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Camp Inspired Activities

Can’t get enough of camp? Are the weeks of summer just not long enough?  Take some of the camp spirit home with you with these camp-inspired activities. No matter which activity you miss the most from your days at camp, we’ve got ideas to keep the post-camp blues at bay until next summer rolls around.…

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Summer Camp Must Haves

Shorts, tank tops, swimsuits- check.  You’ve got the basics ready to roll, but what are those camp must-haves that you haven’t thought of? Here is a list of a few items that no camp luggage is complete without.     Stationary While we have a one-way email system at Canyon Creek, nothing beats good ol’…

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A Typical Day as a Camp Kid

  You have probably heard all about how great camp is, but do you wonder what goes on during an ordinary day? Let’s take a sneak peek into life at camp.   The alarm clock starts blaring bright and early, but instead of hiding under the covers as you do on a school day, at…

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: How Camp Transforms

You can spot them from a mile away- the shy, overwhelmed camper slowly emerging from the busload of cheerfully shouting kids. This new camper creeps out of the masses and quietly moves to the outskirts of the excitement.  The reserved camper, like a caterpillar, has no idea of what they can and will become with…

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Why Summer Camp Is Worth Every Penny

It’s the beginning of the year and a time that typically inspires introspection. Is it a good time for a career change? Should we have another child? Is it time to up-size or downsize the homestead? And yes, is summer camp worth the cost? While we cannot help you decide if you should relocate or…

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5 Tips for First Time Counselors

Congratulations, you got the job of your dreams and you are set to spend your summer months blissfully working at summer camp. But for now, with a few months until camp officially kicks off you might find yourself wondering what camp will be like and you might even start to feel some pre-camp jitters coming…

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Why Parents Should Send Their Kids To Camp

Choosing a camp for your child is a very important decision, and it’s one that we don’t take lightly at Canyon Creek. Parents browse hundreds of camp websites, carefully selecting camps that appeal to their child’s interests. All of this work can often leave the parent (and camper!) unsure of which camp to choose. This…

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How Camp Teaches Me To Lead

Camp inspires confidence A great leader appears confident, even in times of weakness, which can prove to be supremely difficult.  After a few upsets, nothing feels harder than keeping your chin up and continuing to push forward, but great leaders find the confidence inside them to carry on. At camp, you are constantly surrounded by…

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