We hope you have enjoyed the long Memorial Day Weekend! This is a friendly reminder that our New Camper Picnic will be held this Sunday June 2nd at Camp Jacobson at Robin Hood.
The annual New Camper Picnic is designed for your child(ren) to meet other campers who are attending Equinunk and Blue Ridge for his/her first summer. The children will enjoy exciting activities, learn camp cheers, and share a buffet lunch with his/her new friends and counselors. Our New Camper Picnic is meant for new campers only. Siblings may attend, but may not participate in new camper events. Be sure to have your camper wear sneakers to the picnic so he/she may participate in all of the action! We are also asking for campers to be in “camp uniform” – Red or Gray for Equinunk and Blue or Grey for Blue Ridge!
Here is all of our 2013 Event Information:
Sunday, June 2nd @ Camp Jacobson at Robin Hood 340 Wheatley Road Old Westbury, NY 11568
As members of our Camps Equinunk & Blue Ridge family, you are well aware of our commitment to maintain a Wholesome, Inclusive and Nurturing Environment during the summer months and year-round. It is with this philosophy in mind that we take a stand against bullying. CNN has produced a documentary called “The Bully Effect” which follows the stories of a number of people filmmaker Lee Hirsch introduced audiences to in his remarkable 2012 film “Bully.” These are kids and parents who have taken their pain, their suffering, their grief and turned it into action. The documentary will air this evening on CNN’s Anderson Cooper at 10 PM.
We strongly encourage CECBR parents, staff and campers to tune in tonight and invite you to join the conversation and take a stand on bullying.
We just wanted to let you all know that our Winter Reunion for our 2012 Equinunk and Blue Ridge campers will be on Saturday January 5th, 2013 at the Westchester Renaissance Hotel. Details and times will be made available as the event approaches.
We are working on our NEW online Media Center so you can enjoy all of the amazing photos and videos we are producing this summer at Equinunk & Blue Ridge! In the interim – check out this awesome Highlight Video from CE Father/Son Weekend!
Two great articles were published on the New York Times Blog Network on Summer Camp! You can check them both out here:
The Camp Counselor vs. The Intern
By DAN FLESHLER
In an act of quiet rebellion, my daughter will spend this summer as a counselor at a sleep-away camp in the Adirondacks. As rebellions go, this one is admittedly very tame. But she is resisting considerable pressure to join the throngs of anxious fellow collegians (she’s finishing her junior year) who will pad their résumés with summer internships in corporations, charities, law firms and other employers that, according to conventional wisdom, offer better preparation for the brutal economy than a summer camp.
Are you having trouble getting your 9-year-old daughter to make her bed every day? How about your 11-year-old son? Does he get up in the morning and run down to the dining room to set the breakfast table for the family? And after breakfast, does he clear the dishes and wipe down the table? He doesn’t? Sorry to hear that. (Neither did mine.)
And while I’m at it, may I ask about video games? Texting? Do your children get angry and stubborn when you ask them to shut off their electronics at dinner time or when it is time for bed? Lots of parents have told me that the turn-off-the-video-games confrontations can be tougher to handle than the turn-off-the-TV moments.
Whether the issue is chores or screens, at times like these we question our own parenting: have we spoiled our children? Do they lack discipline … or do we? Should we emulate the focus of the tiger moms? Why can’t we raise our bon bébés with the natural authority of French parents? Why is it that our children, by the age of 8 or 9, have tired of our commands and our advice? We must look ourselves in the mirror and ask: What should we be doing differently? Time to buy more parenting books!
As a so-called “parenting expert,” I am struck by how often American parents think that the answer to their parenting dilemmas is for them to do more, or better, or to do something differently. I disagree. I often believe parents should do less, and should sometimes take themselves out of the picture, especially in the summer, when it’s easy to stop battling and turn some of the toughest parenting challenges over to 20- and 21-year-olds who can perform magic with their children.
Please join us for a special New Parent Orientation. You’ll have an opportunity to meet our head counselors, Group Heads, and other key staff who will be taking care of your children this summer. We know you will also enjoy meeting the parents of other first time campers, having all of your questions answered, and getting last minute departure information. Please note: this event is for parents only.
Parent Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM. *Light refreshments will be served.
The annual New Camper Picnic is designed for your child(ren) to meet other campers who are attending Equinunk and Blue Ridge for his/her first summer. The children will enjoy exciting activities, learn camp cheers, and share a buffet lunch with his/her new friends and counselors. Our new camper picnic is meant for new campers only. Siblings may attend, but may not participate in new camper events. Be sure to have your camper wear sneakers to the picnic so he/she may participate in all of the action! We are also asking for campers to be in “camp uniform” – Red or Gray for Equinunk and Blue or Grey for Blue Ridge! The times for each picnic are as follows: