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Gimme vs. Giving

How many years in a row have we built our holiday shopping list based on who will be giving us something in return? Parents, children, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors, friends…the list can go on and on. Cue the days of endless shopping and searching…

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Thanksgiving Is The Season. Family Is The Reason.

During the holidays, we spend a lot of time together as a family. Relatives come in from out of town, cousins start backyard football games, and everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen. It’s always good to spend time with loved ones, but this time…

We’re Thankful for Family & Fun!

Some things just make sense together: peanut butter and jelly, hot chocolate and marshmallows, cookies and ice cream. For many families, this list also includes Thanksgiving and football. There are some great family traditions rooted in watching parades and sporting events together, it definitely can…

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Welcome To Our House: Community

There’s a lot going on in the month of October. It is finally beginning to feel like fall, school is in full swing, and everything is pumpkin spiced. The start of October also kicks off National Bullying Prevention month which we would like to shine…

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Welcome To Our House: Support

There’s a lot going on in the month of October. It is finally beginning to feel like fall, school is in full swing, and everything is pumpkin spiced. The start of October also kicks off National Bullying Prevention month which we would like to shine…

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Welcome To Our House: Foundations

There’s a lot going on in the month of October. It is finally beginning to feel like fall, school is in full swing, and everything is pumpkin spiced. The start of October also kicks off National Bullying Prevention month which we would like to shine…

What We Can Learn From A Six-Year Old

Six-year old Alex caught the attention of the nation when he wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to bring a young bombing victim to his suburban home. Alex assures the President that, “we’ll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons….

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What’s Your Role in the Routine of Responsibility?

When school is out for the summer, teachers and administrators warn about summer learning loss and tactics to prevent it. However, have you considered what you can do to prevent camp learning loss? At summer camp, kids fall into a routine of responsibility (asset #30)….

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So Long, Sweet Summer!

Summer is winding down and fall is quickly approaching. As we head into a new season and all of the activity it brings, here are some handy resources and tips for jumping into a fantastic fall!   If your camper is trying to decide between…

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Getting Back To the Grind with Camp in Mind

Getting into the swing of the school year can be hard. Waking up early and following a morning routine doesn’t always happen naturally! If your camper (and you!) are already dragging after the first few days of school, here are some things your camper did…