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Fond Memories of “The Minnow Club”

Posted: August 19, 2015

The “Minnow Club.” I had known about it for quite awhile. Every June or July, I spent several weeks at a place called Kimball Camp, up in Reading, Michigan. 

Things were quite a bit different back then. But even in the early and mid 70’s, some things were the same. There were lots of caring people, including the summer counsellors and staff.

As long as I could remember, the YMCA camp was run by a compact, balding man with a ready smile, and his tall wife who brooked no nonsense, but obviously cared deeply for everyone. Later I understood that the C. stood for Conner, but to all of us, they were Mr. and Mrs. C. 


What STEM teaches us about Exercise

Posted: August 06, 2015

I had the chance to take a very interesting STEM seminar in Bloomington, IL recently. STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 

The point of the training was to provide schools with another resource to help students gain an understanding of the science behind human movement. This is a growing trend in education around the country, as teachers and administrators look for ways to bring real life examples of how science works into the classroom. 

Education experts have been noticing that kids today are having a harder time than kids just a few years ago. Test scores aren’t improving, and we’re falling behind in science and technology. Hence the emphasis on STEM.


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