Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

A sense of belonging is one of the most powerful motivators. Not having a sense of belonging can break someone’s image of themselves and damage their relations with other people. If you don’t have anywhere where you feel like you belong, it can…

Please Send Her to Girl Scout Camp.

Please Send Her to Girl Scout Camp.

Perhaps I’m biased because I’ve been a camper and a Girl Scout for eleven years, or perhaps I’m biased because I now work for a summer camp associated with the organization. Whatever the case, I can truthfully say that the course of my life was…

How Mindfulness and Summer Camp Go Hand in Hand

How Mindfulness and Summer Camp Go Hand in Hand

Mindfulness is defined as “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations.” We may not think about it often, but mindfulness has…

Summer Learning Loss and Camp STEAM Weeks

Summer Learning Loss and Camp STEAM Weeks

This year we are doing something brand new at our summer camps, and we’re very excited! Some of you may already be aware that there is a growing concern among educators regarding summer learning loss. This is where good students forget what…

The Most Magical Aspect of Summer Camp

The Most Magical Aspect of Summer Camp

When your week, your year, your day, your break, your general well  being has just gotten to be on the shy side of pessimistic, there is one good remedy. No matter what happens at camp, how the campers did not want to work together, the…

Why You Should Attend a Summer Camp Open House

Why You Should Attend a Summer Camp Open House

It’s that time of year! Summer Camps all over the US are preparing for camper arrival in just a few short months. For many camps this means hosting open houses, and giving parents and campers alike an opportunity to come and visit camp before…