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When Boredom Isn’t a Bad Thing

19 Jul / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

At this point in the summer, teens might be dishing out the classic phrase, “I’m booooored.” They’re likely turning to their devices to pass the time, but chances are those feelings of boredom are only multiplied as they scroll. Screens seem like quick fixes, offering entertainment when the world around them seems uninteresting. So, how […]

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A Healthy Dose of Laughter

07 Jul / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

When was the last time you were in a crowd and the whole group erupted in laughter? The energy seemed to swell, and sounds of chuckles, snorts and hearty laughs filled the room. Bright smiles came upon each face, reflecting pure joy. There’s really nothing like it. Laughter is contagious, and there are scientific reasons […]

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Defining Moments

18 Jun / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

There are moments that change you. Sometimes they are big, planned events like graduation or a wedding. But, most often, they come as surprises while you’re just doing life. Camp is full of those opportunities. Moments when you discover what you’re made of. What you’re made for. There’s something special about being away, being in […]

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Why You Should Work at Camp at Least Once in Your Life

15 Jun / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

There’s a lot we chase after in life, whether we intend to or we are influenced by society. We miss a lot of what life is meant to be when we narrow our mindset to society’s ideal life: go to school, work hard, get a job and pay the bills. When really, life is more than that. American […]

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Camp Could Play an Important Role in Your Child’s Future

28 May / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question we often ask kids. Maybe the question is a way of us remembering and dreaming. Maybe it’s a way for us to get to know a young person in our lives. Parents long to see their kids succeed and pursue their dreams. […]

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Your Dream Job

27 May / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

The golden ticket. The brass ring. The winning numbers. They’re all long-shots but your dream job is just one email away. This summer camps around the country are looking for people who want to make a difference in the world and believe it’s possible to have fun while doing it. Camps are still looking for […]

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Where It All Started

14 May / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

Illustrator Luke Flowers grew up in a place where his imagination ran wild. Set against the Rocky Mountains, his childhood home was an environment where creativity, hard work and perseverance thrived. “I grew up at camp where my dad, and his dad before him, ran the horse ranch for a camp in Buena Vista, Colorado. […]

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Place Matters

22 Apr / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

When you travel to new places, your sense of wonder comes alive. Your eyes scan the landscape, taking in new sights, tracing every building and tree. There’s a newness, a kind of mystery about traveling to a new place. You know you’re going to discover something you haven’t ever seen before. You’re keenly aware of […]

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The Best Leadership Lab

10 Mar / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

How one leader gained lifelong lessons working at a guest ranch What does it take to forge a leader? Where do people go to become leaders who accept responsibility, serve others and change the world? For one leader, the time he spent working at Lost Valley Ranch made all the difference. Brad Lomenick is a […]

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Countering the Impacts of Isolation on Youth

21 Oct / by: CCCA / 0 comments /

It’s possible the pandemic may include more stay-at-home orders in the future, resulting in more virtual learning and students interacting with their peers primarily through technology. Youth workers, parents and camp leaders are asking, “How will isolation impact children and adolescents?” Pre-teen and teen years are incredibly formative, so what happens when kids are separated […]