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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Across the Way with Brenda: My Love Letter to Camp Echo Lake

Posted by on February 20, 2019

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day last week and my upcoming departure from my role at camp, I felt it was the perfect time for me to write a love letter to Echo Lake. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to spend even one summer…

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When Camp Echo Lake “Friends, Friends, Friends” Turns into Love

Posted by on February 14, 2019

At Camp Echo Lake we emphasize mutual friendship, respect, equality, and fun among all our campers and staff. That said, when you combine the like-minded camp community that we live in at camp, the deep friendship connections, and maybe a little Warm Inner Glow from…

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From the Clipboard of Tony Stein: Who’s On First?

Posted by on January 30, 2019

With our first new camper get together, the New Camper Bowling Event, coming up, I have been thinking about all the pretty awesome FIRSTS our new campers will experience this summer – and some even before the summer! Your camp Big Brother or Big Sister…

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How to Know When Your Child is Ready for Sleepaway Camp

Posted by on January 11, 2019

This week we are featuring an article written by Jess Michaels on the New York Family Website titled Is Your Child Ready for Sleepaway Camp?  This article gives great insight from experts in the camping industry and child development field, including our very own Co-Director Laurie…

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