By Cole Kelly
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The stories, lessons, and magic of summer camp change campers (and staff) for the better every year. Speaking with people who spend their lives planning for and running summer camps around the country, the Campfire Conversation podcast will give parents, teachers, coaches and mentors a unique perspective on raising, teaching and leading children. Pull up a log, get your marshmallows ready, and let’s chat!
||CleanEpisode 5 - Anti-Fragile Kids with Steve Baskin||We all want our children prepared for the challenges life will present. Summer camp provides a unique environment in which kids create narratives that can lead to an anti-fragile approach to living.||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Anxious About Anxiety with Bob Ditter||Around the campfire, Bob and I talk about something we see a lot in our society: the rise of anxiety in our children, young people, and adults. Did you know that 25% of 13 to 18-year-olds have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in the US? And,...||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Raising Kids the Summer Camp Way||Raising great kids takes intention, patient, and courage. Roz and Jed Buck, the former owners and directors of one of the country’s great day camps, speak with me about what they learned about raising great kids while running day camp, lawnmower...||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Planning Spontaneity with Jeff Leiken||Today, we are speaking with Jeff Leiken, an internationally recognized expert in the field of helping teens. He is one of the top thought-leaders in the summer camp world. We talk about all the good things that summer camp can draw out of kids...||1/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntro to Campfire Conversation||The stories, lessons, and magic of summer camp change campers (and staff) for the better every year. Speaking with people who spend their lives planning for and running summer camps around the country, the Campfire Conversation podcast will give...||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Great lessons for parents
Loved listening to the wisdom of Cole and his guests. Very inspiring, with lots of good and thoughtful commentary on parenting and kids.
It is true - camp is a microcosm if life
And as camp professionals we do have a unique insight into youth development that can be helpful for everyone. Thank you Cole for putting this together- I hope it gains an audience outside the camp bubble, because there is great stuff in here that the world needs to hear!
The magic of camp in a podcast!
What a cool idea to bring the insight and wisdom earned at the happiest place on earth to the airwaves. Great format and variety of guests for camp professionals, parents and anyone who loves thinking about how to create a place for children to become their best selves.