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4 Ways to Make Your Kids Successful

At Camp Kupugani, our overnight summer camp in Northwest Illinois (near Chicago and Madison), we’re all about maximizing the development for our campers. The good folks from Barking Up the Wrong Tree have some good tips on maximizing their development at home.  Bullets below, with the whole article available here.  

  • Children need a sampling period 
    • Let them explore a variety of different activities (sports, instruments) and not force them into one 
  • Real learning is slow and frustrating 
    • To really learn, studying must be hard 
    • Obstacles that make learning more challenging, slower, and more frustrating in the short term are more beneficial for your kids in the long term
    • Learning too fast or too easy doesn’t stick for your kids 
  • Too much specialization makes you narrow
    • Kids need to learn a variety of things and how to make a connection between them
  • When you’re young, quit may be better than grit
    • Let your kid try and fail that’s how they learn and grow
    • Skip the youthful mistakes and they become middle-aged mistakes 

https://www.bakadesuyo.com/2019/05/kids-successful/

Kupugani touches on all the core values and enrichment that we hope to instill in our [child]. My husband and I absolutely love Camp Kupugani. Our [child] gained immensely from camp.

Lisa G.

Everyone…was just so, so personable, kind, and the kind of person I want
my [child] looking up to and spending time with.

Laura V.

[My daughter’s] face lights up when she speaks about camp, it’s a priceless experience.

Kenya P.

I have never come in contact with such a wonderful group of people at a camp before. Everyone did an outstanding job, the camp was so organized, it was unbelievable.

Joe M.

She absolutely loves the camp, the staff, and all the friends she makes there. I consider Kupugani to be a big influence in helping her grow and expand her mind each summer.

Luci A.

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