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There is no magic

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For every rabbit out of a hat or dove in a box; for every handkerchief pulled from a sleeve, every mind-reading séance; for every miraculous escape and befuddling disappearing act. For all the wonders experienced as Magic, there are the hands that wave the wand; that pull open the trap door, and subtly tug on... Read more

Are We Overwhelming Our Students? A TEDx talk by neuropsychologist Dr. David Gleason

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“At what cost do we expect adolescents to think and act like adults before they have actually developed those capacities?” Dr. Gleason’s TedX talk is anchored in evidence gleaned from neuroimaging and associated brain development. He asks viewers to consider the cost of over-scheduling, overworking, and overwhelming students. Dr. David Gleason started as an intern in the... Read more

Online Learning Helps Parents

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"For the first time in a long time I feel like maybe I understand my son a little better. I am excited to try some new things. I always guessed that trying to "force" my son to comply was not going to work, but I didn't really understand what else could be done." This summer, the... Read more

What’s the deal with the 2016 Wediko Summer Program?

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Wediko Summer Program values

In a little over a month, children will start crossing the bridge for a life-changing experience and we cannot wait to welcome them! We’ve spent the past several months interviewing staff and students, making cabin groups, planning Orientation Week, and making sure we have all of the supplies we need to be ready on July... Read more

At Wediko, we tackle problems together – in Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu (uu-Boon-too) has become an integral part of Wediko’s culture; it is written across our t-shirts, introduced in our orientation sessions, and brought to life through our work and our personal lives. Ubuntu, a Nguni Bantu term, is loosely translated as “A person is a person through other persons.” At Wediko, Ubuntu means generosity, kindness, selflessness,... Read more

Wediko’s history outlines 82 year commitment to improving children’s lives

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Wediko's beginnings

In 1934, Robert A. Young, Ed.D. and his colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital created a therapeutic summer camp program as an integral part of their children’s psychiatric clinic. The camp, located on a rented site on Province Lake near the New Hampshire – Maine border, served clients of the clinic as well as children referred... Read more

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