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

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

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

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

Becoming a Golden Oldie

Posted by Ben Chinisci on Dec 2, 2016 2:19:31 PM

What is a Golden Oldie?

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The Supreme Court and Camp

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 17, 2016 4:07:48 PM

HT_scalia_ginsburg_trip_mm_150215_4x3_992.jpgWhen Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died this spring, I was surprised to learn about his relationship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

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Tags: growth, skills, Campers

Chasing Animals and Appreciating Camper Wit

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 6, 2016 10:04:23 PM

Green_Acres_Chicken.jpgEnjoying Green Acres

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Tags: Goofy, Campers, camp, Counselor

Success in College and a Personal Letter: Part 2

Posted by Carlen Long on Mar 1, 2016 1:29:31 PM

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Last week, I shared the first half of a letter written by one of Steve Sir's college bound sons (http://blog.campchampions.com/success-in-college-and-a-personal-letter-part-1). Here is the final part of his essay about his experiences at camp and how it has prepared him for the next four years and onwards.

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Tags: Campers, success

What Sustains Us - Love Letters From Campers

Posted by Carlen Long on Nov 2, 2015 11:07:27 AM

Friendships at camp are made for life!

 

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Tags: Campers, growth, independence

Effective Discipline Techniques for Children: The Purpose Of Discipline: Part 3

Posted by Erec Hillis on Feb 20, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Effective Discipline Techniques for Children: Part 3

This Blog is Part of our Counselor Training Series, see note below*

[In Part 2 we discussed how to address disciplinary situations in a way that helps kids learn. In Part 3, we discuss what we do about chronic misbehavior that is not improving.]

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What About Chronic Disciplinary Issues?

In the case of chronic misbehavior, we need to change our approach because the first has obviously not been very effective. We still want to recognize the cause of the misbehavior, whether a skills deficit or an unmet need, but we need to augment the question-based approach. The following are all strategies that we use in the rare cases when a camper has not learned from our previous efforts to address his or her behavior.

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Tags: Campers