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Words Matter: “Rude” vs “Mean” vs “Bully”

By: Kathy Neilsen Have you ever noticed that words can lose their meaning, or at least their power because of overuse?  That happened to us ...

Challenging the Cult of Speed

Challenging the Cult of Speed by Kathy Neilsen It is hard to pinpoint when the era of excess in children’s activities began. Most baby ...

Let’s Talk

  by: Kathy Neilsen We know that cell phones are ever present in modern American life. What is less clear is the effect that this ...

2016 Dates and Registration

Enrollment for 2016 is now open online. 2016 Session Dates Full season (eight weeks):  June 23rd to August 17th First session (four weeks):  June 23rd to July 20...

Updated Summer Calendar – August

August 2015 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 Three One Acts  2  3Mt. Mansfield Overnight 4  5John Bourgoin Riding Clinic Point Swim at Hochelega 6...

Updated Summer Calendar – July

July 2015 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1  2  3Extravaganza Day 4Three One Acts 5  6Home match with Burlington Tennis Club   7  8John ...

Summer Paperwork

Hi Brown Ledgers, Summer paperwork – health forms and administrative packet – has been mailed to all registered campers. International campers, your packets will arrive next week. ...

First Session Calendar

First session has been sunny and hot. We’ll take it! Brown Ledgers are a busy bunch – Three Act is rehearsing, Drill Captains reviewing classes, ...

Book Review: Homesick & Happy – How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow

In his 2012 book Homesick and Happy, one of the first things author Michael Thompson does is outline what parents cannot give their children.  Despite our ...

Health Forms and Packing List for 2014

The Brown Ledge Parent handbook (new this year!) will be mailed out next week to enrolled campers. With the Handbook, you will also receive hardcopies ...

Simplicity

During the gray days of winter, campsickness can sink into your bones. Sometimes the only remedy is to fully immerse yourself into a camp memory. ...