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February 5, 2014

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 […]

January 31, 2014

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, […]

January 28, 2014

Really interesting piece on the effects of “cotton-wooling” (i.e. over-protecting) children: School Ditches Rules and Loses Bullies  

January 24, 2014

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 […]

December 20, 2013

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 here

December 19, 2013

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…

December 16, 2013

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.

December 12, 2013

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 Here

December 9, 2013

Life without children would be….

There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter and noise

December 5, 2013

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 […]