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The Blog of the West Wind

The Blog of the West Wind

Offseason musings from the Director and other voices regarding Kabeyun’s philosophy and the role of camp in developing strong, confident, and caring boys.

FAQ’s About Summer Camp: Asked by Kids

Monday, October 15, 2018/written by Kabeyun
FAQ’s About Summer Camp: Asked by Kids
Getting to attend a summer camp for boys is an exciting and highly-anticipated event for many youngsters. Although many look forward to the experience of being away from home for a few weeks, many still have a few questions, especially if it is their first-time attending camp. Here are some of the most frequently asked question that camp directors and counselors receive from prospective...
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A Brief Overview of Different Types of Summer Camps
With so many overnight camps in New England to choose from, how do you begin to narrow it down and find the right camp? One of the first things you can do is to determine what type of camp is going to be right for you and your child. If you have an older, more mature child who is ready for some independence, an overnight camp might be the perfect solution. For kids who aren’t quite...
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Day Camp Vs. Overnight Camp

Saturday, September 15, 2018/written by Kabeyun
Day Camp Vs. Overnight Camp
When looking at all your options for boys summer camp and which one will be the best fit for your son, one of the biggest factors you’ll have to consider is whether you want to send him to a day camp or an overnight camp. For some boys, the thought of staying away from home and sleeping in a strange place is terrifying, yet for others, it is an adventure they can’t wait to...
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Tips for Adjusting to Life After Summer Camp

Saturday, September 1, 2018/written by Kabeyun
Tips for Adjusting to Life After Summer Camp
Regardless of how many times your child has attended a summer camp New Hampshire, adjusting back to life at home can be challenging. For first-timers, there is a plethora of information available online to help prepare for camp—what to pack, how to say goodbye, and tips for writing letters to your young camper. But what the transition back to home life? Here are a few tips to help both...
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Tips to Help an Anxious Child Prepare for Camp

Wednesday, August 15, 2018/written by Kabeyun
Tips to Help an Anxious Child Prepare for Camp
Attending one of the best summer camps in New England is a summer tradition for many families. It becomes something that both parents and children look forward to, counting down the days until camp starts. Once at camp, days are filled with hours of outdoor play, campfires, and making friends and life-long memories. While camp is a fun and anxiously anticipated event for many, what about...
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Lasting Advantages of Summer Camp

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/written by Kabeyun
Lasting Advantages of Summer Camp
As summer is quickly coming to a close, New England summer camps are wrapping up and campers are returning home. But just because camps are over for the summer, doesn’t mean that campers can’t carry with them the fun and excitement they experienced at camp. Although there are many benefits that come from attending a summer camp, here are 4 kids keep with them even after their days...
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