhood: whatever they want. Some campers use this time to practice a sport, while others work on completing […]

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