Showing Respect

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 30, 2020 6:00:00 PM

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(This is the second in 4 articles on the “Four R’s” that we stress at Camp Champions)

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Summer Camp and Orthodontia

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 29, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Hailey HannahLong before anyone took summer camps seriously as a growth opportunity for children, my grandmother told one of her friends, “The two best things I ever did for my child were summer camp and orthodontia”.  The years have proven her a wise woman.

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Taking Responsibility

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 28, 2020 6:47:11 PM

(This is the first in 4 articles on the “Four R’s” that we stress at Camp Champions)
Flag Raising

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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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Camp is not Like Take-out Pizza

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 18, 2020 8:00:00 PM

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Several years back, I was talking to a camp mom about her efforts to encourage her children’s friends to come to camp.  She was a particularly enthusiastic recruiter, so I asked her why she spent so much time and effort on it.

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Increasing Optimism

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jul 3, 2019 2:00:00 PM

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For most of our lives, we have learned (either explicitly or implicitly) a certain model of success and happiness: Become Successful and You Will be Happy.

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Welcome to 1st Term 2019

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 2, 2019 10:08:07 PM

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A Manifesto to Strength

Posted by Steve Baskin on Feb 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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In recent years, we have read a great deal about grit and resilience.

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Tags: success, skills, Camper, parenting, growth, independence, cell phones, social media, digital anxiety

5 Things Camp Champions Does to Help New Families

Posted by Kate Hutson on Nov 7, 2016 4:49:11 PM

Every summer, new campers from a variety of backgrounds and interests are welcomed into our incredible community at Camp Champions. It’s in these first few moments at camp that children experience the most growth, independence, and sense of community. To make this transition into camp life smoother and more rewarding, we implement a few practices that help new campers and families adjust to the unforgettable camp experience ahead.

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No Place to Go, Nothing to Do

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 9, 2016 8:49:41 PM

Small_girl_big_fish.jpgTonight is a laid back night.

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