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My Favorite Vacation: Summer Camp

From the New York Times

We take vacations for many reasons. To explore the world. To retreat from the world. To repair broken hearts. To test new hearts, or to rest. To push ourselves to our physical limits. But the most profound vacations are the ones in which we reinvent ourselves. A tall order; how can a few short weeks alter the course of a lifetime? Two words: summer camp.

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The Power of Camp

This Power Power of Camp Graphic shows how camps change the everyday lives of teenagers in extraordinary ways!

Tips for parents in easing transition to camp

In order to ease the transition of your teenager from home to WWSC's outdoorsy natural environment that may appear foreign initially, WWSC focuses on four core aspects: Constant Involvement, Focusing on the Details of Camp Life, Training the Best Staff and Supportive Preparation for Parents.

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How to Lick a Slug

From the New York Times

While backpacking here with my 11-year-old daughter, I kept thinking of something tragic: so few kids these days know what happens when you lick a big yellow banana slug...

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Why our children need to get outside and engage with nature

From The Guardian

… a growing body of evidence is starting to show that it's not so much what children know about nature that's important, as what happens to them when they are in nature (and not just in it, but in it by themselves, without grownups). Respectable scientists – doctors, mental health experts, educationalists, sociologists – are beginning to suggest that when kids stop going out into the natural world to play, it can affect not just their development as individuals, but society as a whole.

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