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I Just Got Home and You Want to Know If I Want to go Back to Camp?

Posted by on August 24, 2021

Written by Laurie Rinke ***This article was originally posted in October 2014. We felt that at this time of year, when camp re-enrollment is underway and even the happiest of campers sometimes hesitate about re-enrolling for camp, it is a good message to share with our…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Can Social Distancing Bring Us Closer?

Posted by on March 27, 2020

  As I sit at my computer, I find myself profoundly distracted. I am working hard to focus on things but my mind wanders and my body tenses. The world we are living in right now feels out of sorts. I try hard to find…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Posted by on November 14, 2019

My feet were dangling off the chair lift as I contemplated how far the ground was below my skis. I wondered if I stayed on the chairlift, could I just circle around and get off safely at the bottom? I was in Junior High school…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Overcoming the “Camp Cliff” – Parental Reaction is the Key to Camper Success

Posted by on April 10, 2019

When I was a psychology major in college, over two decades ago, I studied an experiment called The Visual Cliff, that fascinated me then but resonates even louder with me now. Originally the experiment was intended to examine infant depth perception as it placed a…

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Top Ten Things You Can Do To Prepare Your Child(ren) For Summer Camp (And No One Of Those Things Is Not A Sleepover)

Posted by on March 28, 2018

With flowers blooming and the temperature warming, many parents want to know what they should do to help prepare their child(ren) for sleep away camp this summer. There are many things that parents can do to help prepare your child for a most successful summer…

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