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Yearly Archives: 2020

Why Helping Your Teen be Healthy, Happy, and Successful Might Be Easier Than You Think

by Bill McMahon, Director

Christine Carter is a famous author, speaker, and coach whose work focuses on helping kids and adults create courageous, joyful, meaningful, and productive lives.

Christine is also a friend who I got to know when she was a parent and trustee at The Thacher School where Sabina and I work in the camp off-season. 

She has written a new book which I highly recommend parents of middle and high school age kids read.

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Information about the Moosilauke 2020 Season

Visiting During Summer 2020

Update: June 2020

As outlined in the below letter to the Moosilauke family, all sessions for summer 2020 have been suspended. If local, state and federal recommendations continue to allow it, prospective families for 2021 can visit Moosilauke this summer. The visit will of course follow all relevant social distancing protocols, including the wearing of masks. Please call Bill and Sabina at (800) 353-4546 to schedule.

For Moose friends,

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A Letter from Sabina and Bill regarding COVID-19

Dear Moosilauke Parents, Staff, and Alumni,

We hope you and your extended family are healthy and making the best of a very difficult situation.  

To state the obvious, we are in a very dynamic situation where every day brings new information. While we can’t predict the future, there is currently no factual basis to believe with certainty that Moosilauke will not open as planned in June. Given this, routine pre-camp planning continues–we are enrolling families,

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Why kids at “high-achieving schools” are now an “at risk” group and what we should be doing about it

by Bill McMahon, Director

The research is in: students at “high achieving schools” are now an “at risk” group. A Washington Post article from this past fall states that: “…studies have found that adolescents in high-achieving schools can suffer significantly higher rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and delinquent behaviors, at least two to three times the national average.” And, these schools are the public and private institutions parents are all trying to get their kids into because of the quality of the programming and the positive testing and placement outcomes.

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