Succeeding at Failure

By Bill McMahon, Director

The recent New York Times article “On Campus Failure Is on the Syllabus” highlights that the most selective colleges are seeing an increasing percentage of their students showing high levels of stress, depression, and the need for counseling. What is most interesting about this phenomenon is that the mental health issues are not from what we would normally consider traumatic events, but from the basic struggles of college life,

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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 #3 2017

Our weekly letters home–of which this is the third for summer 2017 covering Sunday, July 2 through Saturday, July 8th–are one avenue for you to stay in touch with what is happening at Camp. Liking us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CampMoosilauke/) and following us on Instagram (camp_moosilauke) are two other great ways to have pictures, videos, and essays pushed out to you. And of course you can view the daily pictures that we post on Shutterfly by clicking https://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com/.

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Weekly Log Home #2 2017

June 25 through July 1, 2017

Dear Moosilauke Families,

It is our pleasure to send this second weekly letter home during summer 2017 covering Sunday, June 25th through Saturday, July 1st. Camp is off to an awesome start. Despite some intermittent rain showers and storms, the boys have been able to be outdoors and engaged in all camp activities this first full week. Our activity classes have been humming; our initial canoe and hiking trips have been fun for all;

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Weekly Log Home #1 2017

Thursday, June 22nd through Saturday, June 24th

Dear Moose Families,

It is our pleasure to write this first weekly letter home from Moosilauke during summer 2017, our 113th season.  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 2016

Dear Moosilauke Families,

It is our pleasure to write this second letter from Moosilauke for the last week and a half of the Second Session 2016, July 31 through August 10. The time has flown by! What a pleasure it has been to have your boys here at Moosilauke.

On Sunday, we had our first “Lazy Sunday” of the session. Campers could sleep in and breakfast was a buffet that included made-to-order omelets,

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