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‘Sitdown Conversations’ with Amy & Iain

Sunday January 7th: Amy and Iain – an introduction

Meet our longtime directors (since 2001!!) and enjoy this first edition of their ‘Sitdown Conversations’.

A large part of choosing a summer camp initially is about choosing the people; who’s going to be looking after your child when you’re not there?  Get to know Amy and Iain a little more here and then head over to this page to hear from our leadership team as they talk more about the influence they both have on daily life at Camp.
In the coming weeks we’ll be covering a wide range of camp-related topics and answering a lot of the typical questions asked during a summer camp sales season.  Try saying that 5 times quickly!!

Sunday January 7th: Why Summer Camp?

This is the big question, right?  Choosing sleepaway camp for part of your child’s summer is a huge decision to make, a significant commitment of time and money too so here we discuss the importance and value of summer camp for your child.  After many summers spent at Camp, we’ve seen first hand the benefits and also heard from families as they often see their camper return home a more confident, outgoing and mature child.  The intangible benefits truly are too numerous to list here so if you have further questions do not hesitate to reach out!

Monday January 15th: The Challenge of Camp…

A typical day at camp contains a number of moments that your child will navigate successfully!  It all starts with getting out of bed in the morning: to polar bear or not to polar bear?  Then it moves on to an outfit for the day, applicable for the weather and activities planned for the morning.  So much to consider, and achieve!  These instances are an example of what we’re talking about when it comes to challenges.  Certainly there will be larger headline moments that full under this category too; zipline or climbing wall for the first time anybody?  These are the stories that will come home for sure – less so the wardrobe choices or the social negotiations yet they all comprise the summer camp experience and the resulting growth.

Monday January 22nd: What’s the ideal age to start Camp?

Here’s another great question, one that comes up a lot as new parents reach out to research camp for the first time.  It’s easy to say there is no such thing as an  ideal age, all ages work!  But, as we know, children change as they grow older and their concerns about attending camp for the first time certainly amplify with years.  That being said, each summer we welcome new campers in almost every cabin in every age group.  Returning campers, friend groups even, welcome them in and enjoy the opportunity to share camp with a new person and to maybe see camp from a new perspective.  Enjoy the watch!

Monday January 29th: Out of Office Message 🙂

Hi there!  Sorry, no video posted this week.  Iain is away recruiting new staff in Manchester, UK and meeting prospective families in Paris.  Both speak in some small part to the international aspect that makes Twin Creeks such a special place where people from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds can come together and learn from each other.

Monday February 5th: Nerves, we all have them!

How to work with a nervous camper ahead of camp, what those nerves might mean and how you, the parent, can help!  It’s our aim to be your partner throughout the process of choosing a camp, preparing for the summer and coping while your child is away for 2 weeks.  Enjoy the watch!

Directors Interview – a look back to 2013!