Author Archives: Jeff Cheley

What Did He Win, Daddy?

The opportunity to teach our children lessons comes at interesting times, assuming they are ready to learn them at that time. This past Sunday was the finish of the Masters golf tournament. Erika was out of town for the weekend, … Continue reading

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Let’s All Create Meaningful Relationships at Cheley

Let’s All Create Meaningful Relationships at Cheley was the spirit button for this summer. As we looked at the goals for this past summer during the spring, we realized we have a wonderful opportunity to teach young people how to … Continue reading

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Thinking of Cheley parents

Erika and I are getting our first taste of what our camp families go through.  Jackson, our two and a half year old son, started preschool this year for two days a week.  Many of our experiences in this process … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Merit Badges at Cheley

For the past few years, I have been authorized as a Merit Badge counselor for the Boy Scouts.  We have many campers that are also involved in Boy Scouts and would love to complete a few badges at camp. I … Continue reading

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Parenting and Technology

Now that I have joined the parent community.  I recently attended a meeting that addressed the impact technology is having on family dynamics and relationships.  Craig Knippenberg talked about the positive and negative impacts he has seen as the byproduct … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Benefits of Sending Your Child to Camp

1.Explore the outdoors – Camps foster children’s connection with the natural environment. 2. The opportunity for unstructured play – Dr. David Elkind says, ““The traditional summer camp recognizes that play is a powerful form of learning that contributes mightily to … Continue reading

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