Amazing progress can happen in five days at camp, but it’s ultimately never going to be enough on its own. As such, the camp’s staff has made a practice of having routine follow-up sessions for a few hours every two months after camp ends.
The purpose of these events is to:
- Rekindle relationships. Strong friendships can be built in a short amount of time, especially given the strong emotional experiences involved. It can be tough for a child or youth to suddenly form and then lose these connections. Bringing them back allows them to invest into these new friends, knowing that they won’t become strangers.
- Continue the growth journey. Healing doesn’t come in a day. Campers often make great progress during their time with us, but often have difficulties carrying forward that momentum upon returning home. A return to a special environment is often way of re-igniting the flame.
- Promote accountability. Everything is easier in life when you have the right people around you — both to support you with encouragement and support you with accountability. This is especially important with the young. The consistency of follow-up allows campers to take hope that, at the very least, they’ll have a chance at a fresh start every two months. They can trust that they’ll be pushed forward gently, while also having a soft place to fall.
Please contact us for information about upcoming events.