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Lessons Learned From Camp

By |2016-08-01T16:48:34-04:00August 1st, 2016|

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Matt Geurtsen and I am the trips coordinator (among other things!) here at camp. However, I will only be holding that title for a little bit longer as I will be attending George Mason University in the Fall to fill my brain with economics and data analytics. It was a difficult decision for me to make as I have absolutely loved the last six years that I have spent at camp. As I reflect back on my time here, I wanted to share what I consider to be the [...]

Introducing BOLD & GOLD: The Future of Rangers

By |2016-04-22T17:48:16-04:00April 22nd, 2016|

What is BOLD & GOLD? This past week, our Y was very fortunate to be included in a brand new national YMCA program called BOLD & GOLD. BOLD (Boys Outdoor Leadership Development) and GOLD (Girls Outdoor Leadership Development) will aim to breathe some new life and intentionality into our existing Ranger program. With the BOLD & GOLD grant, we are going to be able to offer scholarships for our Ranger programs, which would not otherwise have been available. Our goal is to make sure that anyone who has the want and the drive to improve themselves through a tripping program, [...]

Camp in Thailand

By |2016-01-05T10:40:44-05:00January 5th, 2016|

Ellen Carney here, reporting in live from Nakhon Pathom, Thailand! For the next 6 months to 1 year I will be teaching english to freshman and sophomore age Thai high school students.  I have been living in Thailand almost a month and I am already falling in love with this country! From beaches to Boy Scout camps I have incredible experiences every where I go! In large part, I have my experiences back home at Camp Ockanickon to thank for this! For those of you in the camp community who do not know me, I have been working at camp [...]

What I Learned About Learning from My 12-Year-Old Son

By |2015-10-19T11:01:09-04:00October 19th, 2015|

This week's blog post comes from Tara Marcus, a long time friend of camp.   I went into this proposition kicking and screaming. It really wasn’t until we exhausted all other possible options that I said yes to this one – home-schooling. My husband and I have three boys and have our own consulting practice together. For the first ten years of the business, I juggled my children’s needs against the business needs. They didn’t go to daycare, so I worked around their schedule and arranged for babysitters to come into our home. So when all of our kids were [...]

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