News & Resources

Research shows that camp experiences often increase a child’s confidence, self-esteem, social skills, independence, leadership qualities, adventurousness, and positive connections to nature. Combined with the strong supportive relationships between staff and campers, safety, and opportunities for skill-building and youth involvement, the camp experience offers a learning environment that contributes to the positive development of your child. 

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Resources and Highlights

Videos? Nature education? Famous campers? Check out some of these great resources.

November 17, 2016
Saturday, November, 19, 2016 is National Camp Day, marking a perfect time to start thinking about summer camp.
September 26, 2016
Do you know a camp professional who deserves recognition for all that they do?
September 12, 2016
Summer camp has ended and kids are back in school. This begs the question: what's next for summer camp?
June 3, 2016
The school year is winding down and summer camp approaches! Camp is an excellent expanded learning environment that provides children with the opportunity to connect with nature, participate in human powered activities, and benefit from personal...
November 10, 2015
The gift of camp is one that never breaks, something children never grow tired of, and an experience that offers the recipient life-long benefits.