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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CC In The News: Wall Street Journal on How Camps Can Run Safely

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jan 21, 2021 8:40:45 AM

Being camp directors in the age of Covid has twists and turns we’d never imagine.  Last summer we were interviewed by ABC, NBC, and National Geographic. The Dallas Morning News published an op-ed piece we wrote.  Last week, we got a call from The Wall Street Journal. 

According to American Camp Association (ACA) records, last summer Camp Champions served the most campers of any camp in the US without a positive COVID case.  This got the attention of Nancy Keates, the WSJ reporter. 

Before you get excited, we only show up in one paragraph. But we were delighted to be a part of the article.  It illustrated some excellent points. 

Pirate Ship-1

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Solutions for the Hidden Dangers of Social Media

Posted by Steve Baskin on Nov 17, 2020 10:07:59 AM

This blog is written by Steve Baskin in response to Meg Clark's The Hidden Danger: Saving Our Children From Social Media


First, I want to thank Meg Clark. In fact, I feel a need to thank her for many things. Allow me to share a short list.  

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Camp is Like College

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 7, 2020 5:30:00 PM

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Tags: Parents, General

A Final Thank You

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 7, 2020 4:50:51 PM

ALtus Torch

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Life is What Your Sort For

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 7, 2020 4:40:32 PM


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Building Strong Kids

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 6, 2020 5:58:27 PM

Tug o War-1

“We help make strong kids.”

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Senior Camper Program

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 6, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Each year, we are asked to make presentations at national camp conferences about our high school leadership program.  We call it the Senior Camper program and it serves teens finishing 9th, 10th and 11th grades.  Here is an overview of the program.  I hope you can see why it has become an nationally recognized!
Senior Camper Talk

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Tags: Counselor

Reaching Out to Others

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 6, 2020 12:56:42 PM

(This is the fourth in 4 articles on the “Four R’s” that we stress at Camp Champions)
Anne with BU camper
As you might have seen in a previous article, we focus on the “Four R”s:
1. showing Respect,
2. taking reasonable Risks,
3. Reaching out to others, and
4. taking Responsibility.
This article talks about what we do to stress Reaching out to others.

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Tags: Counselor

Simply Joys

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 5, 2020 8:05:52 PM

Dodger and Dalton

I occasionally run out of inspiration for blog topics.  [Note: some of you may deem that I have already done so and continue to write nonetheless.  There are days I agree!]

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The Tiger Story

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 5, 2020 7:14:06 PM

TigerI have shared this story with parents and with counselors for years.  Last year, a former camper asked that I write it out for a leadership class he was working on.  When a parent also asked me about it, I decided to share it here,

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Tags: Parents