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).