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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Our Warrior vs Our Worrier

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 2, 2020 4:30:00 PM

Our Inner Battle

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Taking Responsibility

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 2, 2020 1:30:00 PM

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

Freezing at Room Temperature

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 2, 2020 12:36:36 PM

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We sent some of our campers home yesterday and we are ready for the final (and we hope absolute best) week of the summer.

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The Four Rs

Posted by Steve Baskin on Aug 1, 2020 3:26:39 PM
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Each day, we stress the "Four R's" at camp.  Please allow me to tell you a little about them.  

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Trading Certainty for Awe

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jul 31, 2020 5:08:57 PM

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With a week left in camp, I am at a loss to know what to write about.

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The Siren Song of the Silicon

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jul 31, 2020 4:35:23 PM

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Below 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

Embracing Intentionality

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jul 30, 2020 8:42:15 PM

Mission Statements 3_20

I had intended to write a long blog describing one of our favorite traditions: Senior Camper mission statements.

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Homesickness and Growth

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jul 30, 2020 7:15:00 PM

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

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Tags: Camper

Getting Ready for College, a High Schoolers Thoughts

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jul 30, 2020 6:56:24 PM

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During the second semester of his senior year (4 years ago), I asked my son Liam whether he had a case of “senioritis”. He responded that he did not like being idle and that high school did not provide the same challenge that it once had. He even suggested that he would not mind a little more homework (yeah, I gasped too).

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Camp Champions In ABC News Article

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jul 29, 2020 5:47:08 PM

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I thought about a wide variety of topics for today’s blog, but Susie Ma’am suggested that I instead share an article from ABC News that went live today.  It is about summer camp in the age of COVID and mentions us.

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