What is more challenging is managing the expectations of the shy or awkward camper
1 -- cover -- color) ON THE COVER: The lights of the San Fernando Valley sparkle below the tent of a pair of urban 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).
This could be the niche that would set The Green River Preserve apart--to share the magic of this area with campers
through a unique, natural-science-oriented summer camp program.
The four major differences that were found for the summer of 2005 addressed the amount of financial support received, session length, camper
return rates, and perceived enrollment trends for the past five years.
Here is a great opportunity for a counselor observing these interactions to think about doing something fun with that excluded camper
at a later date--hanging out with or doing some activity with the camper
to show others that he/she has social worth.
may become impatient with each other and minor confrontations will occur.
Teach staff how to develop trust within their camper
groups by providing safe physical touch, words of encouragement, and spiritual awareness.
Help the camper
clarify his or her feelings with brief, reflective statements that echo the camper
's own words and emotional state, like "It sounds like it's been a very hard time for you.
Materials should clarify that campers
and their families share in the responsibility for the camper
's well-being, including the determination of camper
suitability for the camp experience and for understanding and managing the risks.
The instrument that was used for this study was a self-administered questionnaire that focused on the factors that influenced a parents' decision to select Camp Henry as well as the camper
benefits that were most important to parents.
As Mike Horner, owner and president of Tom Sawyer Camps in Altadena, California, points out, "I export the camper
names and addresses from my camp database into GeoFinder and print a color map for each driver with each of their campers
marked on the map.
Competitions can lead to unsanitary situations (one camper
eating another camper
's left-overs) and unhealthy situations (a camper
being forced to eat more than they should).