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A summer at our overnight camp teaches you about healthy risk taking

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 9, 2016 11:00:00 PM

As parents we want our children to be comfortable exploring the world, and yet we also want them to be quality risk assessors. Being an independent and responsible person requires proficiency in both. Like all other important life skills, this can only come with practice...and some failures. At our brother-sister overnight camp in NH we work to make this the perfect laboratory for figuring out the difference between healthy and unhealthy risk taking.

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Topics: Healthy Risk Taking and Creativity, taking risks

21st Century Skills And Teaching Children How To Take Assess Risk

Posted by Jason Sebell on Nov 19, 2014 3:06:41 PM

 Talking about 21st century skills and the importance of teaching children how to assess risk

I hear it all the time: You work with middle school kids? That must be a nightmare! What a rough age. My response is usually something along the lines of “actually, I love working with this age group. Maybe it’s different at camp but mostly what we encounter are great kids who are really happy to be with their friends for the summer”. Based on almost twenty years of working with young people at our summer camp in NH that has certainly been my experience.

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Topics: 21st century skills, Healthy Risk Taking and Creativity, washington post, taking risks

Resilience, Adaptability, Healthy Risk Taking & Creativity

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 2, 2013 11:41:00 PM

I know that I’m a very positive person. It goes with being a camp director. That said, today was a spectacular day at Camp, particularly in terms of our goals of teaching our campers non-cognitive skills like resilience, adaptability, collaboration, healthy risk taking and creativity. Where to begin…

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Topics: Resilience, Adaptability, Healthy Risk Taking and Creativity

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