The weather is changing, your children are changing, and even my commute on a daily basis is changing - the sun is gone by the time I get in my car after a day in the camp office.
Summer Camp life is full of change (which is good!)…
This list is endless. Coping with changes at camp is a constant that our full-time staff encounters all year, especially during the summer when everything just continues to move forward (and at times in a rapid but controlled exciting pace). It is how we at KenMont and KenWood Camps are able to manage and embrace change with others around us that will make change a success and in some cases not a perfect success but a learning tool to better ourselves even more as summer continues on.
There is a great book called SWITCH by Chip and Dan Heath. It is all about how to manage CHANGE in your life.
There are outside forces that create constant change for summer camp – like how we communicate with our camp families and changes in youth development concerns. It’s not just about having the characteristic of being an open-minded person anymore - it is much more. You must understand the process and commit to make “change” even with the forces that support you and challenge you.
Let’s keep “Change” alive at KenMont and KenWood Camps and understand that Change is exciting and only leads to great summers!