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 […]
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.” Kids are plugging into the classroom earlier than ever before, but is it beneficial? What happened to children embracing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Learn more about The Power of Camp and our 2017 campaign that we’ve just kicked off.
Do you remember playing outside until after dark? Running as hard as you can, playing tag, building forts, laughing and getting dirty? As dusk approached, you’d listen for your mom to call your name so you could reluctantly go inside after a long and fulfilling day. Then, you’d crawl into bed with the smell of […]
Adventures are great. But once you’ve packed up your gear, put away your maps, what do you have left? An adventure at camp leaves an indelible mark on your life. One that lasts for eternity. #thepowerofcamp
There are many things working against healthy relationships today. One that we may not know the full impact of yet is the decline of emotional intelligence. Camp may be one solution to this problem. In a study of 6th graders who went away for five days of nature camp, researchers found their ability to recognize […]
Sometimes the Still Small Voice is squeezed out and muffled in our lives. Camp gives us the time and space to hear again.