Keeping Camp A Priority

As we know, the summer camp season is right around the corner. Many residential camp leaders would usually be planning to head to their homes away from home in two or three weeks’ time from now. However, as the unknown lies ahead and if they haven’t already closed for the summer, backup plans are being…

Gender Expression and Gender Identity

In this article we’ll be defining gender identity, gender expression, how they differ from each other, and ways they’re presented in the summer camp environment. Also, why pronouns are important and how you can incorporate gender-inclusive language into everyday camp life. Even if you may not agree with the idea of different gender identities and…

Phrasing: How We Talk To Our Campers Matter

Atop the high ropes course, the southern sun shines brightly upon the magnificent wooden structure. As my sweat pours down upon the plastic pulls, a confident child looks to me as they conquer the massive obstacle. A half-hour has passed, and the group below waits eagerly for lunch. They reach the final ascent of the…