History

Is traditional Summer Camp outdated?

Sue Lein
Posted by: Sue Lein

Date: Friday, 25 November 2016 -  
History, In the Press, Camp News

It’s been over a century since families first began sending their children to summer camp, some for as long as two months at a time. In North America, the very first of these establishments came about in the 1880’s. Victorian society was so concerned with falling birth rates, degeneracy, and boys becoming overly feminized by too much time in the home that summer camp became the antidote to unwanted and disorderly behavior: a way to encourage good health, sound morals and the manliness and discipline the era prided itself upon.

 

How to build resilient kids when life events leave adults shaken

Sue Lein
Posted by: Sue Lein

Date: Saturday, 10 December 2016 -  
History, American Summer Camp , In the Press, Camp News

Despite my years on the earth, I'll admit that recent political events have left me shaken. I've been thinking a lot about our country, my family, friends and customers and what's my role in moving forward in a positive way for all of us. What's different this time is the level of raw emotions all around me. A teacher friend of mine told me that his students have been "rattled" since the election. My LGBT friends are scared for their children's safety. My Muslim neighbors are hiding who they are. A disabled college student I know is worried he'll lose his government loans and have to leave school. Every day, someone discloses their fears like I've never witnessed in my adult life.

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