Note from a former Arowhon staff
Hey Jo, I am currently at a training conference for new managers at KPMG and just wanted to share a few things with you. I am sure that Pre camp and the training you do has evolved since I left, but I am just blown away by how well prepared I am for the sessions […]Continue
Keeping teens safe on-line
There’s a lot of talk about how vulnerable teens are on-line, and as parents we tend to respond to our worries about that as per usual, with a lecture about the perils of the internet. But, also as per usual, the lectures are pretty much guaranteed to be ineffectual. This is for two reasons: One, […]Continue
Really interesting piece on the effects of “cotton-wooling” (i.e. over-protecting) children: School Ditches Rules and Loses BulliesContinue
My Thoughts on Crop Tops
It’s not often that I disagree so vehemently with a protégé of Gloria Steinem. The author of this article published in Ms. Magazine criticizes institutions for banning girls from wearing skimpy clothing because she says it contributes to the sexualization of young women and perpetuates the victim-blaming mentality by making it girls’ responsibility to cover up […]Continue
How can parents grow resourceful children? The role of failure is….
Sometimes kids allow their fear of failure to prevent them from taking on challenges… Some wise words on helping kids get through/past their fear of failure are hereContinue
Milk, Cookies, and The Beauty Myth
Don’t just blame the media for the objectification of young girls. Some great advice from a mom on how each and every one of us can make a difference: Dear Santa…Continue
What is empathy?
Empathy is the most important tool in every Camp Arowhon staff’s “tool kit.” Check out this fab Brene Brown video for empathy Arowhon style HERE.Continue
New evidence that camp changes children
A recent University of Waterloo study of camp experience has been released, showing that parents reported that camp made their children more resilient, increased their social skills and self-confidence and their love of learning, as well as their sense of being part of and responsible to a community. To see the study, Click HereContinue
Life without children would be….
There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter and noiseContinue
Working at Camp IS a Real Job
10 Reasons Why Businesses Should Hire Former Camp Counselors By: Anne Archer Yetsko, Associate Director of Camp Merri-Mac in Black Mountain, North Carolina A good communicator: Camp counselors have to be able to communicate well with children, parents, coworkers, and superiors. This is different from any other job because parents leave the most valuable thing in […]Continue