Archive: SEL

Parents Want SEL!

Parents in 2019 are getting choosey about what they want for their kids, both in and out of school. A recent survey conducted by Peachjar, a cloud-based communication platform that distributes school and community information to more than 10 million parents in 40 states, shows they are looking for more and better options for their kids’ after school enrichment. Parents …

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Technology that Develops Curiosity, Courage and Kindness

The Internet, apps and games provide so much access to information that it’s not hard to find something to stimulate kids’ curiosity, according to the organization Common Sense Media. However, it’s important that whatever technology they use be informative, age-appropriate and credible. Games that allow exploration, creation and multiple solutions to a problem (like Minecraft and Roblox) are also known boosters …

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Curriculum Spotlight – Marina Hydeman 

Greetings from the curriculum department! This week I (Ryan Kochevar) sat down with Marina Hydeman to talk all things curriculum.   RK: Marina is our nature and science programs writer for our EDMO and PRO curriculum, that’s for campers in 1st through 8th grades. She’s here with me today to answer some questions I have.  MH: Looking forward to it!   RK: So, first question, how long have you …

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Recognizing Character

Today is Character Day, a global initiative where a myriad of schools, organizations and families view films and printed materials and have the opportunity to join an online conversation about the importance of building character. Character Day is the brainchild of Tiffany Shlain, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards. Her website, Let it Ripple, as the site states …

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How to Get Kids Interested in Giving, Part Two

We recently posted some ideas to help children develop a habit of charitable giving this summer, which is an important step in building one of three core character traits we develop in our campers: kindness. To continue that theme, here are some great inspirations for generosity – kids who’ve been recognized for their own charitable giving! Earlier this year, Face2Face …

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Getting Ready for Camp!

Memorial Day has passed and school is either out or just about to be. Most kids are excited for a break from school and ready for a fantastic summer experience. To us that means, it’s time to get ready for summer camp! Why camp? Curious children love to have their creativity celebrated while making projects and solving problems their own …

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