Category Archives for Camp

Ep. 88: Preventing Abuse with Tommy Feldman

In this episode of the podcast, I interview Tommy Feldman, the founder and director of Camp Granite Lake in Colorado. We discuss protecting children from abuse, not only at camp but any time they are with a caregiver. This podcast episode has two parts: helping parents know what questions to ask childcare providers, and the…

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Happy Campers: Gold Arrow Camp (Huntington Lake, CA)

Gold Arrow Camp “This year our [camp] theme is “Filling Buckets,” which I’m pretty excited about. It comes from a great children book. But the gist of it is that we all have this invisible bucket and we all have the power to fill each other’s buckets or empty each other’s buckets. And you fill…

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Happy Campers: Wilderness Adventures (U.S. & Abroad)

Wilderness Adventures “We want all of our students walking away with a sense of accomplishment. Not only from the trail, but from making new friends, from taking on new challenges, from doing things their laundry by themselves.” (Tom Holland) Tom and Catherine Holland Video of the Wilderness Adventures interview with Tom Holland Wilderness Adventures

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Happy Campers: Kennolyn Camps (Santa Cruz, CA)

Kennolyn Camps “We do have a philosophical belief that kids actually, and humans in general, have good friend making skills. What they need is coaching and practice.” (Andrew Townsend) Andrew Townsend (right) Video of the Kennolyn Camps interview with Andrew Townsend Kennolyn Camps

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Happy Campers: Camp Granite Lake (Golden, CO)

Camp Granite Lake “Our mission, our goal, is to be intrinsic to someone’s lifelong growth through their connections with nature and each other.” (Tommy Feldman) Tommy Feldman & Family Video of the Camp Granite Lake interview with Tommy Feldman Camp Granite Lake Camp Granite Lake Snowy Day Snowy day at camp! Take a look as…

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Happy Campers: Camp Deerhorn (Rhinelander, WI)

Camp Deerhorn “Every Sunday we have a ‘words of wisdom.’ It’s non-denominational, it’s just a very short talk that one of our counselors gives about something that is meaningful in their life.” (Amy Broadbridge) Amy Broadbridge & Family Video of the Camp Deerhorn interview with Amy Broadbridge Camp Deerhorn

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Why do parents send their kids to summer camp?

Camp-Related Posts/Podcast Episodes Happy Campers Interview Series with Camp Directors 100 Questions About Summer Camp Ep. 74: Why Summer Camp? 5 Essential Summer Camp Packing Tips Every Parent Should Know 5 Fun Ideas for Letters to Campers What’s the Best Age for Camp? Ep. 32: Benefits of Summer Camp for Teens 10 Messages for a…

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Happy Campers: Carmel Valley Tennis Camp (CA)

Carmel Valley Tennis Camp is located in Carmel Valley, California and is camp for boys and girls ages 10-18. Sessions are one or two weeks. This Happy Campers Interview is with Susan Reeder and Steve Proulx, the owners and directors of Carmel Valley Tennis Camp. Video of the interview  

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