Welcome to the Judson Blog! Here at Judson, we have been looking for ways to stay more connected with our Judson family — seasoned veterans, first-timers and even those who are still in the process of picking a camp. Many of you have joined our Facebook page (“Camp Judson”) and some of you are even following us on Twitter — @CampJudson. But we wanted to do more.
We wanted to find a way to let you in on some of the year-around activities going on at Judson. We also wanted to share some of the articles and websites we find valuable, as we get ready for camp — and we wanted to do it in a way that would be convenient and engaging for you. That’s where the idea for the blog came in, more interactive than a newsletter, more in-depth than a Facebook update and designed specifically for our camp family. Throughout the year we’ll meet you here to talk about what we’ve been reading and learning, update you with news and developments, share ideas and resources, and give you a peek into what’s going on around Judson.
For those of you who are sending a child to camp for the first time, we hope this blog will give you a better idea of what Camp Judson is all about. We’ll talk about camp traditions and values, the importance of building and maintaining healthy friendships, and some of the things you and your child should expect during your first summer apart. We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of camp life, like food, as well as some of the things we do and value that make Judson special.
This isn’t just for new parents, though! We want the blog to be a place where all of our camp family can learn something new, whether it’s a tip for communicating with your teenager or an explanation of some aspect of camp you’ve never considered before — the way we get volunteers, for example, or how we get camp ready for the summer.
We’re excited about this new way of communicating with our camp family! We hope you’ll jump in with us, commenting, discussing ideas and sharing your own insights. We look forward to posting lots of fun pictures, sharing articles and camp-related news and giving our whole camp family a place to meet. Check back to stay up on all the latest at Judson!