In my last blog post, I wrote about how to know if your child is ready for overnight camp. Ready or not, many campers will experience homesickness, even if they’ve been to camp before. This usually happens in the first day or so, and in most cases it dissipates by the third day. […]
One of the special aspects of being part of a small, nurturing camp community is that kids and teens feel special. They know they’re recognized and cared about, they know their voice is heard, and they know their feelings are respected. When you’re in a place where even the camp director knows your name, it feels good. It feels like a place where you belong and where friendships are yours for the taking.
It’s almost Thanksgiving, and that means time is flying by! By the time you’re done cleaning up from the holidays, summer will be here in the blink of an eye. Now is actually the perfect time to start shopping for summer camp. Either call us, or if you’re in the Boston area, please stop by our information sessions in Chestnut Hill or Danvers next weekend!
A weekend trip to New York City provided me with some amazing bonding time with old friends, and a powerful reminder of the importance to encourage children to pursue their passions. Seeing Billy Elliot on Broadway, brought back many thoughts of watching both boys and girls soar through dance and all the arts at Maine Arts Camp.
I for one was very inspired by Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement address that has been posted all over the Internet this past week upon his passing away. Have you discussed these inspiring words with your child or teen? What a great opportunity for all of us to have this meaningful conversation around our kitchen tables. And, it turns out his words even apply to camp!
We all know that character counts! I was inspired by reading about an effort by some leading educators to develop a character education and measurement system. It was no surprise that the key strengths are all qualities and skills we focus on at camp!
Now that we’re settling in back at home in Florida, we’re looking back on the summer and analyzing what worked best, and what might need improvement. We feel we had one of our best summers ever, and evidently our camper families and staff agree. We’re receiving wonderful feedback, and I wanted to share these with you.
Now that camp is over, we’re getting heartfelt feedback from campers and parents. After all the hard work, this is the time we get to say “that’s what it’s all about!” We’re so happy to be able to provide a positive summer experience for kids and teens. Please take a glimpse at this beautiful letter from one of our campers.
Tonight a new tradition was born at Maine Arts Camp. We now have a lobster and a moose character who will be bringing us tidbits of information on a regular basis. It all happened when our senior art director, Marilyn Barry happened upon some adorable character hats on a day off […]
Session 1 is drawing to a close at Maine Arts Camp, and so many wonderful things have been transpiring: new friendships, courage to try new things, beautiful artwork, talented and fun performances, and so much more. Please join me as I give you a glimpse of what’s been happening here and what your children have been up to!
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