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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 […]

September 12, 2017

Mara and Josh got married at camp Saturday September 9

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. […]

August 20, 2017


Here are the bus lists!  August 21 – Bus Lists


#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 […]

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 […]


Whitney boys are back!

August 18, 2017

Epic departure and Triumphant Return

Yesterday I wrote about the winding up at the end of camp. That time when so much is going on and it showcases some of the many amazing qualities about this community. Today was perhaps the pinnacle of that. This morning one of our Brent and Back and one of our Whitney and Back canoe […]

August 17, 2017


Camp is winding up. I say winding up instead of winding down, as things here do not slow down as we end. In fact it is just the opposite. The last few days of camp are a buzz of activity. It is in these days that the achievements of our campers really come to light. […]

August 16, 2017

The Home Curriculum

I did well in school. My kids did well in school. They went to good schools and so did I. But none of us found meaning in school. It was a means to an end. Get good grades so you can get into a good university. School presented the challenge of doing the least possible […]