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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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25 Things We Will Miss About Summer

As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather gets a little chillier, we can’t help but think of summer and all of the amazing things we miss already. We thought what better way to help us get through these winter months than to think of 25 things we will miss about Summer Seventeen.…

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Director Letter 2017

Dear Camp Families, After 17 years of summer camp – which includes thousands of tie-dye shirts, countless loops around the go-kart track, hundreds of campfire skits, more s’mores than you can imagine, and spool upon spool of friendship bracelet string – you would think that we have everything down to a science and know what…

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Getting Ready for Camp

Summer break is just around the corner and campers are counting down the days until they head off to camp.  Before any camper can saddle up for a trail ride or head out to the ropes course, a whole lot of steps have to be taken on the homefront to ensure that they are thoroughly…

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How Camp Teaches You To Plan Ahead

A summer of camp means endless fun and memories- but time at camp can also provide you with the opportunity to build important life skills.  One such skill is the ability to plan ahead.  Strong planning abilities are critical for success in school, future jobs, and in the day to day life and it is…

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Going to Camp With Your Siblings

Sibling rivalry might be a fact of life, but one place your kids are sure to find some common ground is at summer camp. At camp, arguments over who got the bigger piece of the cookie or what movie to watch are nothing but distant memories and children are instead able to focus on building…

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