Archive for the ‘Choosing an Adventure Program’ Category

Camp is the answer!

April 8, 2013

Although it may at first seem counter-intuitive, often the best thing we as parents can provide for our children is an enriching experience without us. At a recent Ontario Camping Association event, social worker and camp professional Joe Rich summed up what NWL families have been saying for close to 50 years- the answer to many parenting questions is camp!… read more »

The Need to be Known in Adolescence

April 30, 2012

What is it about the experiences at Northwaters & Langskib (NWL) that inspire young people to write comments like these on program evaluations: “It’s the only place in the world where I feel myself” “I feel so at home here—like I know who I am and where I’m going” What’s happening during a 3 ½ week program that is missing… read more »

Keeping It Simple

March 23, 2010

I was inspired recently by a lecture that I attended by Kim John Payne titled Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. Kim John authored a book of the same title in 2009, the ideas of which are catching on nationally at a rapid pace.  His message is clear:  by reducing… read more »

The World’s Canoe Camp

March 2, 2010

It was impossible to watch the Canada vs United States Hockey game  without reflecting on one’s citizenship.  I have the good fortune to be a citizen of both Canada and the U.S. My citizenships  result from a series of lucky events, most of which occurred before I could even walk, much less contemplate the relative merits and responsibilities of citizenship… read more »