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Wellness Bulletin August 17, 2015
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August 17, 2015

Happy Monday!

Last week I officially ended my summer position working as a Unit Leader at Camp Walt Whitman located in the beautiful mountains of New Hampshire. The past couple weeks my responsibilities included leading middle school aged children in a variety of activities such as sports, swimming, hiking, arts and team building exercises. The experiences I have only reinforced my aspirations to go into the Youth Development industry after I graduate with my masters from NC State.

My current blog discusses how camps can positively influence the lives of children. It is important for our departments to continue to promote youth programs, such as summer/day camps, to the families in our community. The American Camp Association has found that camp can encourage new friendships during the year, help raise their confidence, and motivate them to try new activities. Youth programs enhance children’s lives in a healthy and positive manner year-round. For more information on youth camp ideas then please read my blog.

If you have any youth programs in your community that have been successful, then please share by submitting or emailing your ideas on thewellnesssite here:(,


Colleen Dougherty
Graduate Assistant,NC Recreation & Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC27605

North Carolina Recreation and Park Association
883 Washington St, Raleigh, NC 27506


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