Message from our Summer Camp Director,
The summer of 2011 at Camp Kawartha has come and gone. I felt it was a magical summer in many ways. For me, the summers keep getting better and better. As a camp, I feel that we evolve every year, and as a Summer Camp Director, I feel there is always room for growth.
This will be my 10th summer at Camp Kawartha, and my 8th as Summer Camp Director. Over that time I have grown tremendously in both my private and professional life. In my professional life, I have learned so much about dealing with campers, staff, and parents. I have cultivated a trust among my staff while striving to be a positive role model, and a source of support. I have also worked hard to develop relationships with parents and encourage feedback and criticism as a method to improving our services. I celebrate in your children’s successes, and feel distress in their setbacks. Each summer, we train our staff to meet the needs of our campers the best way we can and we learn lessons on how to do it better for the next summer.
Many parents have told me about the great impact camp has made on their children’s development. At camp, your children learn the skills to be responsible and confident individuals. With the support and encouragement of our staff, they take risks by attempting new activities, enhancing their social skills, and accepting new responsibilities. It’s an exhilarating experience and the rewards are unlimited.