Freedom at Summer Camp–Hogwarts Style

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The following post is an adaptation of a blog I wrote on July 2, 2012. It's about managing the stresses of packed schedules from a prayerful perspective and the benefits of summer camp. But even if you don't go to camp or have a child at camp, I think there's a message here for everyone. You can also read this post on my weekly syndicated blog, “Health Conscious” at MetroWest Daily News. I’ve just emerged from the land of trunk-packing and clothes-labeling for my kids’ summer camp Continue Reading

Independence Day and Summer Camp

Note to readers: I will only be posting one blog this week, due to the Fourth of July holiday. I just found out that New England was the birthplace of the summer camp during the late 19th century. Aside from face painting, barbecues, and flag cakes, what does summer camp have to do with July 4th? It has me thinking about the value of giving young people independence and time away from home. Especially since I've just come up for air from the land of trunk-packing and clothes-labeling for my Continue Reading