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
WALDEN-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

BRODY’S, Our Official Camp Outfitter
Located in West Bloomfield, MI, our long-time partners at Brody’s can supply your camper with all of the basics and then some!

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

GENERAL RESOURCES

ACA Family Resources
Information and advice from camp professionals, from the nation’s leading summer-camp accreditation organization.

Homesickness
Another article from the ACA about how parents can prepare children for their first experience at camp.

Tina Bryson
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.