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The benefits of children having summers unplugged

I recently wrote about a counselor training event we call our Parent Forum. We invited a group of camp parents to sit on a panel and discuss with our staff why they chose our camp, and why it is such a good fit for their family. During the event Felicia, a mom from Boston, told […]

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The Many Ways Our Summer Camp in NH Keeps In Touch Using Social Media

Our summer camp in New Hampshire prides itself on giving our campers “summers unplugged“. We ask them to spend 7 weeks of glorious life without their laptops, ipads, cell phones, or even ipods. No Facebook, no email, nu Netflix, no Snapchat. The research is pretty clear that developing brains need extended time away from electronic […]

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For Parents: What Exactly Are Magic Cards, And How Do You Play?

When I was a Kenwood and Evergreen camper, one of my favorite parts of the experience was playing games in our bunk during downtime. No one had thought to bring hand-held electronic game systems to Camp, and no one had yet to invent Iphones or apps. During Rest Period after lunch, and on raining days, […]

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Very Happy Campers | Summers Unplugged

Camp was without power this morning, and yet we were all very happy campers.  Camp received a whole lot of wind and rain last night, and when we woke up we discovered that the power had gone out. A ways down Eagle Pond Road a tree branch had fallen onto a power line, and while […]

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Summers Unplugged in NH

I will be leaving for a vacation in just a couple of days, and one of things that I am most looking forward to is seeing my entire family unplug. We will be staying in a remote location where there is no cell reception, no internet, no Xbox, and no TV. As a rule we […]

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