21st Century Skills

Posted by Steve Baskin on Jun 25, 2020 3:44:00 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

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

A Must-See Video

Posted by Steve Baskin on Feb 1, 2019 11:11:48 AM

Sunset sailWhen I wrote the article earlier this week about connection and nature, I found it truly hard to find a photo to complement.

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Tags: parenting, memories, social media, digital anxiety

Benefits of Summer Camp: It's Like College, Just A Little Early

Posted by Carlen Long on May 29, 2016 11:46:35 AM



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Summer Camp, Sibling Rivalry, and Conflict Resolution

Posted by Carlen Long on May 10, 2016 10:46:20 AM


 One of the unique aspects of sleepaway camp is the cabin experience. Living with a group of 10 or so of your peers – and the supervision of two or three college-aged counselors – provides a critical opportunity for growth in many areas. Kids learn to communicate with each other effectively and positively, to collaborate and share their space and their time, and navigate conflict both on their own and with the assistance of their counselors. Every child benefits from practicing these skills, but perhaps none more so than an only child.

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Tags: Camper, parenting, growth

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