Ep. 8: A Camp-Grown Parenting Style with Scott & Sally Whipple

“Sometimes we feel like salmon swimming upstream, but camp has really made us feel comfortable when we’ve made those decisions that go against the current in our community.”
-Sally Whipple

In Episode 8 of the Podcast, I talk with Scott and Sally Whipple, the owners of three Bay Area (California) camps:
Mountain Camp
Mountain Camp Woodside
Plantation Farm Camps

The Whipples share five intentional decisions they’ve made that have shaped their parenting style:

#1 Embrace failure
#2 Value authentic, kid-generated work
#3 Give freedom of choice & empower kids to make changes when things aren’t working
#4 Preserve unstructured playtime
#5 Limit screen time

“All these things are learned skills…it really is a consistent, focus effort over time to give them the time and space to do these types of creative things.”
-Scott

Although the Whipples sometimes feel like “salmon swimming upstream” in their parenting, they are sticking to their unique, camp-grown parenting style!

Resources/Related:
Episode 7: Family Pace & Space with Sara Kuljis
5 Reasons to Unplug
10 Lessons for Parents Raising Kids in a Digital World

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