Category Archives: Jul/Aug 2013

Outdoor Education Programs

Photos Courtesy Brian Thomas, Plano Texas schools

Sometimes known as outdoor school, school camping, outdoor education, or environmental education, a Residential Outdoor Environmental Education (ROEE) program is not summer camp, and it’s not school; it’s the best of both. In general, ROEE programs are longer field trips for school groups. The majority of the programs serve 5th and 6th graders, but most programs work with any age. Usually, camps and retreat centers contract with schools to provide classes that fit into a basic schedule; the classes are … Continue reading

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The Magic of Camp

As the only child of the directors and owners of an all-girls camp, I had the great fortune of participating in a few of the camp activities at the early age of four years old. My parents finally let me be a “regular camper” when I turned seven and I was ecstatic to live in a cabin with girls my own age. My camp family became extended family for eight glorious weeks during the summer. The excitement of camp and … Continue reading

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From Pop Culture To Camp Culture


Where else but at camp can one dress up as a favorite character and become part of an amazing event or story in a caring and safe environment? These types of activities and the use of one’s imagination are important parts of childhood, critical to development, which may often become lost in the hustle of modern times. The contemporary world is immersed in screens of all types: iPods, laptops, tablets, computers, TVs, phones, and even cinema. One bonus of attending … Continue reading

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Programming Praise  On Rick Braschler’s “Guest Editor” column in the Jan/Feb issue:  MrEph @MrEph @campbusiness @Kanakuk Agree, agree, agree wholeheartedly with Rick Braschler’s sentiment—we must keep the “camp” in camp! ——————                      ——————               —————— I just read the Jan/Feb issue cover to cover. It’s really terrific. Useful stories, photos that tell stories, and a great cover. Gary Forster Bradenton, Fla. ———————————————————————- Word On The Web (From “Username: Outdoors, Password: NotSoBad,” Nov/Dec 2012) Camp Minnesota @CampMinnesota This is a really great article! … Continue reading

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