Learning to lead

Quebec’s Camp Nominingue leadership program offers transformative and important experiences for youth by Glen Herbert   “It’s something big for me,” says Olivier Girard when speaking about last summer, the one he […]

Camping differently

While not all children love all camps, there’s a camp for every child to love. by Glen Herbert   Despite increasing enrollments at technology camps—in some cases reaching into the thousands—there are those […]

Off to school

by Glen Herbert Lauriel Stowe wants to be a volcanologist. “We had a geography class,” she says, recalling some years ago, “and [the teacher] was talking about plate tectonics, and I really […]

Gabby’s story

For the Grenadines Initiative Gabby Ollivierre’s first real experience of snow came with a freak storm that hit Calgary on October 2. It was notable by anyone’s standards–the storm made national news […]

Life lessons

For OurKids.net If there is a rock star in the world of Canadian camping, it’s Jocelyn Palm. She’s directed Glen Bernard Camp since 1977, though her leadership has extended well beyond that […]

Ashes

When I arrived at my mother’s house she was still getting ready. There were three boxes of clothes—some of which were intended for my grandfather, some of which were going to charity—and […]

It’s personal

When it comes to alternative education, is it possible to go too far? All advances in education are emblematic of their time, arising out of a specific political context and cultural experience. […]

“Girl”

Winning Entry, Massey Lectures contest Margaret MacMillan’s 2015 CBC Massey Lectures were about people who have left a mark on their own time, and on ours. Inspired by the lectures, listeners were asked: Who you think will […]

Rethinking Appalachia

Phil Jamison Hoedowns, Reels and Frolics: Roots and branches of Southern Appalachian Dance University of Illinois Press  (For Sing Out! magazine) Alex Ross wrote recently in the New Yorker that “when classical-music fans hear that […]