The resident camp experience is 150 years old and going strong! It is a very unique and special time in the lives of so many children to whom we are personally dedicated. From time to time we come across a book or article that really understands what goes on inside camping. The insights contained within these texts come from both professionals and parents and offer up many points of view that may help you and your camper along this journey.
All the best,
Greg & Laura Pierce
Owner – Directors
Articles for Camp Parents
Smooth Sailing At The Beach
Article from CampBusiness.com by Robert Attonito
Summer Camp and Disruptive Moments
Article from PsychologyToday.com by Steve Baskin
How Exercise Can Boost Young Brains
Article in The New York Times by Gretchen Reynolds. Encourage young boys and girls to run, jump, squeal, hop and chase after each other or after erratically kicked balls, and you can substantially improve their ability to think.
Self Determination at Summer Camp
Article on PortlandFamily.com by Heidi Smith Luedtke, Ph.D.
A Happy Camper
Article in Huffington Post by Stephen Gray Wallace, Director, Center for Adolescent Research and Education (CARE).
Is It Too Late to Send Myself to Camp?
Article in NYT Blogs by KJ DELL'ANTONIA
Is it wise to Specialize
by John O’Sullivan from the Changing the Game Project
Should I Be Sending My Children to Camp?
Article in Huffington Post by Michael Thompson, Ph.D Author, "Homesick and Happy"
Soothing the Homesick Child
New York Times article "Soothing the Homesick Child" by Perri Klass, M.D. This article appeared in the Tuesday, July 10 edition of New York Times
Text Messaging: Is it Ruining The Art Of Conversation?
Article in Huffington Post by MARTHA IRVINE
What are 21st Century Skills at camp?
PARTNERSHIP FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING. Participating Corporations: Adobe, Apple, Crayola, Dell, Intel, Educational Testing Service, Lego, Microsoft, McGraw Hill, Walt Disney, Verizon, Oracle, Houghton Mifflin, National Education Assoc.
When they come home...
Bob Ditter, L.C.S.W.
Why can't school be more like summer?
By BARBARA ROWLEY
Books for Camp Parents
by Eisner, Michael D. published by Thorndike Press Hardcover
Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow
An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home… if only for a little while. By Michael Thompson
Imagine: How Creativity Works
by Jonah Lehrer
Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
by Rosalind Wiseman
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
by Teresa Barker
Surviving Ophelia: Mothers Share Their Wisdom in Navigating the Tumultuous Teenage Years
by Cheryl Dellasega
The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
by Wendy Mogel