Workshop Price: $900

Perhaps the strongest argument that can be made for the camp experience, particularly the residential camp experience, is that it helps children to grow and develop in ways that they might not be able to grow at home or in school.  They grow in confidence, in independence, in a sense of responsibility and, more than anything, their sense of identity.

In this workshop Dr. Thompson will discuss the impact of camp on the social development of children, on why camp may be particularly important for the psychology of boys and the way in which camp contributes to the development of children’s character and social lives.  His observations will be drawn from his writings on boys (Raising Cain and It’s a Boy!) and his writing on the social worlds of children (Best Friends, Worst Enemies) and his own observations about camp (Homesick and Happy).

Frost Valley YMCA

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Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA is a 5,500-acre, year-round camp - There's something for everyone here in the Valley. From group and family retreats to overnight camps to horse camps to teambuilding, we've got you covered. School groups love taking a three-night field trip to explore the natural world and learn about the environment and their classmates. Family weekends are the perfect getaway for the young and the young at heart. Teambuilding retreats afford corporate, collegiate, religious, and other groups the opportunity to challenge themselves and effectively work toward common goals. In the summertime we're where kids and teens gain independence, explore the world, and make lifelong friends through various camps such as traditional sleepaway camp, farm camp, horse camp, adventure trips, survival camp, and day camp. Call (845)985-2291 or email to learn more today!

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