ADHD and Summer Camp- with Director of JCC Manhattan Day Camps, Genna Singer
Genna Singer grew up going to summer camp. She started early in her single digits and only missed one year. She loves summer camp!! In September of 2002 she joined the wonderful staff at the Marlene Meyerson JCC as Director of After School Programs, while maintaining an active role in the summer camps programs as well. In 2006 she became the Director of Camps and continues to help them develop and grow new, exciting programs! My daughter had a wonderful time here this summer and I was so happy Genna was able to join us today, to talk and educate us about the importance of Summer Camps. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter and Genna discuss:
:45- Intro and welcome Genna!
1:25- You spent most of your summers as a kid at sleep away camp. What was your favorite summer camp? Camp Timbertops
2:11- What is it about camp that you love so much?
3:02- On nurturing play & freedom from routines and a kids’ school-day grind.
4:50- What have you seen in terms of kids who come in, who might have some soft of neural ‘atypical-ness’ in them; whether it’s ADD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum- what happens when they go to camp?
6:38- Have you seen situations where physical activity has radically changed a kid?
8:56- How do you get kids excited to leave their comfort zones and try bold, new things?
12:40- Peter’s first experience with summer camp. Are there two types of reactions you typically get from kids in the first few days?
16:03- Genna, how can folks reach out to you if they wanna follow-up, or talk to you?
16:29- Thank you Genna!! And thank YOU for leaving us your reviews and for subscribing!
16:59- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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