Connections made at camp are known to be genuine & intimate. Friendships are formed & promises are made.
Teenagers deepest, most coveted secrets find a way to release themselves in the non-judgmental environment.
And sometimes, special ties are rekindled that are said to be soul mate encounters.
Imagine meeting your best-friend, partner-in-crime & life-partner at camp.
It has happened.
And there is no love greater than camp love.
Adolescents are prone to experience many physical and psychological changes that can result in confusion, anger and rebellion.
Although they often push parents away, they need support and understanding to survive this stage and emerge as mature adults.
Camp instructors understand the common signs, including: body dysmorphia, low self-esteem, mood swings, asserting independence & sexual awakening.
Because camp engages their whole-self, adolescents often leave feeling positive again.
They leave with anxiety and mixed feelings. You feel guilty. Was this the best decision?
They return, only weeks later, completely transformed for the better.
You child has suddenly rekindled his / her self-expression. They walk straighter, more confidently. They laugh more. They are suddenly getting better grades.
Is this possible? Is this the same child you knew earlier in the summer?
The crackle of the campfire means a wonderful evening is about to unfold.
Staring at the starlit sky is a magical sight.
The smell of the burning wood reminds you that warmth is always near at camp.
Your child has just returned from camp, with a glimmer in their eyes. They have countless stories to share, memories that will follow them for the rest of their lives.
How can you help them to keep this fire burning in their hearts until next year?
How can we be part of the solution?
How can we help children learn based on their individual needs?
The answer can be found outside of the classroom in much more natural environment. Promoting experiential learning & teaching kids to take calculated risks in a safe environment is found to significantly improve their social skills, physical fitness, and expand their creative minds.
This is accelerated learning. This is camp.