Succeeding at Failure

By Bill McMahon, Director

The recent New York Times article “On Campus Failure Is on the Syllabus” highlights that the most selective colleges are seeing an increasing percentage of their students showing high levels of stress, depression, and the need for counseling. What is most interesting about this phenomenon is that the mental health issues are not from what we would normally consider traumatic events, but from the basic struggles of college life,

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The More Parents Help, the More They Can Hurt

By Bill McMahon, Director

“How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” is a recent book that has received significant press and attention, in part, because the author–Julie Lythcott-Haims–was the dean of freshmen at Stanford.

Here is the book’s thesis in a nutshell: our young adults today are not happy, healthy, or resilient; this is especially true of the elite achievers at hyper selective schools;

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Weekly Log Home #6 2017

Dear Moosilauke Families:

It is our pleasure to write this first letter from Moosilauke for Second Session 2017 (July 24 through July 29th). As is our tradition, we will send an electronic letter home each week to make sure you know about all the activities, special events, and trips that make up the Moose Experience. You can view pictures from the summer (and even buy prints) by clicking on http://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com/.

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Weekly Log Home #5 2017

Dear First Session Moosilauke Families,

It was great to see those of you who were able to make it to camp on Saturday.

As we discussed at the parent meeting, we are beyond thrilled that the Boston Globe ran a feature article on the Camp on the front page of their Metro section on Monday.  You can access the article by clicking here. (We also posted it on Facebook and we will soon have it on the landing page of our web site).

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Weekly Log Home #4 2017

Dear Moosilauke Families:

The following are highlights from the third week of the Moosilauke First Session 2017, July 9 through July 15, 2017:

Sunday morning’s lazy day schedule was appreciated by all, especially after what was a busy and warm week. After a brunch of made-to-order omelets, cinnamon buns, sausage, and scrambled eggs, the campers enjoyed a morning of free play that included pickup basketball games, working out, ping pong, playing cards,

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Weekly Log Home #3 2017

Our weekly letters home–of which this is the third for summer 2017 covering Sunday, July 2 through Saturday, July 8th–are one avenue for you to stay in touch with what is happening at Camp. Liking us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CampMoosilauke/) and following us on Instagram (camp_moosilauke) are two other great ways to have pictures, videos, and essays pushed out to you. And of course you can view the daily pictures that we post on Shutterfly by clicking https://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com/.

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Weekly Log Home #2 2017

June 25 through July 1, 2017

Dear Moosilauke Families,

It is our pleasure to send this second weekly letter home during summer 2017 covering Sunday, June 25th through Saturday, July 1st. Camp is off to an awesome start. Despite some intermittent rain showers and storms, the boys have been able to be outdoors and engaged in all camp activities this first full week. Our activity classes have been humming; our initial canoe and hiking trips have been fun for all;

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