You send them to camp because you believe in us
and you believe in them. The days can crawl by
because you miss them so much.
And you know they are experiencing independence
and doing an amazing job being away from you.
You still miss them. So, what is happening while you are apart?
- Other genuine adults are teaching, caring, laughing and guiding your children.
- Your children are making independent decisions.
- The camp community is supporting them with their commitment.
- They are meeting other children from all over the United States and other countries.
- Leadership skills are developed every day – whether it is making an announcement for the whole camp or leading the meal as table captain.
- Resiliency is happening.
- Self-confidence is increasing.
- New skills are being honed.
- Your children learn how to advocate for others and for themselves.
The list goes on and on.
And, let’s remember, it’s not always easy. Sometimes there are moments of discomfort. Like when you miss home and it hurts. Or when you try something new you aren’t good at… yet. How about the time you worked on your art project and it didn’t come out the way you wanted it to? Sometimes there are times that aren’t easy. At Camp Runoia, there are people to help pull you out of your unease, to help you see it from a
different perspective, to laugh it off with you.
This is camp. This is real. This is building lifelong skills.
And the moment you see them after camp, you can’t believe how they have grown. All of this happened because you believe in them.