Magazine Articles

Dr. Thurber has written more than 150 articles on leadership, parenting, youth development, and society since the mid-1990s. He writes the bi-monthly “Staff Advancement” column for Camp Business, is an award-winning contributor to Camping Magazine and Canada Camps.

Title
Magazine
Link
"Pressure in Independent Schools"
Bund Education [Chinese + English] (2017)
"Masculinity in the 21st Century: Part 1"
Lights Out [Australian Boarding Schools Association] (2017)
"Chemistry or Mystery: Inside the Tricky Business of Measuring Social Magic"
Camp Business (2017)
"14 Questions to Identify Potential Hiring Risks at Camp"
Camp Business (2017)
"Well-Trained Staff: The Key to a Successful Summer"
BDN Blogs--Summer in Maine (2017)
"The Prejudiced Pig Inside Your Mind, Part 1: How Directors Can Win the War against Implicit Bias"
Camping Magazine (2017)
"The Prejudiced Pig Inside Your Mind, Part 2: How to See Your Campers for Who They Are, Not What They Are"
Camping Magazine (2017)
"The Path to Summer Camp Leads Away from Sexual Violence"
Camping Magazine (2016)
"Good Old Fashioned Advice: What Parents Need to Know about Camp"
Camp Business (2016)
"Get Hopping: Energy Sources for Youth Leaders"
Camp Business (2016)
"With That In Mind: What Directors Need to Know About Staff Mental Health"
Camping Magazine (2016)
"With That In Mind: What Staff Need to Know About Their Own Mental Health"
Camping Magazine (2016)
"The Golf Cart: Behold or Beware?"
Camp Business (2016)
"Liked for the Right Reasons"
Camp Business (2016)
"Down and Dirty"
Camp Business (2016)
"The Problem is Not the Problem"
Camp Business WE (2015)
"Woven Programs"
Camp Business (2015)
"Demand the Unexpected"
Camp Business WE (2016)
"XXX-Posed"
Camping Magazine (2015)
"Push In; Pull Out"
Camp Business WE (2015)
"SHATIE Practices"
Camp Business (2015)
"Conflict, Camp, and World Peace"
Camping Magazine (2015)
"I Brushed My Teeth...and Other Lies Kids Tell"
Camp Business (2015)
"Gamification"
Camp Business (2015)
"In Praise of Criticism"
Camp Business (2015)
"Not a Math Person"
Camp Business (2015)
"What Were You Thinking?"
Capricornus Quarterly (2015)
"Rejectology: Helping Dorky Kids Fit In"
Camping Magazine (2015)
"One for the Road"
Camp Business (2015)
"To Connect with Kids, Just Call 'em Like You See 'em"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Pedagogically Speaking, Part 1: How Schools Talk About What Camps Do"
Camping Magazine (2014)
"Pedagogically Speaking, Part 2: Big Questions for Contemporary Educators"
Camping Magazine (2014)
"Hollow Silk Balls: What Makes a Great Care Package"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Coaching Parents on Child Safety"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Deceleration: How Radically Slowing Your Pace Can Make You Smarter"
Camping Magazine (2014)
"Help Us Help You: Complete the Health Form"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"What's Left After a Loss"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Bullying Redux: The Blessing of Conflict"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Finding Beauty in an Ashtray"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"#CARRYON: Learning What You Need"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"A Good Gal Without a Gun"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Standing Out: What Makes Your Kid Get Noticed?"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Real Sport Has Heart"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Weak End or Week End?"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Rehearse and Redo"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"Take the Pizza Test"
Camp Business WE (2014)
"10 Reasons to Give Kids 10 Seconds"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Do You Want a Spanking?!"
Camp Business (2013)
"A Place for Grace"
Camp Business (2013)
"The Quantum Physics of Children"
Camp Business (2013)
"Tried and True and Hard to Do"
Camping Magazine (2013)
"The Warm-Up Before the Work-Out"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Whither Favorites?"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"A Healthy Lead"
Camp Business (2013)
"Tangles in the New Safety Net"
CampMinder (2013)
"Courageous Ignorance"
Camp Business (2013)
"What Signal Does Your Sign Send?"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"My Three Favorite Things to Do with a 3x5 Index Card"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Wise Use of Time Off"
Camping Magazine (2013)
"Are You Gonna Eat That?"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Watch Out for One Another"(Child-Staff Boundaries, Part 3)
Camp Business (2013)
"Time Management, Part II"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Time Management, Part I"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Universal Vulnerabilities"(Child-Staff Boundaries, Part 2)
Camp Business (2013)
"Time Outs as Treats"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Increased Exposure is Good for Children"
Camp Business WE (2013)
"Kids Do Dumb Stuff: The Hidden Treasure of Accidental Learning"
Camping Magazine (2013)
"Am I Oversharing?"(Child-Staff Boundaries, Part 1)
Camp Business (2013)
"Lead Me Not Into Temptation"
Camp Business WE (2012)
"Giving the Gift of Trust"
Camp Business WE (2012)
"Homesickness and Acculturation Stress in International Campers and Staff"
Camp Business (2012)
"Boys Will Be Girls...and Girls Will Be Boys"
Camp Business (2012)
"Manners Matter"
Camp Business (2012)
"Wanton Words: Curbing Verbal Crudeness and Cruelty at Camp"
Camping Magazine(2012)
"Kids' Big Fears: Part II"
Camp Business(2012)
"Kids' Big Fears: Part I"
Camp Business(2012)
"Tiger Fun: Taking Camp Seriously"
Camping Magazine (2011)
"Camp and Commitment"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Continuous Professional Development"
Camp Business (2011)
"The Best Weekend Ever"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Campers with Attention Deficits"
Camping Magazine (2011)
"Writing Camp Jobs on a Resume"
Camp Business (2011)
"Ask and Ye Shall Receive"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Lifeguarding Essentials"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Don't Take It Personally"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Staying Relevant"
Camp Business (2011)
"Attributing Blame"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Lifelong Leaders"
Camp Business (2011)
"Call a Spade a Spade"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Dreading Water (Swim Checks)"
Scouting (2011)
"Politically Incorrect Language"
Camp Business WE (2011)
"Leadership After Failure"
Camp Business (2011)
"Camping's Hottest New Trends"
Kidding Around (2011)
"The Beauties of Camp Duties"
Camp Business (2011)
"Integrating the Relaxation Response"
Camp Business (2010)
"Post-Season Feedback for Staff"
Camping Magazine (2010)
"Sidestepping Stereotypes"
Camp Business (2010)
"Actions Speak Louder Than Words"
Canada Camps (2010)
"Spirituality at Camp"
Camp Business (2010)
"Single Sex Camp: Is It Right for Your Child?"
New York Metro Parent (2010)
"Six Lessons Lifeguards Must Learn"
Camp Business (2010)
"Battling Back Against Bullying"
Toronto Metro (2010)
"Burn Camps Offer Unique Growth Opportunities"
Burn Support News (2010)
"Leadership By Example Online"
Camp Business (2010)
"Cracking Children's Secret Code"
Camping Magazine (2010)
"The Hot New Trends in Camping"
Canada Camps (2010)
"Parent Panel Particulars"
Camp Business (2010)
"How Do We Treat Each Other?"
Canada Camps (2009)
"Competition Conundrum"
Camp Business (2009)
"Youth as Objects or Partners?"
Camping Magazine (2009)
"Feedback for Staff"
Camp Business (2009)
"The Well-Trained Staff"
Camp Business (2009)
"Summer Camp Done Right"
Canada Camps (2009)
"Collaborative Problem Solving"
Camping Magazine (2009)
"Keeping Your Integrity"
Canada Camps (2009)
"The Golf Cart: Behold or Beware?"
Canada Camps (2009)
"eLearning Comes of Age"
Camp Business (2008)
"What's the Problem Now?"
Camp Business (2008)
"Speaking of Technology"
Camping Magazine (2008)
"The Meaning of Summer Camp"
TIME (2008)
"Maintaining Your Professionalism"
Canada Camps (2008)
"A Touchy Subject"
Canada Camps (2008)
"Missing You"
Canadian Family (2008)
"Not a Happy Camper"
Scouting (2008)
"Happy Campers"
Parenting Magazine (2007)
"Skirt the Blues"
Portland Monthly (2007)
"Ready, Set, Camp!"
Parent & Child (2007)
"Preventing Homesickness in College Freshmen"
Student Affairs Leader (2007)
"Preventing the Pain of Parting"
US News & World Report (2007)
"Essentials of Homesickness Prevention"
Camping Magazine (2006)
"The Digital Umbilical"
Camping Magazine (2006)
"Hot on the Summer Camp Trip"
New York Family (2006)
"I Call the Top Bunk!"
Newsweek (2006)
"Home(sick) Away from Home"
Minnesota Parent (2006)
"The Camp Benefit"
CHILD (2005)
"Camp Champs"
Men's Health (2005)
"Healthy Competition is Not an Oxymoron"
CAMP (2005)
"How to Pick the Best Camp for Your Kid"
TIME (2005)
"Ten Things Your Kid's Camp Won't Tell You"
Smart Money (2004)
"Bouncing Back by Moving Forward"
Camping Magazine (2003)
"Do As I Do"
Camping Magazine (2003)
"I Am, Therefore, I Think"
Camping Magazine (2003)
"Out of the Mouths of Babes"
Camping Magazine (2003)
"Roots and Wings"
Camping Magazine (2003)
"Nature Loves Nurture"
Camping Magazine (2003)
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh"
Newsweek (2003)
"Seven Habits of Highly Effective Camps"
Camping Magazine (2002)
"Camping Is Your Gift to the World"
Camping Magazine (2002)
"Internal Leadership Development"
Camping Magazine (2001)
"Sleep-Away Camp Success"
Parents (2001)
"Your Happy Camper"
Parents (2000)
"Babes in the Woods... and Parents at Home"
US News & World Report (1999)
"I Want to Go Home!"
Parenting (1998)
"I Hate Camp!"
Parents (1996)