Episode 10: 5 New Year’s REsolutions for Camp

Episode 10: 5 New Year’s REsolutions for Camp

Happy New Year camp folks! Let’s kick off this year with 5 resolutions for camp in 2022. In this episode Jake and Jared offer 5 things camp could focus on this year, based on research, current events, and what might matter most in the months ahead. This episode...
Episode 9: A Campy Christmas Episode

Episode 9: A Campy Christmas Episode

Merry Christmas (and Happy Advent if Jake has anything to say about it)!It’s a Sacred Playgrounds podcast Christmas episode. We’ve got a story or two of our own family traditions to share, and then we explore how ritual and tradition, something that camp...
Episode 8: Democracy, HIstory, and Camp

Episode 8: Democracy, HIstory, and Camp

We’re getting a little historical and a little political this episode, and we’re not sorry. Camp is rooted in democratic process – one built on participation, shared decision making, and shared outcomes. The space we create has the potential to...
Episode 5: The B-Word: Bullying

Episode 5: The B-Word: Bullying

Camp has the power to help heal society. That’s powerful. The research says bullying has increased in prevalence in the past few years, with a breakdown in positive public discourse, online pathways to saying what shouldn’t be said, and a pandemic that...

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