21st Century Skills

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 6, 2018 4:15:00 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 #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

Chatting with ABC News

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 29, 2016 6:20:03 PM

ABC_2020.jpgLast week, I got an unexpected email. Here is what it said:

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Tags: success, confidence

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

Sleepaway Camp as a 2nd Friend Network: An Insulation Against Social Cruelty

Posted by Carlen Long on Feb 19, 2016 10:28:59 AM

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When you are growing up – or indeed, at any time in your life – one of the worst things imaginable is the idea of being alone.

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Tags: Parents, success

What Sustains Us - Love Letters From Parents

Posted by Carlen Long on Oct 23, 2015 3:09:37 PM

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Tags: Off Season, success, parenting