The #1 Antidote to Digital Anxiety

Posted by Steve Baskin on May 11, 2018 1:00:00 PM

In the previous video we discussed different strategies that parents can use to protect against the effects of Digital Anxiety.

Ultimately, we believe that there is one approach that provides a uniquely powerful solution.

 

 

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Tags: Campers, success, 21st century skills, Summer Camp, cell phones, social media, digital anxiety

What Parents Can Do About Digital Anxiety

Posted by Steve Baskin on May 9, 2018 1:00:00 PM

The first video in our Digital Anxiety series explored recent research about mental health trends that are related to how children use digital technology.

This second video discusses strategies that parents can use to help their children navigate these challenges.

 

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Tags: Campers, success, 21st century skills, Summer Camp, cell phones, social media, digital anxiety

How Digital Anxiety is Affecting Our Kids

Posted by Steve Baskin on May 8, 2018 8:42:49 AM

 We have become aware of recent research that suggests that youth’s technology habits underlie massive negative mental trends for them. As partners in parenting, we feel compelled to share what we are learning with you.

Join us on our 3-part video series throughout the next week to learn more.

 

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Tags: Campers, success, 21st century skills, Summer Camp, cell phones, social media, digital anxiety

Camp and Russia

Posted by Steve Baskin on Nov 16, 2017 3:33:47 PM

 

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When most people think about summer camp, they picture

s’mores, archery and perhaps canoeing a beautiful lake.

But they generally think of it as very American, like baseball, jazz and apple pie.

So most people are surprised to learn that summer camp is actually a global phenomenon.

In October, Susie and I attended the 11th International Camping Congress in Sochi, Russia. The Congress is held every three years. In 2014, it was in Turkey. In 2020, it will be in China.

The International Camping Fellowship has 4500 members from 95 countries. 1200 members and 30 countries were in attendance.

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Tags: Campers, success, 21st century skills, Summer Camp

Fillin' Station Improvements

Posted by Leah Mesches on Sep 18, 2017 10:05:15 AM

Fillin Station

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Tags: Parents

Final Goodbyes

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 11, 2017 6:55:43 PM

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This blog will be short because I want to appreciate this last full day at camp.

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Two Awesome Letters

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 10, 2017 8:15:31 PM

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After a few heavy blogs, I thought you would enjoy a light and happy one. In it, I will share two letters that we received today. The first is from a first-time camper from Beijing. She is 9 years-old and was truly intimidated when she arrived at camp. Jet-lagged and culturally confused, she wondered what she had agreed to.

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A Confusing Initiation

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 9, 2017 5:45:10 PM

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Like anyone else, sometimes we make mistakes.   We believe that part of being a Champion is being willing to admit to your mistakes.

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Saving a Generation - One Camper at a Time

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 8, 2017 12:49:44 PM

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Jasu Hu

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Emulating My Grandmother

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 7, 2017 7:05:11 PM

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[Note: this is the second blog I have written about the pending departure of 3 of our 4 children to college.  OK, I get that I should be writing about camp, but with just 1 week before we send the first one off, I felt like a had a little more to say.  Please know that when I am not writing, I am completely focused on camp!!]

One of the few distinct memories of my maternal grandparents home was a framed letter.

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