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Sunshine’s New Book Published!

Sunshine’s New Book Published!

We are thrilled to announce that Camp Owner and Director Audrey "Sunshine" Monke's debut book has a scheduled release date. The book is ready to go and we're excited to read it! Happy Campers: 9 Summer Camp Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults will be released on May 7th, 2019. Based on thousands of interactions with campers, camp counselors, and parents, and on academic research in positive psychology, Happy Campers introduces a framework of intentional strategies to help parents create the same kind of transformational culture that kids experience at camp. Instead of raising a generation of kids who are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and unable to function as independent and responsible adults, parents can create an environment at home that promotes the growth of important character traits and social skills that kids need in order to have meaningful and successful lives. Complete with specific ideas to implement these summer camp secrets at home, Happy Campers is a one-of-a-kind resource for parents wanting to raise happy, socially intelligent, successful kids. If you want to pre-order the book, you can do so at any of the following links: Amazon Barnes and Noble Indie Bound Books a Million Google Play Kobo If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to attend a meet and greet with the author, Sunshine will have copies available (and will happily sign them) at our GAC Party on May ... Read more

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Lip Balm Contest!

Lip Balm Contest!

At Gold Arrow Camp, we are passionate about lip protection. We're so passionate that every year we run a contest to name lip balms for our camp store. Past winners have included classics like Vanilla Tree and Tiller Towards Tangerine. This year is no different. Once again, we invite you to think up the best camp-inspired name for a lip balm flavor and send it to us. How? You could email us, or you could post it to either Instagram or Facebook and tag us (@goldarrowcamp). We can't wait to see what your creativity comes up with this year!

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Unplug With GAC

Unplug With GAC

The National Day of Unplugging is right around the corner, and Gold Arrow Camp is thrilled to be taking part in this event yet again. We're going to be among the 112,000 people who have pledged to unplug for 24 hours starting at sundown on Friday, March 1st. You know how we feel about technology in the summer, and we think it's important to take a break during the rest of the year as well. If you visit the National Day of Unplugging website, you can sign a pledge to unplug, and they'll even send you a sleeping bag for your phone! We hope to hear from you (after the 2nd!) about your unplugged day. If you need ideas for what to do, start with this post about making dinner more like a campfire. That will get your 24 hours off to a great start!

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Parent Handbooks Are Coming!

Parent Handbooks Are Coming!

Every year parents and campers alike wait next to their mailboxes, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Gold Arrow Camp Parent Handbook. We know how much joy the handbook brings to the lives of our camp families, and so we're pleased to announce that it will soon be headed to your home. Keep an eye on your snail mail for this year's edition! It's full of information on bus stops, packing for camp, a "parent to-do list" and a summer calendar!

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