The photos below show a number of iconic images of camp – kids having fun, making friends, busy with activities. They represent what most of us think of when someone says “summer camp.”
But there’s more.
Those of us involved in camp – and many more who have had a camp experience themselves – can see what else is happening in these photos.
For example, in the photo of the campers feeding our goats, I see the following:
The picture of girls playing cards in their cabin tells these stories:
And finally, the photo of two boys scaling our climbing wall says this:
Now, you try it! Take a look at these remaining two photos and tell me what you see. Feel free to email me your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will use this exercise with our seasonal staff this year to reinforce the importance of their work and the impact that a positive camp experience can have on a child.
As the American Camp Association tagline says, “Camp give kids a world of good.” We sometimes need to stop and remember just how important a camp experience can be!
Chief Executive Officer