In just under a month our overnight camp in NH is about to begin its 86th season! And in that time we've created some pretty cool relics and regalia. One of Scott's pastimes is finding treasures from Kenwood and Evergreen's past that pop up on places like Ebay. Just last week he found this beautiful postcard that neither of us had ever seen before! All these years later our campers and counselors still enjoy this view of Mt. Kearsarge every day of the summer.
This article in Outside Online Magazine caught my attention with its headline "The Importance of Free Play for Kids". While much of our summer camp's daily schedule is structured, for decades we have known how important it is for growing minds to have truly unstructured play time each day. It's great to see how many doctors, educators, psychologists and social scientists are recognizing this now, too!
We spend a lot of time at our brother-sister summer camp in New Hampshire talking about how to make the world a better place. We teach our campers not only how to be more empathetic, but also the art of conflict resolution and compromise. It results in charitable efforts like the bake sale that our 8 and 9 year old girls ran last summer to raise money for a local domestic abuse shelter, and our big and little sibling program during the summer.