Conflict is an inevitable part of childhood, and not all conflict is harmful or bad.  Constructive conflict helps children to learn, grow, and change for the better.  Destructive conflict, on the other hand, damages relationships, creates bad feelings, and leads to other problems.  Bullying behaviors...

As is the case with most educational enterprises, the industry of camp, through the American Camp Association, has measured the "proven effective" outcomes of the summer camp experience. They are: Self-esteem Peer relationships Independence Adventure and exploration Leadership Environmental awareness Friendship skills Values and decisions Social comfort Spirituality All good things!  But in our rush to...