Each day, we stress the "Four R's" at camp. Please allow me to tell you a little about them.
Every year, we strive to improve camp. We add activities, augment facilities, change menus and construct buildings.
Below is an article I share with our families each summer. I have also included a video that we made a few summers ago that talks about being tech-free at camp. I hope you enjoy both!
[This is the second in two articles about homesickness at camp.]
[Warning from Susie Ma’am: this is one of Steve Sir’s longer article, but I think it is one that you will appreciate. We parents are looking for ways to prepare our children for success in the future. This article discusses the skills fostered at camp and their importance to the real world. Steve did a 10 minute TEDx talk on this subject that you might want to share with friends and family that wonder how camp can help your child. Here is the link:
For years we have talked about hiring “counselor heroes”. A friend unfamiliar with summer camps asked me to define what we mean by this and to explain what we do to get “heroes”. I thought you might appreciate how I responded.
Our heroes are young men and women committed to being exceptional role models to our campers. These are individuals whose talents justify easier hours and higher pay, but who understand the power of working with young people (of course, they also enjoy having an active and exciting summer). While these heroes teach the campers a great deal, they inevitably learn some powerful lessons themselves. They learn the 21st Century skills of communication, teamwork, work ethic, leadership and creative thinking as well the joy of serving others. They learn that hard work and great fun can go together.