Cooking at Camp
In my last posting, I wrote about all the visual arts we offer at Maine Arts Camp. With more than 60 activities, we have many other types of activities as well. We provide high quality instruction in everything we offer, all in a non-competitive environment. And […]
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. […]
I know it’s the holidays, and you might not be thinking about camp yet; but maybe you should be! If you start nice and early, you can take your time and shop around to find the right camp for your child. Read more for 10 questions to ask to get you started.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to learn what a caring community I live in. For families who struggle to put enough food on their tables, the holidays can be especially difficult. The Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach organizes a tremendous project, supported by churches and synagogues and other organizations in the community, to provide Thanksgiving meals to the needy.
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.
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