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A Dose Of Carefree Living

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The entrance to Camp Boggy Creek looks like most summer camps. As a former camp director, I noticed the typical “Welcome” sign greeting campers, along with colorful wooden arrows pointing to the arts-and-crafts center, theatre, riding stable, and pool. As a group of campers walked by, they proclaimed their loyalty to the camp with a typically loud and enthusiastic cabin cheer. But the camp, about 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., is anything but typical. With the help of 1,600 volunteers … Continue reading

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When Tempers Flare

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During this summer, like summers before, there will be camp drama. This drama can cause emotional hurt, which is typically a trigger for anger. Anger, often thought of as a substitute emotion, is a learned behavior. Children learn how to express anger from role models—parents, teachers, and coaches. Campers arrive with a wide variety of these learned behaviors. People become angry because they don’t want to feel the pain associated with the cause of what triggered the anger.  Campers may … Continue reading

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Pin It! 7 Ways To Use Pinterest For Camp

Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board.
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If you think Pinterest–the social media offering that brings the web to life via virtual corkboards customized with “pins” (graphics, illustrations, and images pulled straight from the web)–is just another way to waste minutes in a day, you are partially correct. Make use of Pinterest, the online bulletin board. Like Twitter, Pinterest allows users to follow others as well as follow specific boards of interest. And like Facebook, a simple click is all it takes to like a pin. But … Continue reading

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ASLA Headquarters helps Washington D.C. Rank #2 in EPA’s Top 25 Cities With Energy Star Buildings

The headquarters of the American Society of Landscape Architects helped Washington, D.C., rank second on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 list of the top U.S. cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. Cities are ranked on the list by how many buildings earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR in their area last year. ASLA’s headquarters was one of 435 ENERGY STAR certified buildings in 2013 that helped Washington, D.C., make the list. To earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR, buildings … Continue reading

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Boston Lights Exposition 2014

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Now in its third year, Boston Lights Exposition 2014 is a biennial event taking place on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.  Guests have the opportunity to attend AIA accredited seminars – such as those by renowned lighting experts Keith Bradshaw and John Curran – conveniently scheduled throughout the day.   Admission to Boston Lights Exposition 2014 is free, however registration is required. Attendees may register online or day of show.  … Continue reading

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