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!
I woke up with lyrics to the Gershwin song in my head: Summertime...and the living is easy...And it was pretty fitting, since today was just a lovely, relaxing, beautiful day of summer camp.
Our very happy campers and counselors woke up to bright sunshine and clear blue skies. People seemed rest and refreshed after a good night's sleep. Friends walked and skipped together to breakfast, ready for another incredible day here at our overnight camp in NH.
I spend a whole lot of time in my car, driving to the houses and apartments of the new campers interested in joining the Kenwood & Evergreen community. And with so many hours spent by myself I have this incredible opportunity to listen to some very powerful recordings. Lately, in between the weekly broadcasts of NPR’s “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me” and whatever music has recently captured my fancy, I’ve also been enjoying samples from the vast collection of TED talks.