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Camp Counseling jobs offer a compelling array of skill sets to develop, and opportunities to gain more responsibility over the years. They’re a great compliment to internships.
We let personal e-tech devices take over contemporary life without anticipating the negative affect on kids and families. It’s time to really talk about it, and rein it in!
Help your daughter get familiar with spending time in nature at camp with these helpful ideas.
By now you’ve probably heard of the serious dust-up in in the Washington D.C. area that a respected professional couple faced after allowing their 10- and 6-year-old children to play at a playground alone, including walking home about a mile from that playground. The kids and their parents, part of the “free range kids” movement […]
I had a recent study passed on to me the other day by our good friend Carson Gleberman that said the research group, writing for Computers in Human Behavior, had found that just “Five days at outdoor education camp without screens improves preteen skills with nonverbal emotion cues.” Of course we always knew this at Camp […]
It’s one of my biggest goals to bring back the singing at Alleghany. Yes, we sing a lot, but many — too many — of the traditional songs have been lost by the wayside. For some reason or another, certain Campfire or Assembly songs are sung less and less each year to the point where […]
It’s wonderful to see more and more news outlets talk about the benefits of a summer spent unplugged from iPhones, video games, Facebook and the whole Internet. That’s why it was great to see a recent article in the Wall Street Journal — “To Attract Campers, a Promise They Will Unplug: Many Camps Follow a Classic […]
Some kids are born entomologists — they just love creepy, crawly things. Bugs of all sorts excite this kind of girl’s rapt attention as she gazes intently through a magnifying glass at an insect’s every move. Other girls, not so much. So if your daughter is the kind who would sooner run from a beetle […]
With camp less than a month a way I’m sure you’re all beginning to prepare in earnest for the sweet time away at Alleghany. I’m also sure that both a water bottle and a good SPF sunscreen is on your packing list. But when you pack these things for your daughter you might wonder — […]