We know that there are many, many resources on parenting and youth development out there. These are the books, articles, and other resources that most closely resonate with the growth-oriented approach and loving culture that we create each summer at Camp Champions.
We share this with you for two reasons: (1) so that you know what we are reading and how we stay on the cutting edge of youth development, and (2) to share quality resources with our camp families.
|Homesick and Happy||Michael Thompson||$12||Amazon|
|How Children Succeed||Paul Tough||$9||Amazon|
|The Happiness Advantage||Shawn Anchor||$17||Amazon|
|Teach Your Children Well||Madeline Levine||$10||Amazon|
Key Skills: Oral Communication, collaboration, work ethic, critical thinking, creativity
To navigate a rapidly changing world, these are the skills that companies want to hire for in the 21st century.
|How to Raise Brilliant Children According to Science||Anya Kamentz||NPR|
|Putting Grit In Its Place||Davis Brooks||The New York Times|
|Can Sleep away camp give kids a competitive advantage in life?||Laura Clydesdale||The Washington Post|
|The Secret Formula for Resilience||Maria Konnikova||New Yorker|
|Rethinking College Admissions||Frank Bruni||The New York Times|
|Report Urges College to Give More Weight to Applicants’ Community Involvement||Juju Chang and Suzanne Yeo||ABC News|
|To Measure What Tests Can’t, Some Schools Turn To Surveys||Anya Kamentz||NPR|
|How to Make Middle School a Smoother Ride||Noah Cho||The Atlantic|
|Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.||Sherry Turkle||The New York Times|
|How Your Brain is wired reveals the Real You||Sara Reardon||Scientific American|
|In Praise of Summer Camp||Jared Keller||The Atlantic|
|New Mantra for Summer Camps: Develop Those 21st-Century Skills||Stell Simonton||Youth Today|
|Summer camp may improve college admissions odds||Kelli B. Grant||CNBC|
|Phone-Sick at Camp||Jill Werman Harris||The New York Times|
|How Adults can encourage kids to be Original Thinkers||Elissa Nadworny||ABC News|
|The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students||Valerie Strauss||The Washington Post|
|Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?||Jean M. Twenge||The Atlantic|
The American Camp Association has conducted multiple studies documenting the positive effects of camp.