With contributions by Campers, Staff, Directors, Parents and outside sources, the Rattlin' Blog is your one-stop-shop for all things camp. See videos, read what kids have to say about camp and find out about camp culture.

  • Empathy is a Verb.

    The Rattlin' Blog Jun 4, 2019 | 15:39 pm

    The Power Of EmpathyThe topic of empathy is deep, and it is so important in development. If we expect our children to open their hearts and learn empathy we have to encourage healthy, real life interactions. Anita Nowak pushes her[…]

  • How to Send Your Child Mail/Emails and other Helpful Hints!

    The Rattlin' Blog May 29, 2019 | 09:18 am

    The first day of camp is only a few weeks away, and as we start to think about Summer 2019 (YAY!), we think about everything we need to do to prepare. As parents, you're making sure your camper has triple[…]

  • Camp Creature: Gray Wolf

    The Rattlin' Blog May 22, 2019 | 09:45 am

    The gray wolf is making a return appearance on the Rattlin' Blog! Why you ask? Because this species is continuing their comeback after many years of low population numbers. The gray wolf is both an intriguing and inspiring species and[…]

  • "America, Take a Walk"

    The Rattlin' Blog May 14, 2019 | 11:23 am

    Get Hooked On Nature. The trend for today's youth spending less and less time outdoors is continuing to climb. In this Ted Talk from 2014, Ben Klasky states, on average, school age students' screen time use is 7 hours and 40[…]

  • Update: Environmental Education at Camp Foley!

    The Rattlin' Blog May 8, 2019 | 12:16 pm

    We had our first groups of Outdoor Ed (and of 2019!!) arrive Monday, and we have gotten the schools off on a good [green] foot. As most of you know Camp Foley hosts various schools during the month of May[…]


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