Sunshine Parenting Episodes

Ep. 91: 4 Reasons Not to Worry While Your Kid is at Camp

In Episode 91, I’m chatting with my longtime friend and fellow camp director, Maria Horner. Maria and her husband, Tom, have been the executive directors of Catalina Island Camps since 1995. We discuss four reasons why parents don’t need to...

Ep. 88: Preventing Abuse with Tommy Feldman

In this episode of the podcast, I interview Tommy Feldman, the founder and director of Camp Granite Lake in Colorado. We discuss protecting children from abuse, not only at camp but any time they are with a caregiver. This podcast...

Happy Campers: Gold Arrow Camp (Huntington Lake, CA)

Gold Arrow Camp “This year our [camp] theme is “Filling Buckets,” which I’m pretty excited about. It comes from a great children book. But the gist of it is that we all have this invisible bucket and we all have...

Happy Campers: Wilderness Adventures (U.S. & Abroad)

Wilderness Adventures “We want all of our students walking away with a sense of accomplishment. Not only from the trail, but from making new friends, from taking on new challenges, from doing things their laundry by themselves.” (Tom Holland) Tom...

Happy Campers: Kennolyn Camps (Santa Cruz, CA)

Kennolyn Camps “We do have a philosophical belief that kids actually, and humans in general, have good friend making skills. What they need is coaching and practice.” (Andrew Townsend) Andrew Townsend (right) Video of the Kennolyn Camps interview with ...

Ep. 85: Grit is Grown Outside the Comfort Zone (PEGtalk)

Today’s show, Episode 85, was recorded live at Pegasus School in Huntington Beach as part of their PEGtalks parent education series. I’m with my frequent guest, Sara Kuljis, the owner and director of Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp and Emerald Cove...