One of the best things about camp is that we don’t define success as the world defines it. While the world tends to focus on the product, the end result, the outward appearance, camp values the process and the journey that each camper travels.
Most children would say that they feel silly celebrating an effort that doesn’t seem like an achievement. Why celebrate completing your morning chore, hitting one tennis ball over the net or climbing up one-third of the climbing wall? At Camp Highlander, we celebrate these small moments because we are making progress. We celebrate the change that is made on the inside that can’t always be seen on the outside.
As we practice celebrating the small achievements of each day, not only do we enjoy the journey more, but we motive campers to persevere, inspire happiness and build confidence. We know that in life we’re going to encounter our fair share of challenges between here and the finish line, so we can’t wait until we get “there” to celebrate.
Within the cabin unit, campers feel free to push themselves out of their comfort zone, try new things and face their fears, knowing that the smallest progress is worth celebrating. One of my greatest joys as a Camp Director is found in these small accomplishments - the sweet stories that turn a summer at camp from a fun adventure to a life-changing experience.
Today brought small victories and great joy in the lives of our campers. Thank you for being a part of the journey of Camp Highlander.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.