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A Tribute to My Friend Brad Schwartz

In the early hours of May 14 my friend, Brad Schwartz, of the Banner Day Camp family, died peacefully after a long battle with cancer. He left behind two children, his wife and extended family, as well as a sad and somewhat stunned extended camp family.
 
I had known Brad since the early 1990’s when I […]

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We Adults Talk Too Much

Can you ever remember a time when you had done something wrong as a child and an adult went on and on in their lecture to you even though you got the “message” after the first two minutes? I think everyone has a story like that. There are three key points to be made about […]

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Modern Day Friends, Same Old Brain

I recently read where Facebook© has just reached a record 600 million profiles on their social networking platform. This certainly represents the largest “stage” of human interconnectedness ever created by mankind. The last 100 million seem to have been created in the last few months.
Social networking programs have certainly allowed people to stay […]

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I hate the teacher I’ve had to become: Camp as Education

Camp people are getting excited about the idea of looking at a strong camp experience as educational and not just recreational or social. At a time when so many children in public schools are essentially being taught how to get good test scores, it is becoming increasingly apparent that there are big gaps in what […]

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Over Praising Children

It is now clear the parents, in an effort to “inoculate” their children against all the uncertain- ties and challenges of today’s demanding and competitive world, over praise their children. the attempt on the part of parents is to bolster their kids’ self-esteem, thus preparing them for the tough life they may face in the […]

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