The Camp Echo Lake Trail

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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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Grateful for Finding My Voice

Posted by on November 28, 2017

I remember the day I lost my voice. When I say, “lost my voice” I don’t mean because I had a sore throat or had screamed so much I couldn’t speak. I mean that I remember the day that, whether it was fear, embarrassment, insecurity,…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: How to Practice Happiness

Posted by on October 6, 2017

As the Green leaves of summer become the Gold leaves of fall, many people consider trying something new, learning a new skill, or dedicating themselves to a new hobby. As you know, we love that at Camp Echo Lake. What are the two reasons a…

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Top Ten Things Parents Can Do to Prepare Your Child(ren) for Summer Camp (*And, no, one of the things is NOT a sleepover)

Posted by on April 27, 2017

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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