[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:
In recent years, we have read a great deal about grit and resilience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, I got an unexpected email. Here is what it said:
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.
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.