A Touchy Subject

From piggy-back rides to hugs to sitting on one's lap, camp staff really need to be aware of what constitutes a "safe touch." Canada Camps (April/May 2008) Members Only Content Hello, friend! You've stumbled onto some members-only content. If you'd like to check out this section you can sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP! All of my published articles are free to members. Already a member? Simply login here to access all the content at your membership level.

A Place for Grace

Teaching poise at camp builds confidence for life Camp Business (March/April 2014) Members Only Content Hello, friend! You've stumbled onto some members-only content. If you'd like to check out this section you can sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP! All of my published articles are free to members. Already a member? Simply login here to access all the content at your membership level.

A Pinny for Your Thoughts

Scroll down for access. Are mesh shirts the equivalent of bubble wrap? Camp Business (May/June 2020) Read my reaction to a director who forbid "shirts and skins" and required boys to wear a pinny instead. His rationale: No one will feel self-conscious about their body. Do our efforts to insulate young people from social stress send unintended messages of physical disapproval? Might we contribute to body shaming and eating disorders without intending to?  Consider the implications of your dress code. To access this...

I Am. Therefore, I Think

Explanations of Cognitive Development Camping Magazine (July/August 2003) Members Only Content Hello, friend! You've stumbled onto some members-only content. If you'd like to check out this section you can sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP! All of my published articles are free to members. Already a member? Simply login here to access all the content at your membership level.

A Healthy Lead

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An Open Letter to Parents

The Great News About Homesickness Newsweek & The Daily Beast (2009) Members Only Content Hello, friend! You've stumbled onto some members-only content. If you'd like to check out this section you can sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP! All of my published articles are free to members. Already a member? Simply login here to access all the content at your membership level.

A Good Gal Without a Gun

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5 Mistakes Camp Directors Make

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Deceleration

How Radically Slowing Your Pace Can Make You Smarter Camping Magazine (May/June 2014) Members Only Content Hello, friend! You've stumbled onto some members-only content. If you'd like to check out this section you can sign up for a FREE MEMBERSHIP! All of my published articles are free to members. Already a member? Simply login here to access all the content at your membership level.