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.

7 Mistakes Parents Make When Selecting a Summer Camp
For many parents, the idea of sending their sons away to boys summer camps in New Hampshire is a tradition that extends from their childhood. For others, it is a good way to get their son out of the house and active for a part of their summer break. And yet, for others, a camp is a good way for their sons to make new friends, discover new interests, and grow in ways they can’t at...
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How Do You Know if Your Child is Ready for an Overnight Camp?
Some kids are going to be ready to attend an overnight camp at an earlier age than others. There are factors that will affect when a child is ready. To many kids, the idea of an overnight camp at one of the best summer camps in New England sounds like the best way to spend the summer. While your child might think he is ready to spend a few weeks away from mom and dad, there are a few things...
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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/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

Regardless of how many times your child has attended an overnight camp, adjusting back to life at home can be challenging. For first-timers, there is plenty of information available online to help prepare for camp—what to pack, how to say goodbye, and tips for writing letters to your camper. But what about the transition back to home life? Here are a few tips to help both you and your camper adjust to life following summer camp.

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