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It’s Natural to Miss Home when you are at Camp- and it’s not a sickness!

Helping with Homesickness- tips from the American Camp Association.   What is it? Homesickness is, above all, a normal feeling. It is the natural result of separating from home and loved ones. In a recent study, nearly 96 percent of all boys and girls who were spending two weeks or [...]


10 Questions to Ask a Camp Director- Any Camp Director!

Top 10 Questions to ask any Camp Director Whether you are considering Camp Mishawaka or another camp, we firmly believe that there is a camp out there for everyone, and that a camp experience offers tremendous opportunities for growth and discovery. Each camp has its own unique culture, history and program [...]


I Didn’t Survive the Polar Vortex- but I can still talk about it!

When the “I Survived the Polar Vortex of 2019” t-shirts get made (if they are not already!) I won’t be able to wear one and feel right about it. Truth is, I didn’t survive it. My travels took me to Arizona and California visiting past, present, and future campers, along with [...]


The Vocabulary of Camp

I Wonder if Should Ask him to Play. Years ago, when I first saw the above cartoon, I cut it out and put in on my office door. For me, as a Director of a boys and girls camp, I often saw this dynamic play out each summer. It reflected, with [...]



Birches Despite the fact that our local weather folks had been warning us for days, I was surprised to wake up and find the ground covered in snow- the heavy, wet kind that breaks limbs and bends trees. It’s too early to plow (the ground is not yet frozen) and too [...]