We Understand Camp Better Than Anyone

We are parents, too. We understand that being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life, but also that it is a job that cannot be done alone.

We appreciate those people who have taken an interest in helping our children grow. We want to do the same for yours.

There may be no better place to help children grow than summer camp. Camp is more than just fun—it is youth development.

We believe this completely; we are “all in”—100% committed to understanding the role camp plays in the growth of our children.

In 2011, Steve was asked to blog for Psychology Today. In 2012, he was invited to talk at TEDx.

Steve Sir, the Camp Geek, speaking about the benefits of Summer Camp at TEDx San Antonio (2012).Steve Sir, the Camp Geek, speaking about the benefits of Summer Camp at TEDx San Antonio (2012).

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In 2013, Steve was asked to speak at his 20th Harvard reunion as an expert on parenting.

Steve Sir speaks to his fellow Harvard graduates in June 2013.

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Mentor & Friend, Dr. Michael Thompson

Dr. Thompson is an internationally recognized child psychology expert, and New York Times bestselling author of “<a href='http://www.amazon.com/Homesick-Happy-Time-Parents-Child/dp/0345524926' target='_blank'>Homesick and Happy</a>.”Dr. Thompson is an internationally recognized child psychology expert, and New York Times bestselling author of “Homesick and Happy.”

We work closely with Dr. Thompson to advance our understanding of the developmental role that camp plays. He believes that many skills that predict for success are best learned at summer camp.

Dr. Thompson champions summer camp as a unique place where children are stretched in confidence and independence. They hone interpersonal skills while living in a cabin full of peers without the distractions of technology.

We partnered with Dr. Thompson to put on a three day speaking tour in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, sharing his argument that some of the greatest maturation of a child’s life can occur away from home at summer camp.

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Making a difference

In addition to the work we do here at Camp Champions, our full-time team is also committed to the national camp industry. We deeply believe in the camp experience and want to help all camps improve every year.

We are committed to helping educate the public about the youth development benefits of a quality camp experience.

Here are a few things we have done.