Tag: Summer camps for teens

2019 Teen Chef in his own Words

bu Duncan Dockstader, 2019 Camp Delicious! Teen Camp Delicious is an amazing camp that has made me want to come back every year. During the camp, you are exposed to new food styles, new recipes, and new tastes that you

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2019 Teen Speakers in their own Words

DAVID: Politics: Why It’s Important Politics. When someone talks about the new law that was passed, the tensions between countries or the debate that was on TV. Do you stop and listen? Or do you simply roll your eyes and

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Building A Winning Team

by Hilda Pang Fu, President and Founder, Luminari It’s a very exciting year for Luminari—a milestone moment as we celebrate our 10th anniversary as an organization that offers inspiring and innovative programs for teens and youth in our community. We

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Grateful to live in the Present

by Sheila Hyland, Operations Manager, Luminari Within the past week, my 18-year-old son lamented the state of the United States while his 91-year-old uncle lamented that he had been born 50 years too early.  Why the dichotomy?  Because my son

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The Resilience of Free Speech

A comment by Louis B. Schwartz “We should welcome the Communist Party of China to the cacophonous marketplace of ideas that defines American democracy and wish them luck competing. It may strengthen China, as it has strengthened us. Tolerating the

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Luminari Welcomes Sheila Hyland as Operations Manager

Sheila likes to say she caught the “Luminari bug.” Once you catch it, she says you can’t let go!  Sheila offered her expertise at the Speak & Tell! camp in 2016, then returned as co-director of the camp in 2017.

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A Case for Diplomacy

Why Diplomacy Matters By Louis Schwartz ​In the early morning hours of January 13, a text message alert warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack instantly shattered the tranquility of our 50th State. During those unimaginably horrifying 40 minutes of widespread panic, before the erroneous text message was rescinded, terrified Americans and others from around the world most likely concluded that those ballistic

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Luminari Announces Ilene Hurwitz Schwartz as Director of Operations

Each year we are given the opportunity to take stock and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives – family, friendships, good health and good fortune. At Luminari, we are especially grateful for all of the positive, talented

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4 Tips to Speak with Confidence

By Don Laird, Psychotherapist, MS, NCC, LPC, and 2017 Speak & Tell! Camp Guest Presenter What do you fear about public speaking? The short answer is:  Not knowing what will happen when you are in front of a group of

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Writing Therapy

by Gina Catanzarite, Teen Writer! Director Research has proved that putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, has been linked to improved physical and emotional well-being for those who do it regularly. Writing is a phenomenal tool to help

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