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The WISE A. Conflict Resolution Method at Camp Stomping Ground

Jack Schott | October 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Jack Schott I don’t like punishment. I never liked taking away flashlight time, or putting kids in time out. Punishment isn’t a long term deterrent of behavior and it gives kids the wrong message, but what other options do we have? Sometimes kids are mean, unsafe, or damage property.   Our staff, especially our […]

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Thinking about Behavior Management: From the Desk of Professor Dave

David Malter | October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the summer glow fades and we begin to think about next summer, the talk inevitably turns to how camps will manage camper behavior next summer. The world is certainly changing rapidly with increased access to technology, agonizing social pressures and the race-for-success at school. The one constant is that camp is a place to […]

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13 Reasons Why – What You Should Know – Suicide Prevention

Dr. Christopher Thurber | May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

213 Things Adults Should Know About 13 Reasons Why by Dr. Chris Thurber (PDF) Assessing Suicidality (PDF) If you suspect that an individual is considering suicide, contact: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The effects of suicide are not limited to those who die. Suicide is a serious public health problem that has shattered the […]

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Innovation at Camp: We Preach It, Are We Practicing It? From the Desk of Professor Dave

David Malter | April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

I consider myself incredibly lucky to spend my days talking and thinking about camp…it’s awesome! I am constantly thinking about, discussing and researching ways to improve on the already impressive work we are doing at our camps from staff training to meals to program. Having the opportunity to then take all the background work I’ve done […]

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David Malter | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Other People Matter”- Chris Peterson March 20th was The International Day of Happiness. In celebration, throughout the month of March, I received emails sharing ways to increase my happiness. What struck me was that none of the emails suggested buying a pair of expensive shoes or a box of chocolates. Instead, the focus, and rightly so, was […]

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