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100 Days Until Camp

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What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent — And What Makes A Great One

Written by: Steve Henson Hundreds of college athletes were asked to think back: “What is your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?” Their overwhelming response: “The ride home from games with my parents.” The informal survey lasted three decades, initiated by two former longtime coaches who over time became staunch advocates for…

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What Is It about Camp Friendships?

I see it at every major life event — weddings, graduations, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, any time family and friends gather to celebrate a significant milestone — that huge smile and even bigger hug when one very longtime camp friend sees another. The immediate connection and feeling of absolute familiarity take over, transcending time, geographic limitations,…

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No Bullying

January 21 starts No Name-Calling Week!  It’s a good time to be especially aware of how we treat each other. At Silver Lake no name calling is part of our anti-bullying message all summer long.  We support each other at all times.

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2013 New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, we strive to be better people, so here’s Silver Lake’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions: This year, we resolve to • Welcome new campers and make them feel part of the family. •  Try new food in the dining halls – we might just find a new favorite! •  Keep Chipinaw and Silver Lake…

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Keeping Our Campers Safe

  Our top priority at all times is the safety of children when they are at camp.  We ensure that all of our activities and programs are designed in such a way as to keep our campers safe from physical harm. Of equal importance is our emphasis on ensuring that children are emotionally safe at…

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Reunion 2012

What an awesome time we all had at the reunion!  There’s nothing like seeing camp friends reunite after months apart.  The hugs of camp friends warm the winter.  We loved everyone’s reaction to the video yearbook.  We know that you watched them again when you got home. We can’t wait to see you all again…

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Reunion 2012

Don’t forget to RSVP for the Silver Lake reunion! Dec. 9th 10:00 – 12:00. Hope to see you there!

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Every once in a while, we find an article or news story that we like to share with our Silver lake families.  Here’s one from the American Camp Association’s Camping Magazine called “Why the World Needs Summer Camp: An Essay to Parents.”  Enjoy!  http://www.acacamps.org/campmag/1111/why-world-needs-summer-camp 

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Hurricane Sandy Update

We would like to thank all of our Chipinaw Family who has reached out to check on how camp survived the storm.  We sustained quite a bit of damage, but fortunately it was mostly downed trees and torn off roof shingles.  Luckily there was no major structural damage. (See pictures below) We already have a…

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