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Happy Campers at Home

Happy Campers at Home

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Happy Campers: 9 Secrets That May Help You Get Through This Challenging Year

  Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, GAC's Chief Visionary Officer, wrote Happy Campers to give parents encouragement and share research-backed ideas for creating some camp "magic" at home. With most camps and other programs not operating this summer, and many vacation plans canceled, we'll be with our kids a lot this summer. Why not try some simple strategies for creating more connection and fun at home? Sign up to get weekly emails (10 total) with tips from the book plus BONUS research and ideas Sunshine has learned since writing Happy Campers. If you're on Facebook, Join the Happy Campers Group for more discussion of the topics covered in the book. HERE ARE SOME FREE DOWNLOADS TO GET YOU STARTED ON YOUR HAPPY CAMPERS JOURNEY: Free Chapter: Camp Secret #1: Connection Comes First 9-week Reading Schedule Workbook & Discussion Guide

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Virtual GAC Events

Virtual GAC Events

We have loved helping support our campers, staff, and parents as we navigate these times of social distancing, and we hope you will join us for some more online GAC community time that we have planned! We will take this opportunity to encourage fun, friendship, and growth. Virtual GAC Events for This Summer Wednesday, June 24 at 4pm PT - Afternoon Assembly Wednesday, July 29 at 4pm PT - Afternoon Assembly Wednesday, August 26 at 4pm PT - Afternoon Assembly Campers are invited to join us for these Afternoon Assemblies hosted by GAC staff. These events will be held in a private Zoom meeting room and will also be streamed on Facebook. The link to Zoom will be sent via email. Please do not share this link with people outside of our GAC community. We recognize how difficult this time is for all of us. It is our hope that by offering virtual events for our camp community, we can bring some fun and connection to a challenging time!

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Parenting in Place Masterclass Series

Parenting in Place Masterclass Series

Are you stressed about summer and wondering how your family will manage? Are you completely burned out from the demands placed on you as a parent in recent months? Are you craving practical strategies for helping your child (and your family) thrive and prepare for what’s next? If so, please join us for a special live masterclass series designed to help you this summer: Parenting in Place: Helping Families Thrive in Challenging Times. This new series comes from a group of parenting experts, therapists, authors, educators, and neuroscientists who’ve come together to share their very best strategies and ideas for how you and your family can thrive this summer.  Parenting in Place features 9 weekly masterclasses (hosted on Zoom) through June and early August, each focused on a different theme, and each including specific takeaways and strategies.  Because the event is live, attendees will have the opportunity to ask the hosts questions and communicate with other attendees through chat.  There is also a bundle of free bonus content (downloadables, templates, webinars) from their speakers, and created a closed moderated Facebook group so together you can keep the conversation going throughout the duration of the event. Here’s the whole line-up for the live webinars:

  • June 10: A Conversation about Summer Without Camp, with Audrey Monke and Katherine Reynolds Lewis 
  • June 17: A Conversation about Race, with Julie Lythcott-Haims, JD, Nefertiti Austin, Christine Koh and Leslie Priscilla Arreola-Hillenbrand
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Parent Debrief

Parent Debrief

Following the announcement of our heartbreaking decision to cancel our 2020 GAC sessions, we have set up an online meeting for parents next week to debrief, offer support to one another, and find out how we can help you and your family moving forward. A link to join our parent community on Tuesday, May 19 at 12pm PT, was sent in our announcement email on May 13 and again in a resource email sent May 14.  If you need the details to access the parent debrief next week, please contact us at mail@goldarrowcamp.com or (800) 554-2267.

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