The Benefits of Camp
This article provides statistical data to support claims made about the benefits of camp. Provides the “cold hard facts” about how kids value their camp experience and how they have benefited from it.
Role Model Relationships: Making Healthy Human Connections – Peg L. Smith
This article details the important relationships kids form while at camp, helping to advance their social skills. The article discusses the relationship kids have with their parents and how the relationships they form with their counselor’s and other adults at camp help them to grow and mature. This also places an emphasis on quality staff and would pose an opportunity to discuss the high standards FPC has for their staff.
The Case for Camp: Why Kids Need it Now More Than Ever – Peg L. Smith
This article outlines all of the benefits camp provides children in all social/developmental areas. The article provides a strong argument for camp and its importance in today’s society, providing opportunities for children to grow and mature without the societal pressures that they face in everyday life.
Just For Parents
This article gives important information concerning bullying, when it occurs, how to recognize it and what to do in the instance that your child is the bully. This article makes bullying a topic that can be understood and provides helpful tips to help parents feel more comfortable and ease some concerns they may have about their child. It also brings about points that give the opportunity to discuss our bullying policy in relation to the facts/info the article presents.
How to Help Your Child Have a Great Time at Camp – Bruce Muchnick, EdD
This article provides useful information and tips for parents in preparing for camp, coping while their child is at camp, and how to make the transition home and life after camp a positive experience. Good article giving the basic facts and good advice for first time parents and gives them an idea about what they can expect and how to deal with the camp experience as a whole.
This article deals directly with the “separation anxiety” experienced on the parent’s behalf and how to cope with the first-time camp experience. The article also provides links to additional info on the subject and acts to validate parent’s concerns as well as easing some of their fears about sending their children away for the first time.
Campfire Stories for Parents - Marla Coleman
This monthly blog is written specifically for parents, providing useful links and information about summer camp. The blog addresses issues that are current and common among parents as well as stories illustrating the power of camp and the importance of the camp experience for children and parents alike. Marla is the recent past president and current spokesperson of a national organization, The American Camp Association.
Camp and Technology!
Cell Phones at Summer Camp? Just Say Click. - Mitch Albom
This article addresses a recent quandary – one that has made its way to the forefront of parents’ minds over the last few years. We found the Mr. Albom shares our sentiments on the topic, almost exactly, and expresses them far better than we ever could.
Can You Hear Me Now? Not If You’re At Summer Camp. - Kathryn Elizabeth Tuggle
Tuggle’s article, written in August 2010, discusses the ongoing issue of technology at summer camp, and also discusses the reasoning behind such policies.