The summer camp experience has been a major focus of ours because it offers so much all in one package. Not only do the kids have access to valuable recreational activities such as: sports, swimming, boating, hiking, crafts and games but they also develop valuable life skills. Kids learn team-building, exhibit increases in self-esteem, feel a sense of community, have access to a variety of mentors, learn about their strengths, form layered friendships and can gain a fresh perspective on life that gives them hope for a brighter future. Kids build courage and resiliency while at camp and this lays the foundation for a path towards success.
In addition to gained skills, these kids can truly just be kids at camp. Many children coming from under-served communities do not feel completely carefree on a consistent basis. They are often taking care of other family members, worrying about their family’s finances or feeling stressed about their futures. At camp they can temporarily let go of the pressures of life and feel safe and at peace. This is something every child should feel on a regular basis. Through enrichment programming we aim to enhance their lives and truly impact the way they see the world. They can hold onto their memories to help see them through tougher times.