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November 6, 2017

The Struggle with Boundaries… a never-ending story

When we think of saying no to kids, our minds most often turn to the terrible two’s and how we, as parents, struggled to navigate those rock-strewn waters. I remember my then two-year-old, 29 years ago, ignoring me when I said it was time to leave the toy-strewn waiting room at our GP’s office. These […]

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October 22, 2017

Is Smartphone use harming kids’ mental health?

An incisive article in The Atlantic makes a strong argument that their excessive use of screens is leading to increased depression and anxiety in children. Read the article at https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

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October 21, 2017

We found this blog posting from retired Arowhon canoeing instructor Seth Godin….

What I learned at summer camp My friend Tim dropped me a note, asking me if I had any tips as to where he might go to improve his public speaking. I was flattered that he asked, and then took a minute to think about where I learned how to speak in public. Answer? Camp […]

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October 4, 2017

School rules: The good, the bad and the ugly

Of all the parenting mistakes I made – and there are many – one in particular stands out as an example of indulging myself, trying to look cool to one of my (then) adolescent kids, and acting against my fundamental parenting goals. It had to do with school rules. Dumb and dumber. Me. The thing […]

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September 12, 2017

Mara and Josh got married at camp Saturday September 9

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September 4, 2017

Growing Emotional Intelligence

Maybe even more important than history and geography. That they can Google 24/7. But you can’t Google emotional intelligence, sometimes dubbed EQ. You can’t fake it, you can’t cram for it, and it’s pretty hard to learn once you’re grow up. All of which make the stakes pretty high on raising a child with EQ. […]

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August 20, 2017

AUGUST 21 – BUS LISTS

Here are the bus lists!  August 21 – Bus Lists

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#summer2017 is coming to a close…..

Last night, after a triumphant day of high class awards, Brent and Whitney trip returns, and our final activity periods of 2017, the Camp Arowhon staff of 2017 – minus night duty of course! – gathered to bring our season to a close. Before entering into the ML for a late night banquet and awards […]

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August 19, 2017

People are asking about…. 2018 Camp Dates

Camp dates 2018: Camp starts June 28 1st session ends July 24 2nd session starts July 26 6 week session ends August 8 Camp ends August 20 1st session Junior Camp is June 28 – July 11 2nd session Junior Camp is July 26 – August 8 Mini Camp is Saturday August 11 to Sunday […]

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Whitney boys are back!

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