27 Nov Educator, coach and ultra-marathoner Andy Jones-Wilkins was once asked at a conference to name the 3 most critical things he wants his students to develop before graduation. Despite being put on the spot, Andy replied without hesitation: Confidence, Resilience and Hope. We all can take his reply to heart; it's a message that embodies what Susquehannock teaches and represents.Andy went on to explain…1️⃣ Confidence – You know the confident runner when you see him. Self-assured, relaxed, carrying a wry smile, the confident runner is not a faker. The most confident runners I know take calculated risks, but also do so while eliminating all variables.2️⃣ Resilience: The resilient runner shows her scars; [she] has had her fair share of failures and disappointments and yet she hasn’t given in. She's remained steadfast, stalwart and true. The resilient runner is that one who gets out of her chair at mile 82 and forges on — one foot in front of the other until she's done.3️⃣ Hope: While confidence and resilience can be seen and touched, hope needs to be felt. As such, it is the most capricious of the 3, but also the most purposeful and relevant. The hopeful runner and student have a spring in their step tempered by caution in their voice. Hope can be such a deep visceral emotion that it requires balance, focus and a fair amount of risk. And when we get it right, it's awesome!To Andy, Confidence, Resilience and Hope truly represent the Golden Recipe for success. His thoughtful response to the question runs parallel to our philosophy at Susquehannock and to what we hope each child returns home with at the end of every summer. ️ Read more @ susquehannock.com ️ Director's Messages

Educator, coach and ultra-marathoner Andy Jones-Wilkins was once asked at a conference to name the 3 most critical things he wants his students to develop before graduation. Despite being put on the spot, Andy replied without hesitation: Confidence, Resilience and Hope. We all can take his reply to heart; it's a message that embodies what Susquehannock teaches and represents.Andy went on to explain...1️⃣ Confidence - You know the confident runner when you see him. Self-assured, relaxed, carrying a wry smile, the confident runner is not a faker. The most confident runners I know take calculated risks, but also do so while eliminating all variables.2️⃣ Resilience: The resilient runner shows her scars; [she] has had her fair share of failures and disappointments and yet she hasn’t given in. She's remained steadfast, stalwart and true. The resilient runner is that one who gets out of her chair at mile 82 and forges on — one foot in front of the other until she's done.3️⃣ Hope: While confidence and resilience can be seen and touched, hope needs to be felt. As such, it is the most capricious of the 3, but also the most purposeful and relevant. The hopeful runner and student have a spring in their step tempered by caution in their voice. Hope can be such a deep visceral emotion that it requires balance, focus and a fair amount of risk. And when we get it right, it's awesome!To Andy, Confidence, Resilience and Hope truly represent the Golden Recipe for success. His thoughtful response to the question runs parallel to our philosophy at Susquehannock and to what we hope each child returns home with at the end of every summer. ️ Read more @ susquehannock.com ️ Director's Messages

22 Nov From our table to yours… Happy Thanksgiving to all Grizzled Veterans and friends of Susquehannock! #tbt #talkingboutturkeys

From our table to yours… Happy Thanksgiving to all Grizzled Veterans and friends of Susquehannock! #tbt #talkingboutturkeys

21 Nov 🥇In today's ultra-competitive sports landscape more children are specializing at an early age with the hopes of making it big or receiving an athletic scholarship to a university. While this can be tantalizing and sound very appealing it can also be very detrimental. New research shows that children who specialize at a young age are more susceptible to serious injury, lack of self-confidence and decreased overall athleticism. 🥈Studies at UCLA and Loyola University show sport diversification actually has a positive, protective effect and provides significant performance benefits. The study found that children who played multiple "attacking" sports like Basketball, Soccer or Lacrosse developed the unconscious ability to read bodies and game situations allowing them to master their sport of choice in a much shorter time period. 🥉The objective at Camp Susquehannock is to develop well-rounded, multi-sport athletes. We want children to leave Camp with a broad spectrum of athletic skills. When kids are exposed to a variety of sports they develop a diversified skill set which helps them learn about their bodies. They learn how their body works, what it can do best, how far they can push it all while developing superior coordination between the eyes, hands, feet and core. They become stronger, more agile, durable and less prone to injury. ️ Read more @ susquehannock.com ️ Director's Message

🥇In today's ultra-competitive sports landscape more children are specializing at an early age with the hopes of making it big or receiving an athletic scholarship to a university. While this can be tantalizing and sound very appealing it can also be very detrimental. New research shows that children who specialize at a young age are more susceptible to serious injury, lack of self-confidence and decreased overall athleticism. 🥈Studies at UCLA and Loyola University show sport diversification actually has a positive, protective effect and provides significant performance benefits. The study found that children who played multiple "attacking" sports like Basketball, Soccer or Lacrosse developed the unconscious ability to read bodies and game situations allowing them to master their sport of choice in a much shorter time period. 🥉The objective at Camp Susquehannock is to develop well-rounded, multi-sport athletes. We want children to leave Camp with a broad spectrum of athletic skills. When kids are exposed to a variety of sports they develop a diversified skill set which helps them learn about their bodies. They learn how their body works, what it can do best, how far they can push it all while developing superior coordination between the eyes, hands, feet and core. They become stronger, more agile, durable and less prone to injury. ️ Read more @ susquehannock.com ️ Director's Message