To provide opportunities that stimulate the development of each camper’s self-esteem.
Each camper will select her own activity during “free” time.
Each camper will have the opportunity to participate in at least one activity to promote self-esteem, which could include low challenge course, high challenge course, or zip line.
Campers will participate in getting-to-know-you games during the first 24 hours of camp.
Staff will provide the campers with positive comments and encouragement throughout their stay.
To help each camper appreciate the natural surroundings and take an active role in the stewardship of our environment.
Each camper will participate in at least one nature session while at camp.
Each camper will have the opportunity to participate in some nature activity, in addition to the nature session, which could include one of the following: hiking, environmental activities, or other appropriate activity.
At the beginning of each session, the campers will discuss as a group the importance of taking care of their camp and the type of things that they need to do such as picking up litter, staying on trails, respecting property (no graffiti), and conserving water.
Each unit will be encouraged to perform a service project at camp to help the environment such as picking up litter, recycling, erosion control, exotic species removal, and trail development.
To provide situations for each camper to set goals and challenge themselves while discovering his or her own skills and abilities.
Each camper will participate in at least two activities during the week that will personally challenge the camper – such as the challenge course, hiking, outdoor skills, arts and crafts, or other appropriate activity.
Campers will have the opportunity to work in small groups throughout the week while they clean up after the meals as a group with each camper taking on different roles.
Campers will learn at least one new skill while at camp.
To allow each child to experience group living.
Each camper will live in a group with other campers in cabins. Within these groups, campers will be part of a community-making decisions and keeping the area clean.
Campers will participate in meals served family style.