For Parents Post

: Antifragile Children: “YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS!”

One of the many joys of hearing Dr. Jonathan Haidt speak recently was learning more about what makes the human heart so dignified and special. Haidt leads his listeners to this point by grouping various examples into three categories: fragile, resilient, and antifragile. In the fragile category, he includes the example of a wine glass….

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: THE Insider’s Packing List

Here it is folks! Coming to camp for the first time can be overwhelming. Having someone who has been going to camp for a long time tell you all of the things to pack that you wouldn’t think to pack is HUGE, and I’m going to tell you everything you need to know. Below is…

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: Which Session is Right for My Camper? by Jeffrey Trufant

Mini Session? Junior Session?? Main Session?!? – Oh My!  Each of our summer sessions is unique and so is each of our campers and families.  Which session is right for you can sometimes seem like a daunting question! With several sessions to choose from, let’s talk for a minute about what each one offers so…

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: A Word on Singing at Camp

Our camp culture is absolutely inundated with musical moments. The dining halls at CKC are full of song on a daily basis. This is a treasured part of our culture. It is precisely through song that we communicate who we are. Not just so our campers can learn how to be chosmen and kahdaladies, but…

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: Inviting our children to become ‘dangerous to darkness’

A common thread to pick up in conversation among parents of young children is how to protect and preserve children from the influences of the world, and how to keep them safe in the midst of the melee of human existence. This, of course, is a natural and good desire. However, one must examine outcomes…

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: Share the word about Camp and Save $200 :)

Understanding CKC’s new “Share and Save” policy It is no secret that our camp families are the best ambassadors of our programs and mission. No one spreads the word like those who love the place the most! As a small family business, we would like to thank and reward our camp families for sharing the…

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: Reflections from our Parent Survey

Thank you so much to our camp family for the support of another incredible summer.  We could not be more grateful for the trust of our camp families and the character of our wonderful staff!  Our parent survey results are coming in, and we share our parents’ excitement with how this magical summer unfolded!  Here…

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: “Digital Hygiene” Why We Disconnect by Marianna Orth

Hi Camp Families! During our staff training in May, we reflected together on the value of time immersed in the beauty of the natural world, on the value of raw experiences in the wilderness, and the necessity of face-to-face interaction in real time. One of our senior staff members brilliantly produced these words to inspire…

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: CKC is Partnering with CampMeds!

Summer is fast approaching, and we are focusing our efforts on the most important things that will make our summer both exciting and safe for all of our campers and families!  Our campers’ health and safety take top priority at Kahdalea and Chosatonga. One of the things our parents ask us about the most is…

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: Wilderness First Responders at Your Service!

Two weeks ago, our year round staff at CKC had the opportunity to take a Wilderness First Responder class with Sierra Rescue, a wilderness medical educational institute. One of our friends over at Camp Carolina who is a Wilderness EMT, Wilderness First Responder, and certified by Sierra Rescue spent eight days teaching us how to…

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