Building life skills is what we do at Camp Runoia. Little did we know that 2020 would test the skills that we had and encourage us to go far out of our comfort zone to develop new ones. We learned so much about ourselves, our campers and about the meaning and power of camp through being resilient and adapting.
Looking back now we are grateful for the opportunity that a covid summer presented us to. We had to be flexible, grow, reconsider how we have always done things and be willing to modify, change and adapt in an instant. It turned out to be an amazing all be it exhausting summer and one that will certainly go down in the history books of Runoia.
Takeaways from summer 2020:
- We practiced doing hard things and did them well
- We stopped sweating the small stuff
- We learned new skills and revisited old ones that we hadn’t had time for
- We reassessed what had value to us
- We were more appreciative of the people and activities that we missed
- It’s was OK to let some traditions go and know you can come back to them
- We adapted and were flexible under ever changing circumstances
- We used a growth mindset to challenge what we had done in the past and make it viable for the current situation
- If you ask people will show up to help in ways you may not have thought of
- You have to make the most of the moment in time that you have
- Time with family is valuable but you need your friends too!
- It may not be what you imagined but it can still be spectacular
- Nature just keeps doing it’s thing. Sunset on the lake is beautiful.
- Community comes in many forms, when we support each other we are all stronger
- We maximized the opportunities that we did have rather than lamenting the ones that we didn’t
- We had an amazing summer on Great Pond that we never could have imagined
As the year comes to a close we have deep gratitude for all that we have and look forward to 2021 with joy and eager anticipation. Happy New Year to our Runoia family, see you on Great Pond.