Resources & Links
COVID RESOURCES for CAMP PARENTS
- In September, the CDC released a study of four Maine camps that ran in 2020 and how their mitigating strategies worked. READ HERE
- The American Camp Association (ACA) created a webpage for parents, regarding covid and summer camp. READ HERE
Meals at Camp Walden _ Walden’s menu is nut-free and can accommodate vegetarians as well as those on gluten-free diets. Does your camper have other allergies or sensitivities? Contact us!
Packing List _ Not the official 2021 Packing List, which we will finalize in the spring, but a very close facsimile 😉
Electronics Policy _ Walden is a SCREEN-FREE camp! Hurrah!
Our Parent Orientation Guide is available to 2021 Registered Families in their CampInTouch accounts. If you have a specific question or would like to view a copy, please let us know.
Sexual Abuse at Summer Camp: Walden’s pro-active response
ACA Family Resources
Information and advice from camp professionals, from the nation’s leading summer-camp accreditation organization.
Another article from the ACA about how parents can prepare children for their first experience at camp.
Website of Dr. Tina Bryson, psychotherapist and co-author (with Dan Siegel) of THE WHOLE-BRAIN CHILD. Dr. Bryson is also the Child Development Director for Lantern Camps and blogs about kids and summer camp.
Camp and Resilience
A 2012 Psychology Today article that remains oh-so-relevant. “Summer camps… are perfect places to help children optimize their psycho-social development.”
Michael Thompson Ph.D. @MGThompsonPHD
Award-winning author of Raising Cain and other books about boy’s development. We strongly recommend Thompson’s book, Homesick and Happy, which explores the impact of overnight camp on the social-emotional development of children.
5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood
An article from the Children and Nature Network.