Steve Baskin

Steve Baskin
Owner/director of Camp Champions. Unapologetic camp geek. Married to lovely Susie Ma'am and have 2 boys and 2 girls.
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Susie Ma'am and A Proper Tea Party

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 27, 2020 5:31:01 PM

Scones group

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The Four Rs

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 27, 2020 5:15:00 PM

Each day, we stress the "Four R's" at camp.  Please allow me to tell you a little about them.  

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Cool Stuff You Missed

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 26, 2020 7:18:54 PM

KM ShoppersEvery year, we strive to improve camp.  We add activities, augment facilities, change menus and construct buildings.

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The Siren Song of the Silicon

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 26, 2020 5:04:09 PM

Boys_by_kayak_cabin.jpgBelow is an article I share with our families each summer.  I have also included a video that we made a few summers ago that talks about being tech-free at camp.  I hope you enjoy both!

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Tags: Parents

BEElieving Camp is Awesome

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 25, 2020 6:57:10 PM


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Homesickness and Growth

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 25, 2020 5:08:30 PM

[This is the second in two articles about homesickness at camp.]


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Tags: Camper

21st Century Skills

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 25, 2020 3:44:00 PM

[Warning from Susie Ma’am: this is one of Steve Sir’s longer article, but I think it is one that you will appreciate. We parents are looking for ways to prepare our children for success in the future.  This article discusses the skills fostered at camp and their importance to the real world.  Steve did a 10 minute TEDx talk on this subject that you might want to share with friends and family that wonder how camp can help your child.  Here is the link: 

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Tags: Parents, success, 21st century skills, parenting, growth

The Power to Choose Your Attitude

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 24, 2020 6:40:00 PM


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Counselor Heroes

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 24, 2020 3:38:04 PM

For years we have talked about hiring “counselor heroes”.  A friend unfamiliar with summer camps asked me to define what we mean by this and to explain what we do to get “heroes”.  I thought you might appreciate how I responded.
Our heroes are young men and women committed to being exceptional role models to our campers.  These are individuals whose talents justify easier hours and higher pay, but who understand the power of working with young people (of course, they also enjoy having an active and exciting summer).  While these heroes teach the campers a great deal, they inevitably learn some powerful lessons themselves.  They learn the 21st Century skills of communication, teamwork, work ethic, leadership and creative thinking as well the joy of serving others. They learn that hard work and great fun can go together.

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Tags: Counselor

Savoring Connections

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 23, 2020 4:14:38 PM

Friends-1Most days, I think about these blogs a few days in advance.  Occasionally, however, you see something that requires changing my schedule.  This morning was such a day.

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