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Halloween Costume Contest: Design Chippie’s Costume

Chippie the Bear needs your help! He just can’t decide what costume to wear this year for Halloween. Enter our Halloween Drawing Competition and you will be entered into our prize draw to win a LIMITED EDITION clipboard and stationery set. Download a Chippie the Bear template and instructions and design, draw, and color in the…

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Phone-Sick At Camp: The Benefits of Screen Free Time

Attending summer camp for many children is a major step toward independence while still having fun and making life long friends. Spending time in a phone-free camp encourages kids to make decisions on their own without parent advice. However, breaking away from phones and the constant contact is just as hard for parents as is…

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100 Days to Camp Competition: #HomeInAHundred

On Friday March 18th, the countdown to camp officially reached 100 days. To celebrate, we launched a photo competition that saw many of our campers send us pictures of themselves wearing their favorite camp gear to school. Everyone who submitted a picture was entered into a prize drawing to win a limited edition camp sweatshirt….

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Child-Free Summer

Camp is only 3 months away, and you already know what your kids are doing, but have you given any thought to what you might do while your kids are away at Chipinaw this summer? We’ve thought about it a bit, and here are some ideas of things you can do to make the most…

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100 Days Until Camp

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What Makes A Nightmare Sports Parent — And What Makes A Great One

Written by: Steve Henson Hundreds of college athletes were asked to think back: “What is your worst memory from playing youth and high school sports?” Their overwhelming response: “The ride home from games with my parents.” The informal survey lasted three decades, initiated by two former longtime coaches who over time became staunch advocates for…

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What Is It about Camp Friendships?

I see it at every major life event — weddings, graduations, baptisms, bar mitzvahs, any time family and friends gather to celebrate a significant milestone — that huge smile and even bigger hug when one very longtime camp friend sees another. The immediate connection and feeling of absolute familiarity take over, transcending time, geographic limitations,…

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No Bullying

January 21 starts No Name-Calling Week! It’s a good time to be especially aware of how we treat each other. At Chipinaw no name calling is part of our anti-bullying message all summer long. We support each other at all times.

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New Year’s Resolutions

Each year, we strive to be better people, so here’s Chipinaw’s 2013 New Year’s Resolutions:   This year, we resolve to   • Welcome new campers and make them feel part of the family. •  Try new food in the dining halls – we might just find a new favorite! •  Keep Chipinaw and Silver…

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Keeping Our Campers Safe

Our top priority at all times is the safety of children when they are at camp.  We ensure that all of our activities and programs are designed in such a way as to keep our campers safe from physical harm.   Of equal importance is our emphasis on ensuring that children are emotionally safe at…

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