Besides being a world-renowned child development expert and public speaker, Dr. Michael Thompson is also our brother/sister summer camp's consulting psychologist. Having heard him speak to groups of all sizes -- including annual training sessions with our counselors -- I am always struck by his seemingly innate understanding of children and their needs. He also has an uncanny ability to cut to the core of an issue and give parents truly helpful, insightful advice for raising their children.
A camp director remembers what it is like to be having a great time in a new place, and yet also yearn for home
It's been many years since I was a new camper, so while I can understand the challenges a homesick camper is going through, it has been almost 3 decades since I felt it myself. This past week while on a business trip in China I was suddenly reminded of what it can feel like.
Why is Kenwood and Evergreen a 7 Week Summer Camp?
We are often asked why is Kenwood and Evergreen a 7-week summer camp? Why aren’t you a shorter 4-week camp like so many others out there? Simply put, because going to a 7-week camp is amazing and life changing, and has a far longer impact on a child’s social and emotional development. Here are some of our favorite reasons why our overnight camp in NH is 7 weeks long:
A Night With Child Expert Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
We are excited to announce a very special upcoming event! On Thursday, February 6 we invite all Camps Kenwood and Evergreen current and future parents to a talk with Michael Thompson, Ph.D. as he presents "Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood". This free event will take place from 7:00 - 9:00pm at Everwood Day Camp in Sharon, MA.