Photo Courtesy of Word of Life

The Benefit of Controlled Chaos

28 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Take a stroll through any grocery store and you’ll likely hear parents say: “Please stop standing on the cart.” “No, we don’t need another box of cereal.” “Can’t we go at least one aisle without begging for candy?” Kids want freedom and parents want peace. It’s a prime setting for chaos. For many families, summer […]

Get out, I mean it!

Get out! I mean it!

25 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

We intuitively know that getting outside is good for us. And, good for kids. But, life seems to conspire against us. Complicated schedules, luring screens and the safety net of “indoors” all combine to form a world where people aren’t spending enough time outside. A doctor at Harvard Medical School encourages parents to make getting […]

Camps grow strong girls

Camps Grow Strong Girls

22 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Most girls don’t fit the mold. You know, the mold created by an airbrushed magazine cover. Or, the mold created by a society that has told girls they can be all they want to be–a mold that comes with a secret message that girls need to be EVERYTHING. Or perhaps the mold that tells girls […]

Camp and the Soft Skills That Help You Thrive

19 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

A Harvard researcher’s recent findings adds that working at camp is a great training ground for your future. David Deming, a professor of education and economics at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard’s Kennedy School, says that for years, employer surveys have listed the ability to communicate well and work as part of a […]

Photo courtesy of Lake Ann Camp

The Best Career Prep Ever

14 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

  Where else can you work this summer that will not only prepare you for your future but also be a whole lot of fun? Working at summer camp provides you with indelible opportunities for: Building your emotional intelligence. When you live and work with people who are different from you, you learn how to […]

Photo courtesy of Tejas

Take a Break

07 Feb / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Honestly, today’s teens need a break—a break from demanding schedules, cafeteria food and probably their siblings. Wouldn’t it be nice for the adolescents in your life to press pause on their normal routines and come back a better version of themselves? Camp supports that. When we asked parents of campers if their kids were nicer […]

Photo courtesy of Word of Life Fellowship

Help Teens Swap Stress for Summer Camp

28 Jan / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Between academic pressures, staying up on social media and maintaining friendships, the levels of anxiety and stress seem to be increasing for teens. School guidance counselor Mari Campbell says, “What I see with high school teens—many balance a lot of responsibilities between school, extra curricular activities, work, family [and] friends. Many do not have the […]

Be Still

17 Jan / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

The stillness we’re longing for still exists. Finding it takes a little more effort than it used to, perhaps, but it’s attainable if we’re willing to seek it out. Camp is one place it can always be found. Located in remote settings, the opportunities to put aside distractions and pursue quiet are abundant at camp. […]

You Were Made for This

13 Jul / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

  The long summer days bring a certain kind of splendor. They ignite creativity, allow friendships to form, memories to be made. And one of summer’s many luxuries is extended time to explore nature. There’s something about the outdoors that makes us feel more alive. Something as simple as seeing how your shadow falls upon […]

You Have to Be There

25 Jun / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

  Sometimes you just have to be there. You know those moments – you’ve spent all day as a family at the park, at the beach or doing some other activity. Then, a special moment happens. One of your kids drops a deep thought, feeling or fear on you. Your son or daughter, who normally […]