The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

Dr. Michael Thompson reminds us that a happy childhood includes a few friends

Posted by Jason Sebell on Oct 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM

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.

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Topics: new camper party, michael thompson, dr. michael thompson, making new friends

Dr. Michael Thompson's “8 Things Parents Cannot Do For Their Children (But Wish They Could)”

Posted by Jason Sebell on Sep 30, 2015 9:05:00 AM

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Topics: child development, michael thompson, Resilience, parenting resource

Homesick (and yet) Happy in China

Posted by Jason Sebell on Apr 14, 2015 2:08:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: michael thompson, homesick, homesick and happy

Why 7 Week Summer Camp?

Posted by Jason Sebell on Nov 13, 2014 11:22:00 AM

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:

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Topics: michael thompson, why 7 weeks, why 7 week summer camp

A Night With Child Expert Michael Thompson

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jan 24, 2014 3:50:00 PM

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. 

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Topics: A Night With Child Expert Michael Thompson, michael thompson, best friends/worst enemies, sharon

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