The Blog of Camps Kenwood and Evergreen

When it rains at overnight camp we have the greatest time ever!

Posted by Jason Sebell on Jul 10, 2016 11:00:00 PM

Camp Parents ask me all the time what do you do when it rains? The answer is very simple: we play outside and it's the best time ever! 

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Topics: rainy days, Resilience, clue

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

How Our Summer Camp Teaches 21st Century Skills On The Tennis Court

Posted by Jason Sebell on Nov 25, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Discussing How Our Summer Camp Teaches 21st Century Skills On The Tennis Court

Every summer parents and campers tell us that our counselors are part of what makes our overnight camp such an incredible experience. In particular, they mention the teaching and coaching of our specialty counselors. Specialty counselors run and coach sports activities, teach visual and performing arts, and instruct at our waterfront and outdoor adventure areas. Each fall and winter members of our administrative team travel throughout the United States and across the world interviewing adults who understand how to teach their activity area to Kenwood and Evergreen’s campers, while also helping our children gain technical proficiency in vital 21st century skills – skills like critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, creativity, resilience, and collaboration. If you'd like to see a complete list of our activities please click here.

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Topics: 21st century skills, creativity at camp, Resilience, leadership, cass walsh, sports skills at summer camp

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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