Post Tagged with: "summer camp"

Making The Case For The Summer Slide
Parenting Blog

Making The Case For The Summer Slide

Remember when summer was all about games, puzzles, playing outdoors, being creative, staying up late, sleeping in, running through sprinklers, watching TV in the a/c, and making new friends in camp? Remember when summer was about childhood exploration, riding bikes, reading books for pleasure, trading baseball cards and enjoying a […]

Why I’m Walking Across England With Dads4Kesem
Parenting Blog

Why I’m Walking Across England With Dads4Kesem

84 miles is a big distance to cover on foot over the course of 7 days. That’s the very distance I’ll walk across the north of England with 11 of my dad blogger/writer pals this summer. Why am I walking across England? Two reasons: Oren Miller and Camp Kesem. We’re […]

A Camp Like No Other
Parenting Blog

A Camp Like No Other

There is a place of learning where no one is teaching to a test, a place where #2 pencils are not needed to shade tiny standardized circles, a place where kids are encouraged to challenge their preconceived notions about what is possible. This place, in actuality, is hundreds of places […]

Live From Camp Invention 2015!
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Live From Camp Invention 2015!

By the end of day one, they were The Trio. Eight hours prior, they’d never met and now they had a moniker. A start-up worth investing in. A pinky promise. This is the power of summer camp, of shared experiences. This is the promise of curious minds melding together over […]

A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway
Invest in Childhood / OWTK Giveaways

A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway

It’s awfully difficult to project the long-term impact of this or that when they’re 7, 8 and 10. A museum exhibit or a day at the zoo. A mid-week baseball game or a weekend ballet recital. We just don’t know what will come of what. As a strident believer in […]

Thinking, Tinkering, and Trying At Camp Invention 2014
Invest in Childhood

Thinking, Tinkering, and Trying At Camp Invention 2014

The chairs have been stacked, the floor swept clean, and the banners begrudgingly pulled down. It was a grand affair, but the curtain has closed on the 2014 camp season. I know this for certain because my Facebook feed has once again become a steady stream of back to school […]

Live From Camp Invention!
Parenting Blog

Live From Camp Invention!

The Bear and Mouse are now knee deep into their first ever week of Camp Invention summer day camp, and I popped in this morning to see my giddy girls building, deconstructing, and being active. But it wasn’t just my pair, every single kid I saw was smiling, energized, and […]

Preparing for Camp Invention
Parenting Blog

Preparing for Camp Invention

A few weeks ago, I chaperoned the 1st grade field trip, marking the first time I’d done anything even remotely like that with children not my own, in a vehicle I was not in control over. It was a long, hot day in a school bus without a/c for nearly […]

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