Four Ways Nature Contributes to a Better Life

27 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

Camps and retreat centers offer direct access to nature—and in incredible locations! Mountaintops to waterfronts, these scenes in nature create a sense of wonder. It’s one of the trademarks of a true camp experience, and spending time in nature, as studies have shown, can improve your life. Here are four ways being in nature develops […]

Secret to An Energetic, Epic Summer

24 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

Vince stared at the clock’s sluggish secondhand. It was almost here. Then the final bell rang, ending the school year and welcoming the long awaited days of summer. Instead of spending this summer with postures slouched toward mobile devices and veg’ing on the couch, Vince and his friends will experience an energetic and epic summer […]

Camp is Good for Your Brain!

05 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

At camp, kids are given opportunities to participate in activities that boost brain development. According to Scholastic’s Parents & Child magazine, here are a few tips to help kids have healthier brains: “Movement gets the brain going.”[1] Physical play is a hallmark of camp. Campers get moving, participate in new games and adventures, and have […]

The Impact of a Camp Counselor

30 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

  Camp counselors play a distinct role in the summer camp setting. They are the leaders. Mentors. Mediators. Parents-away-from-home. And they can be some of the most influential people in a young person’s life. Whether it’s teaching kids how to make friendship bracelets, playing in the pool with hundreds of wild campers, or having deep […]

Swapping Screen Time for the Best Week of Summer

29 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

When kids return from summer camp, they might be able to teach their parents a thing or two. Yes, they will have learned fun games, traditional camp songs and how to adjust to new routines. But today’s campers also learn a lifelong lesson that campers in generations past never really needed—the benefits of a digital […]

One Thing Expert Says All Kids Need

24 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,

Pre-school is the new kindergarten. The National Center for Education Statistics reported “the percentage of three- to five-year-olds in preprimary programs who attended full-day programs increased from 39 percent in 1990 to 60 percent in 2013.”[1] Kids are plugging into the classroom earlier than ever before, but is it beneficial? What happened to children embracing […]

You Love Your Kids – But Does Summer Drive You Crazy?

21 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,,,

It’s sneaking up on us…summer. The days when your kids sleep in and enjoy a life without so much routine. No more running them to soccer practice, or squeezing in evening PTA meetings. With those blessings also comes the reality that they are home. All. The. Time. “I’m bored.” “What is there to eat?” “Can […]

What Zuckerberg Knows

17 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,

It’s no surprise that millennial executives are doing life differently. Leading differently. Communicating differently. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, is no exception. It’s been reported that when he is faced with making a key hiring decision, he often takes the candidate for a walk in nature. Several people have reported a walk and talk on […]

Working At Camp Provides “What It Takes”

15 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments / tags : ,,

It’s a competitive world for graduating seniors, both at the high school and collegiate levels. Will they be able to get into the colleges of their choice? For college graduates, what kinds of internships will position them well for their careers? Will there even be jobs waiting for them? Working at camp provides an impactful […]

The Power of Camp 2017 Campaign Kicks Off

14 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Learn more about The Power of Camp and our 2017 campaign that we’ve just kicked off.  

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