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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.

10 Reasons Why Camp is Great for Kids

Friday, July 20, 2018/written by Kabeyun
10 Reasons Why Camp is Great for Kids
Anyone who has attended a summer camp themselves will know first-hand just how rewarding and exciting New Hampshire summer camps can be. Having had the experience yourself, as a parent it is only natural that you want your child to have those same experiences. But parents who did not attend camp as a child might not realize just how important of a role camp can play. Here are 10 of the top...
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7 Things Parents Should Know Before Sending Their Son to Summer Camp
Summer is the perfect time to send your son to a sleep-away summer camp. Whether you elect to attend a camp close to home or one that is a further away, it is a great experience for young boys. Sending their child to a summer camp for boys is one that many parents look forward to, as it reminds them of summers when they were young. But, attending camp yourself and sending your child to camp...
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6 Tips for Selecting the Right Overnight Camp
You have many options when it comes to deciding on which summer camps you should send your child to for the summer. With so many options, how do you know which one is going to be right for your child? Here are a few tips to help you select the right day or overnight camps in New England! Learn Your Child’s Expectations Because there are so many options available, it is a good...
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Preparing Your Child to Attend Summer Camp

Friday, June 15, 2018/written by Kabeyun
Preparing Your Child to Attend Summer Camp
One of the ways to ensure that your child has a positive experience at camp is to prepare them before they leave home. Everything from working through their pre-camp jitters to ensuring that everything on the packing list makes it inside their bag. Doing a little bit of preparation prior to departure can make their camp experience start off on a positive note! Aside from checking off...
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5 Life Lessons that Can Be Learned at a Boys Summer Camp
Memories of the sleep-away camp experience often include long, warm days filled with campfire songs, snacks that only taste good when roasted over an open flame, nights filled with laughter, and days packed with adventures and breathtaking views only nature can produce. Spending time at a boys summer camp can also be a great way to teach adolescents and teens many important lessons that can be...
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Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Camp

Monday, May 21, 2018/written by Kabeyun
Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Camp
Attending camp is an exciting time, it means that summer is here! Many boys wait the entire year for camp and are anxious for the fun to begin. There is a lot to do to prepare, including packing and communicating with camp, here is a checklist of a few dos and don’ts when preparing to attend New Hampshire summer camps. Dos Communication: It is important to communicate with your...
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