Getting Ready For Camp
Why We Don’t Post Pictures of Kids During the Summer
We’ve been reading the post-camp feedback from parents and are so pleased that for the most part our hard work paid off to create a safe and positive experience for all of our campers and their families. One of the few complaints we are getting, however, is that many parents wish we would post pictures […]Continue
Saying Goodbye your Campers….
A Summer Camp Lesson: Good-bye, and Go Away, Thank You Very Much Dropping a kid off for camp can test a parent’s resolve. But standing back to let a child develop autonomy is one of the most important things a parent can do. by JESSICA LAHEY in The Atlantic Three years ago, when he was […]Continue
Camp is my happy place
I was driving down the camp road on Sunday, en route to camp for the summer. For most of my 66 years I’ve driven down this same road, and every time I do it, the feelings are the same: Exultation! Big word, big feelings. I am a round peg in a round hole. When people […]Continue
Why Overnight Camp?
We hear more and more about the pressure on kids (and accordingly parents) to get a head start on university and career-building activities instead of good old fashioned outdoor play. Although there is actually a lot of compelling evidence coming out that camp in fact DOES provide kids with the skills they’ll need to survive […]Continue
Homesick AND Happy
Now is the moment of the great Canadian camp jitters. Kids who’ve signed up for camp for the first time are having their oh no, this is REAL moment. Their stomachs plummet like an elevator in free-fall, as the warm weather and the deluge of camp emails make the reality of camp sink in. Some […]Continue
2017 Camp Dates!
We know it seems premature, but many of our families have told us they need to start planning for next year, so here are the 2017 camp dates: First Session: June 29 – July 25 Junior Camp July: June 29 – July 12 Second Session: July 27 – August 21 Junior Camp August: July 27 […]Continue
Saying goodbye to campers… at the bus… at camp….
A Summer Camp Lesson: Good-bye, and Go Away, Thank You Very Much by JESSICA LAHEY in The Atlantic Three years ago, when he was eleven, my son Ben set down a very specific parental code of conduct […]Continue
Camp Dates 2016!
I know it seems crazy early, but people are already asking… The 2016 camp dates are: Camp Starts: June 30 1st Session Junior Camp Ends July 13 1st session ends July 26 2nd session starts July 28 2nd Session Junior Camp ends August 10 MiniCamp is August 13 Camp ends August 23Continue
Perfectionism, an ill of the 21st century
I was talking to a distraught mom the other day, about her daughter who never feels good enough about herself. Funny (or maybe not so funny) thing is that the mom doesn’t feel good enough either. And she uses her daughter’s insecurities as a weapon to beat herself up. As in: The mom blames herself […]Continue
The Real Reason I Say No To Electronics
A Letter To My Boys (The Real Reason I Say No To Electronics) – by Renee Robinson Dear Boys, Do you remember the day we went to the drugstore and the lady said, “Wow, you are the first kids I’ve seen all day with nothing in your hands.” Remember how she marveled at how you […]Continue