I have already posted three articles for today, so this one will be short.

Today, I got an email from a man named Henry Skier. He has spent his entire life working with camps as a consultant and insurance advisor. But Henry is more than that. He is a camping fanatic that wants all families to know about the benefits of camp.

A few weeks before counselor orientation started, he flew me to New England to make a webinar with another camp director and a school district superintendent.

Let me start by saying that it is long. They plan to break it up into 4-5 separate videos. I am not sure if anyone (even Susie Ma’am or my mother) wants to see 45 minutes of me.


But Susie Ma’am encouraged me to share this with you, so I am doing so. Please let me explain the structure.


  1. Introduction of panelist and discussion of important skills needed to succeed and listing of 3 challenges that are affecting young people today.

  2. Challenges arising from Test-Centric Schools

  3. Challenges arising from “Over-Parenting” and

  4. Challenges arising from Technology (social media and gaming)


 Timely Talk Webinar


Before I close, I want to stress one of the reasons I love camp. Children certainly learn important things, but in an amazingly fun and emotionally satisfying environment. Campers do not feel like they are learning, but they feel that they are growing.

Steve Sir