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What to Expect... When You Go to Camp

What to Expect... When You Go to Camp

You might be asking yourself, “What will my (or my camper’s) time at Camp Mishawaka be like?”. That’s what I was asking myself two summers ago. Two years ago I joined the Camp Mishawaka Team as the Boys Camp Director. I had worked at a camp on the east coast... read more

Safety Health and Mindfulness

Safety Health and Mindfulness

I don’t believe that Doc Green, the founder of Camp Mishawaka, had “mindfulness” in his mind when he and the 12 founding campers set up Camp, established the daily schedule, and devised the program, but it’s clear to me today that promoting being present is one of the greatest enduring... read more

Modeling Good Tech

Modeling Good Tech

Nearly 100% of parents, in response to our annual survey of why they send their children to our traditional summer camp, mark “break from technology” among the top 5 reasons. In the last two years, 70% have ranked it number one or two. For their time at camp children surrender... read more

The Wilderness Within

The Wilderness Within

I was 14 the first time I set foot on Isle of the Pines, the remote 10- acre paradise that Dorothy Molter (aka The Root Beer Lady) called home for more than 50 years. By the time I arrived, she had been there for nearly 30 years, but it felt... read more

The Value of Camp Traditions

The Value of Camp Traditions

I learn a lot from campers every year. Sometimes it’s a simple thing like a song, the latest TikTok dance move (never to be performed in public), or a new slang term. A couple of years ago it was “bussin.” (I don’t even hear it used anymore.) What I learned... read more