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Parenting

September 9, 2020

Friendship in the time of COVID

I felt lonely all summer. Sure I missed the camp kids, and yes, I found joy in my beloved family, my fabulous spouse, and the delightful new grandchild. Not to mention nature, the lake, yoga, blah blah blah. But I didn’t see my friends. Like most folks I know, my pod is my family. When […]

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August 4, 2020

Parenting in the time of COVID

Parenting in the time of COVID reminds me of every time anybody ever told me: “You should do….” with my kids. It was always going to be more work, more trouble, more tiring – and  it made me feel guilty. Because there’s always more and better that a parent can do. And that was before […]

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May 15, 2020

‘This Arowhon Life’ Episode 5 – Avoiding ‘Bridgies’ and Other Teaching Tips

Welcome to episode 5 of “This Arowhon Life”, Camp Arowhon’s weekly podcast that helps us feel connected, inspired, and supported by our beautiful wilderness home. I’m your host, and Camp Arowhon Tripping Director, Andre Amiro. In this episode, we’re talking about teaching, and the many challenges we, as parents, can face while trying to teach […]

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May 8, 2020

‘This Arowhon Life’ Episode #4 feat. Seth Godin – Grit, failure and encouraging ‘enrolment’

Thanks for tuning in to episode 4 of “This Arowhon Life”, Camp Arowhon’s weekly podcast that helps us feel connected, inspired, and supported by our beautiful wilderness home. In this episode, we’re talking about grit, failure, and how we as parents can support our kids to ‘enrol’ in what they want to learn. Camp Director […]

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May 1, 2020

‘This Arowhon Life’ Episode #3 – At-home tools for dealing with Anxiety

Welcome to episode 3 of “This Arowhon Life”, Camp Arowhon’s weekly podcast that helps us feel connected, inspired, and supported by our beautiful wilderness home. In this episode, we’re talking about anxiety, depression, and the ‘mental load’ our kids carry around with them. Our Camp Director, Joanne Kates, is joined by Camp Arowhon Assistant Director, […]

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April 24, 2020

‘This Arowhon Life’ Episode #2 – Get a “Q-TIP”!

Episode 2 – Get a “Q-TIP”! Welcome back to the Camp Arowhon podcast. For those of you just joining us for the first time, each week, we’re bringing you a new story about Camp Arowhon, to help us feel connected, inspired, and supported by our beautiful wilderness home. We’ll feature past campers and staff, explore […]

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April 17, 2020

‘This Arowhon Life’ Episode #1 – Collaborative Problem Solving

Episode 1 – Collaborative Problem Solving We’re excited to bring you the very first episode of the BRAND NEW Camp Arowhon pod-cast. Each week, we’re going to bring you a story about Camp Arowhon – the people, the place, the culture – to help us feel connected, inspired, and supported in this time of uncertainty […]

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April 6, 2020

Uh oh, Am I (still) a helicopter mom?

A month ago ago I became a grandmother. It’s as exciting and wonderful as imagined. As they say, if I’d known how much fun being a grandparent is I’d have done that before I had my kids. On the day the baby was one week old, Eli, my six-year-old grand-niece from Montreal, came to stay […]

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March 2, 2020

Building Character

All over North America there are thousands of summer camps that intentionally grow childrens’ commitment to their religion. Embedded in that religious acculturation there is always character building – simply because most religions speak to the question: What is a good person and what is a moral life? For the rest of us, this raises […]

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February 3, 2020

Bad Kid in the Cabin?

This is the time of year when the phone calls start. They usually begin in one of two ways: “I’m not a helicopter mom, but….” Or “I know we’re not supposed to disrequest certain kids, but…” And now we camp directors know what’s coming next. There’s a kid, either a kid new to our camp […]

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