Trust is one the key components in your decision to send your son to camp. Our counseling staff is trained by educators, certified leaders in their field, and child development and parenting experts.
Below is a list of resources to support you as you prepare your son for attending summer camp, and tips and strategies for you as a parent. We’ll add to this page periodically, so check back often.
The benefits of camp/should you send your kid to camp
- Summer Camp Blogs by Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
- Bunks Are Good for Brains: The Neuroscience of Sleepaway Camp
- Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D. on The Yes Brain at Camp
- How Summer Camps Cultivate a Yes Brain Mindset
- Parenting Time Machine: Imagine Your Children in the Future, and How You Got Them There
- Camps Build Grit
- The Intentional Summer – Reclaim Your Summer!
- Ready to Let Go: Deciding to Send Your Son to Camp
After camp/how to continue the growth at home:
- Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow, by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
- Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults, by Audrey Monke
- The Whole-Brain Child Workbook: Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activities to Nurture Developing Minds, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
- No-Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Developing Minds, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
- The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child, by Daniel J. Siegal and Tina Payne Bryson
- The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired, by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
- Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv