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 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 terrific options when it comes to summer camps in New England. With so many choices, how do you know which one will suit your child? Here are a few tips to help you select the right day or overnight camp. Discover Your Child’s Expectations Keep your child at the center of this process. Ask them what they want out of their camp experience and do your best to...
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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
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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What Happens When Homesickness Strikes
Many first-time camp parents ask camp directors and counselors the question, “What happens if my child gets homesick while at a summer camp for boys?” The good thing is, homesickness isn’t as common as many parents think. Many first-time campers never experience homesickness as they are having too much fun at camp to think about home and miss it. While homesickness is not...
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