Posts tagged with “parents”

Emotionally Preparing for Camp

  The lead up to camp is an incredibly exciting time for a child – and it can also be an anxious time as well. Here are some tips for helping your child emotionally prepare to go camp. Learn together.  Explore our website and social networking sites with your child.  Looking at pictures from camp…

Wanapitei 101: What is… the Chateau? Banquet Night? Community Weekend? Harvest?

  When an organization has been around for as long as Wanapitei, it can be easy to take for granted that not everyone understands what you are talking about when you throw around phrases like Harvest Night, Chateau, Community Weekend or Banquet Night. These things are so ingrained in our culture that we can sometimes…

Camper Gift Guide: Great Gift Ideas for the Wanapitei’er on Your List

It’s hard to believe that December has arrived already.  If you’re shopping for a Wanapitei’er this year, here are some of our top pics for gifts this holiday season. Outdoor clothing. Items like fleece and quick dry tops and bottoms are must haves on our packing lists.  Stores like Old Navy are currently full of affordable…

Why Camp is Good for Mom and Dad, Too.

There are many reasons why summer camp is good for kids, but did you know it can help Mom and Dad, too?  Today Wanapitei co-director, JJ, talks about how camp helped ease her parental anxieties. I have been a summer camp director for a lot longer than I have been a parent – 20 years…

Conversations with a Junior Camp Mom: Meet Catrien Bouwman

Camper Mom, Catrien Bouwman, talks to us about her experience with Wanapitei and her son, Lucas, who completed his second year in the Junior program in 2013. What made you want to send your son to summer camp? Mark, his Dad, had gone to summer camps as a kid and he had very formative experiences…