We all want more connection in our lives. To do so, we must build an inclusive mindset, one that celebrates the differences in thought and experience. The team at Camp Southern Ground is doing that better than any place I’ve visited. In doing so, they’ll help make the world a better place, one summer at a time.
If you could help a child have the opportunity to learn lifelong skills, create connections with kids and mentors from all over, and have so much fun that the memories will literally make them smile for years, would you?
Of course you would! Let me tell you how I got involved with SCOPE and why you should help, too.
The benefits of summer camp for our kids (and our staff!) are almost too many to count. Thankfully, we have Dr. Laurie Browne of the American Camp Association, to help us sift through what we think we know and prove what we do know. After a great conversation with Dr. Laurie, here are my top five benefits of summer camp for kids.
Serving as a summer camp counselor may be the most important internship that any young person can attempt. The lessons learned and experienced gain helps not only in the ‘help you find a job’ near term - because it certainly does. More importantly, though, are the two “R’s” they’ll earn: responsibility and relationships. These will serve as a launching pad towards the longer term goal of becoming a great human.