Category: Why Camp?


Anxiety- Strategies for Success

ANXIETY is perhaps the greatest inhibitor for achieving academic, social and emotional potential.  For those with learning challenges, it creates an insurmountable roadblock that unless addressed diminishes developmental growth and establishes a cycle of recurring failure.  For many of our…

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TRANSITIONAL PREPARATION

  INDEPENDENT LIFE SKILLS TRAINING– 14 years ago a number of our long-time camper families requested that Camp Northwood expand its programming in order to create a bridge program that would provide transitional preparation for young adults approaching the end…

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The Unique Construction of Children

Even the most flexible of us have no option but to bring our own singular experience and perceptions to the table as we conduct our affairs on a day to day basis. All too often as adults we have an…

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Emphasis on Social Development

     The child/mentor relationship between campers and counselors in a quality summer camp is quite different than that of students and teachers in most school settings.  With the emphasis placed squarely in the social/ recreational realm, summer camp staff…

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The Lost Art of Play

I do not remember a day from my childhood during which I was not running around outdoors.  Jumping on my bike and riding a few miles to a friend’s house or school, exploring the ravines and fields of our community,…

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Why Camp?

In today’s society, the concept of camp can often seem foreign to families so dialed in to the hustle and bustle of our electronic and pre-programmed fast paced world of immediate gratification.  We, as a society have become far too…

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