Awards

Receiving ACA’s Golden Quill Award (2014)

Dr. Thurber is grateful to have been recognized for a number of research, writing, teaching, and clinical achievements, beginning with a
John Harvard scholarship for academic achievement in 1990.
The following year, his research on speech comprehension earned him the Faculty Prize for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis from the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

National Research Service Award

In 1993, Dr. Thurber was awarded a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Mental Health to study childhood homesickness and the adjustment to separation from home. His homesickness prevention program has helped hundreds of thousands of young people reap the benefits of overnight summer camp without suffering intense homesickness.

Receiving ACA’s National Research Service Award (1993)

Phi Beta Kappa, alpha chapter, Harvard University

1993

Nancy Robinso Director's Award

1997

American Camp Association Distinguished Service Award

2002

J. Wendell & Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award for Writing Excellence

2002

Henley S. Dimock Award for the Advancement of Camping

2003

J. Wendell & Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award for Writing Excellence

2004

National Parenting Press Gold Award (with Dr. Jon Malinowski)

2005

Hedley S. Dimock Award for Inspiring and Challenging Others

2006

Peter Kerns Award for The Advancement of Professional Development

2006

Telly Award for Excellence in Educational Video Production

2008

Radford Award for Teaching Excellence, Phillips Exeter Academy

2009

J. Wendell & Ruth T. Howe Golden Quill Award for Writing Excellence

2014

ACA National Honor Award for Outstanding Service

2017

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Dr. Chris for Booking.

A dedicated teacher from a young age, Dr. Chris has more than 30 years of experience working with camps and independent schools.