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Photo courtesy of YMCA Camp Abnaki, North Hero, VT.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Before my first day of teaching high school, a colleague came to my classroom as I worked feverishly to get it set up and ready for the students. He came to give me a gift. This gift was three films: Dead Poets Society, Stand and Deliver, and Mr... Read More

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Throughout my professional life as an educator, I have always advocated for the advancement of curriculum to meet the needs of tomorrow’s world. I continue to advocate for the development of curriculum that includes STEM lessons as well as non-... Read More

kids learning outdoors
Friday, June 19, 2015
A blog post from American Camp Association CEO, Tom Holland 
Monday, June 15, 2015

My camp wasn’t in the middle of nowhere, out in the woods. Rather, it was in the city, in the middle of an urban neighborhood, row houses and all. Many of the children my camp hosted were poor, inner-city types, whose parents couldn’t afford an... Read More

Friday, May 8, 2015

When I was directing my camp program, I remember once asking a newly enrolled 11 year old, who was attending camp for the first time: ‘Well, are you ready?’

Thursday, April 9, 2015

By Bob and Rob Wipfler. A part of Camp 101, a blog series for ACA. 

Educators love to talk amongst themselves about their students.  So do camp directors, and our family enjoys predicting which campers will evolve into strong, capable... Read More

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

We all strive to teach the skills necessary for our campers’ future successes. Camp is a critical place for this learning. This is what I love about what we do: Skills that we share with our campers and staff will make a difference not only in... Read More

Hiking in the fog
Thursday, February 12, 2015

by Mark Shivers 

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