Studies by three universities show that attending camp is becoming ever more important. Schools are no longer helping children develop the essential life skills they need to succeed. Basically, children are NOT being provided sufficient guidance on “how to be a decent human being.” The core foundational skills of kindness, honesty, empathy, work ethic, communication skills, teamwork, and interpersonal skills are being substantially ignored. By providing a group living opportunity under the supervision of well trained staff, children learn to get along with each other, be sympathetic to other campers when they are experiencing difficulties, set and achieve goals, get along with others, and work as a team. There is NO other opportunity that so successfully encourages children to develop these life skills in so short a time. Kingsley Pines is a special place!!