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https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/eyes-bullying-what-you-can-do-prevent-stop-bullying-camp

Eyes on Bullying: What YOU Can Do to Prevent and Stop Bullying at Camp

"People don't understand. Those three weeks hurt more than any punch in the face could hurt. It took my breath away, and my whole self-confidence." — Will, a camper Have you ever been...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/girls-camp-overcoming-relational-aggression

Girls at Camp: Overcoming Relational Aggression

Author's note: The names and certain identifying characteristics of the campers on which this article is based have been changed to protect their privacy. The resulting thoughts...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/cyberbullying-protection-plan

A Cyberbullying Protection Plan

"Kick a Ginger Day." Fair to say, the majority of adults reading this article have no idea what this means. A bunch of junior-high-aged kids in Calabasas, California, did, however. On November 20,...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/camp-no-place-bullying-behaviors

Camp Is No Place for Bullying Behaviors!

Social cruelty, or bullying, has reached the level of “life and death.” With summer 2012 now here, parents are asking questions about how camp counselors and staff are being trained to keep their...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/youth-objects-or-partners-advancing-opportunities-camper-leadership-decision-making

Youth as Objects or Partners? Advancing Opportunities for Camper Leadership and Decision Making

Disenfranchised by Design? Nearly 40 percent of ten- to eighteen-year-olds report insufficient levels of involvement in camp (ACA 2006). That statistic surprised most camp...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/noticing-deficit-disorder-how-camp-can-restore-art-seeing-world

Noticing Deficit Disorder - How Camp Can Restore The Art of Seeing the World

We are in the midst of an epidemic of visual impairment no medical doctor can fix — but which camps might cure. Back in the `60s, artist, researcher, and psychologist Rudolf Arnheim (1969) lamented...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/impact-camp-experiences-social-skills-happiness

The Impact of Camp Experiences on Social Skills and Happiness

With depression, anxiety, and addiction rates high among adolescents (Keyes, 2006), and many youth engaged in relational aggression and other damaging social practices like bullying, there is clearly...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/reclaiming-conversation-interview-sherry-turkle

Reclaiming Conversation: An Interview with Sherry Turkle

Sherry Turkle, PhD, is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT; and the founder and current...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/grab-teenage-window-opportunity

Grab the Teenage Window of Opportunity

The camp experience provides an outstanding opportunity for personal growth. The adolescent brain, which is undergoing tremendous physical and neurological development, can benefit greatly from the...

https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/staying-out-point-struggle

Staying Out of the Point of Struggle

Scene 1: Tabatha, one of your five-year-old day campers, is going through her fussy-eating routine with you at lunchtime again. What happens is now so familiar to you that you’re...