Today we had our first cabin choice day for Session C! This is the day when instead of being scheduled for activities, cabins get to choose which activities they want to do for the day. This may sound easy enough to the non-camp person, but this is actually a very strategic process for cabins and for our leadership. Cabins choosing where they go is a great lesson in cooperation and compromise for all of the campers involved. Sometimes the cabin can’t agree on what they ALL want to do, so the counselors teach them about compromise and selflessness. These are hard lessons for some, but valuable teaching opportunities for all.
While we offer all of our traditional camp activities, there are different activities offered on cabin choice like Parkour, Zumba, Tae-Kwon-Do, Fishing, Card Games, Pool Volleyball, Crazy Creek painting, disc golf, making pizza in the outdoor pizza oven, fire building and more. While it’s awesome to have new activities and new challenges available for our cabins, it’s the memories made and laughter shared that make these days so memorable.
I had the joy of teaching two periods of Zumba today (to 10 cabins) and had the most amazing time with your kids! After each period, every cabin came up to thank me for the class and sang their “cabin thank-you song.” I love this camp tradition! I love that our counselors are practicing appreciation and gratitude with our campers each day. I love that as a cabin group, these campers are singing, dancing, chanting and walking away laughing together. A cabin song seems insignificant, but that song is a big part of making campers feel like they belong! And they do…Highlander is exactly where they belong!