The More Parents Help, the More They Can Hurt

By Bill McMahon, Director

“How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” is a recent book that has received significant press and attention, in part, because the author–Julie Lythcott-Haims–was the dean of freshmen at Stanford.

Here is the book’s thesis in a nutshell: our young adults today are not happy, healthy, or resilient; this is especially true of the elite achievers at hyper selective schools;

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Weekly Log Home #2 2016

It is our pleasure to send this second weekly letter home during summer 2016 covering Sunday, June 26th through Saturday, July 2nd. Camp is off to an awesome start: we have had an abundance of sunshine; our activity classes have been humming; our initial adventure trips have been fun for all; participation in our inter-camp competition has been high; we have had a number of special events; and the overall level of fun and camaraderie is exactly what you would expect.

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Weekly Log Home#1 2016

It is our pleasure to write this first weekly letter home from Moosilauke during summer 2016, our 112th season, June 23 – June 25, 2016.  As is our tradition, we post on our web site and send an electronic letter home each week to make sure parents know about all the activities, special events, and trips that make up the Moose Experience.  You can view pictures from the summer (and even buy prints) by clicking on http://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com/ or by going to the “Photos” link in the “In the Media” section of the moosilauke.com website.

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Weekly Log Home #6 2015

It is our pleasure to write this first letter from Moosilauke for the first week of Second Session 2015, July 27th to August 1st. As is our tradition, we will send an electronic letter home each week to make sure you know about all the activities, special events, and trips that make up the Moose Experience. You can view pictures from the summer (and even buy prints) by clicking on http://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com/. We will do our best to post pictures every day.

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Weekly Log Home #5 2015

Dear Moosilauke Families,

The following is a recap of the final week of First Session 2015, Sunday, July 19th through Saturday, July 24th.

Sunday morning, July 19, after a hearty brunch, the vast majority of campers twelve-and-under rushed down the hill to play in our intramural Coke league baseball games. The teams were coached by the oldest campers, the Senior A1s (fifteen-year-olds), and managed by members of the baseball staff. The rest of the camp had free play until a camp wide swim before lunch. 

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