Yes! Hmmmm....the camp is pretty pricey but....August 4 2012 at 3:53 PM
|KW (Login Whiteleather)|
Response to That is the camp run by the North Country School?
...but I don't know if it is OVER priced. I am spending quite a bit ($15k for 7 weeks), but the opportunities offered at CTT are not found locally. They do house and feed the kids (the kitchen and menu are superb). The camp experience excludes all bothersome electronics and REQUIRES swimming and horseback riding everyday. Also REQUIRES a quiet hour of reading and letter writing to parents each day.
My son is living in a tent with a German, a Moslem, and a NYC boy. My daughter will be drumming with a woman who flew to CTT from London after doing several performance for the Olympics. Can't argue with that level of opportunity.
I can't confirm the lack of teacher certification at the boarding school, but I do know that the certified teachers in my local school district are failing my kids in every way. We can't seem to compel the certified, local teachers to do better since they are in the union and protected from any meaningful criticism. They get their 100% healthcare and 70-80% pension at my expense for the rest of their lives after they retire regardless of their quality and results, so why should they bother to actually do a decent job while on the job?
Any camp where kids have to kill and butcher the animals they raise is pretty neat in my book. Wish they would teach them how to set a snare with materials found nearby.
The camp has a George Rickey sculpture given by the artist himself (his son went there)!! Doh! Where do you get that kind of legacy anywhere else?