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What the Research Tells Us Boys Need to Become Their Best Selves

The following is an excerpt from a talk Bill gave at Moosilauke’s 2019 Parents’ Day.

It seems like we are in the golden age of research and media related to what young people need to become happy, healthy, successful—and to develop the potential for leadership.

Two things come to mind when I ponder all the recommendations from the research that I have read. The first is that what the experts endorse is not complicated;

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Weekly Log Home #8 2018

Dear Moosilauke Families:

It is our pleasure to write our final letter from Camp Moosilauke for the last week of the Second Session 2018, August 3rd through 8th. By the time you receive this your boy(s) should be home with you.  We hope they have regaled you with great stories about friends, trying new things, and the special spirit of Moose.  

And now for the final weekly recap:

Friday,

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Weekly Log Home #7 2018

Hello Moosilauke Families!

It is our pleasure to write this second letter from Moosilauke for Second Session 2018 (Friday, July 27 through Thursday, August 2, 2018).

Friday, the rain cleared and it was a beautiful, sunny morning and a busy one at Moose. A group of Senior A2s (fourteen-year-olds) departed for a two-day backpacking overnight to Mt. Washington.  Here is a trip summary and some trail wisdom courtesy of one of the counselors: “Weather conditions caused the group to take the reverse route from our normal trip putting us at the base of Tuckerman’s Ravine on the first day. 

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Weekly Log Home #6 2018

Hello Moosilauke Families!

It is our pleasure to write this first letter from Moosilauke for Second Session 2018 (July 23 through July 26th). We know you are eager to hear from us so this letter covers just the first few days. You can view pictures from the summer (and even buy prints) by clicking on http://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com/. We will do our best to post pictures every day. Please like us on Facebook by clicking on https://www.facebook.com/CampMoosilauke  and follow us on Instagram at camp_moosilauke.

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Why Your Child Needs a Little Stress and Mess

By Bill McMahon, Director

William Stixrud and Ned Johnson in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives, are the latest authors to sound the alarm bell about the mental health of young people today. They write: “Adolescents and young adults today are five to eight times more likely to experience the symptoms of an anxiety disorder than young people were at earlier times,

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