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Camp Colley Blog

Camp Colley news, events, and impact on our community

Never Have I Ever: Camp Colley

This may not sound like an amazing weekend to you. In fact, camping, hiking, biking and especially crawdad fishing may not be appealing to you at all; but it was an experience that I’m sure each of these kids and their parents will never forget. I found it amazing because these families were given an opportunity to grow closer and they truly seemed to do so.

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Choices at Camp: What Are Kids Choosing?

by: Kristen Whiteman, Research Intern It’s the first day of camp and the campers are all getting settled in and learning about what camp has to offer. They have many opportunities ahead of them in the coming days at camp, lots of choices to make about what they will... read more

The Role of Mentors in Overcoming Poverty

by Kristen Whiteman, Research Intern The effects of poverty, especially in regards to children, have been identified, studied and researched extensively as societies have sought ways to overcome this hardship. In a recent article in Academic Pediatrics (Chaudry &... read more

Learning Resilience on the Mogollon Rim

Resilience is really problem-solving that is triggered by either danger or opportunities that can lead to personal growth (Brendtro & Strother, 2007). When a child engages in a challenging activity in a reassuring, trusted environment, the risk and stress that is associated with the challenge can be managed, allowing for the growth of resilience in an optimal setting. This is the type of environment and activities we provide at Camp Colley.

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What Do Youth Get Out of Camp?

Studies indicate that camp attendance is effective in helping youth transform and develop into more confident, successful, prosocial individuals. There is a reason that summer camps have been around for at least 130 years; they are an effective tool for prevention and intervention.

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