Microtia Day is November 9th

Guest Blogger: Ryan Isbrecht, Kidventure Camps Coordinator-Dallas Area. A story about one father’s journey to raise a little girl in a world filled with technology. A simple goal to find … Read more

Reclaiming our Kid’s Spirit

At the 2018 Director Retreat for Kidventure this past weekend,  I focused my keynote address on the topic of Spirit and how that very spirit of ours is under attack … Read more

Kids Need Us Like Never Before

The following is an interview with me published in the April 2018 issue of ON Magazine. On Magazine author is Carrie Temple. When the school year ends, learning doesn’t have to … Read more

A Culture of Bullying

No child deserves to be bullied. Period. Nevertheless, bullying takes place, particularly in certain environments that do not promote respect, kindness, and attention.  Bullying and its prevalence seem to be … Read more

The Power of Camp to Make Change

For 22 years, nothing has meant more to me personally and professionally than the power to make a difference in the lives of kids through our organization called Kidventure. Every summer about … Read more

The Superhero in You

The following is an excerpt of a presentation I delivered to Kidventure’s 2016 Leadership Team (Camp Directors and Managers) at our Director’s Retreat April 23, 2016. The purpose of my … Read more

Forever And Then Some

April 6, 2016 Dear Son, Today I was reminded of just how important a birthday can be.  For just over two years ago, your mom and I heard the crying … Read more

Let Go…They’ll Grow

There once was a gardener who planted a flower. With much love and passion, the gardener tended to the flower at almost every waking moment, constantly watering, weeding, and standing … Read more

15 MPH and That’s Ok

A little over eighteen years ago, my wife and I drove home from Women’s Hospital in Houston, Texas with our first born. She was wrapped carefully in the carseat, just having been … Read more


Remembering my travels with my father across the north of England and into the Western Highlands of Scotland. Some of my most enjoyable steps were placed upon those dark green … Read more

It’s Time We Start

The following post is taken from the Keynote Address to Kidventure employees at 2014 Orientation Time is this crazy abstract thing. It organizes our day and it defines our physical … Read more

More Than Just a Camp

Dear Family, In a month, school will be out and the time honored American tradition of summer will warmly be upon us.  This is a particularly special year for Kidventure as … Read more

Kidventure Camp in China 2014

After 20 years of running a summer camp business, the last place I probably ever thought of playing capture the flag or roasting marshmallows with campers would be in China. … Read more

Always Fight for Them

This past Tuesday evening I entered Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston to visit some new-found friends of mine who have been faced with a tough life challenge. I walked out … Read more

The Force is Strong in Mom

There is a Force.  A balance if you will,  that oversees the universe and keeps our planet from careening off into the fiery gasses of our molten sun.  This Force … Read more

The Camp Counselor vs. the Intern

The following article was published in The New York Times today, May 30th.  Like teachers, we so often undervalue those that have some of the greatest impact and impression on … Read more

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