Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage and Loyalty - 92Y, New York

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Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage and Loyalty

Apr 7, 2020

Camp. Joyful days of summer fun. But what are the takeaways beyond the memories? How does camp shape us?

New York Times bestselling author Iris Krasnow is an authority on female relationships and the life cycle of women. She joins us to share insights about the lifelong impact of summer camp on forging brave, adventurous, resilient women, with stories from her new book, Camp Girls: Fireside Lessons on Friendship, Courage and Loyalty. Krasnow believes camp is deeply connected to fulfillment and success in life, seeing it the common denominator in everything from preparing young people to go off to college (“camp teaches the art of self-regulation”) to career achievement (“camp builds the foundation for professional success through collaboration, critical thinking and more”) and perhaps most of all, in our coping abilities (“it is the spirit of camp that helps lift us when we need lifting, and pushes us forward to take risks.”) Krasnow’s overarching message is that camp teaches young girls to be the strong girls who will become strong women. Join us for a discussion that will leave you looking at camp in whole new light.

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