Try taking a walk with the camper
away from the rest of the campers
in a location that is at the same time private and in view of others.
Add the excitement of the outdoors--and the incomparable friendship of quality young men and women--and campers
are in for a truly unique experience.
The next step is to find a time when you can take the two or three campers
on the "play-date." The activity itself should be something that can be easily arranged and is active or just a lot of fun, like baking cookies, roasting marshmallows at a campfire site (boys in particular love making fires), or going to the water park or swimming together (as long as they can be in a group by themselves with the counselor away from other campers
Of the 512 campers
that attend camp each summer, about 97 percent are children who belong to ethnic minorities (63 percent Hispanic and around 34 percent African American).
and staff, Green River is a "No Discount" zone--"put-ups" rather than "put-downs" are encouraged.
Enrollment numbers based on age of campers
was also a concern this summer.
Role-playing scenarios like this with campers
can be very effective.
If conflicts have been successfully overcome, campers
are willing to share on a deeper level with each other.
* Severe homesickness is preventable in first-year campers
Here are some numbers based on the most up-to-date research about your campers
and young staff:
The camp, of course, will want to describe the camp experience in a way that attracts campers
interested in what the camp has to offer and in numbers which are profitable.
The old camp mission statement, written forty, sixty, or eighty years ago may no longer resonate with today's campers