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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.

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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How to Select the Right Summer Camp for Your Boy
Summer is just around the corner, and you’re not sure what your son should do during his free time. Many parents consider camp at some point because the experience can be defining for their child. Take a look at how to select a summer camp for boys. The fun is infectious when you match your son to the proper program. Camping Type and Time Commitment When deciding on a summer camp,...
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3 Benefits of Going to an Overnight Summer Camp
Many parents want their children to engage with other kids and learn how to be social. For many decades, summer camps have been a great option to keep children entertained and active when they're on break from school. By spending time at one of the overnight camps in New England, your child can create new memories and grow as an individual. If you're considering putting your kids in an...
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