Good camps expose children to a safe, uplifting world of diversity, challenge, fun and success.
Puyallup, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013
Wolf Camp and the Wolf College is excited to announce a comprehensive offering of camp opportunities for children this summer. Good camps expose children to a safe, uplifting world of diversity, challenge, fun, and success.
Wolf Camp's summer programs offer a holistic learning environment, where lessons of life, sports, technology, the arts, and outdoor experience are be experienced through the head, heart, and hands. "Even at technology camps, artistic thinking should be endemic - not just for fun, but because creative thinkers will be our future innovators," says Chris Chisholm, the Camp Director.
Traditional camps have never lost their ritual, music, and outdoor activity that are the foundation of the original camp experience. "New camps should strive for the same, because camp could be the last place many children will find an environment that is balanced between the head, heart and hands," adds Kim Chisholm, Camp Coordinator.
With this balance in place, camps will do children a world of good and parents will see a positive change when children return home. They should have experienced healthy attachments, gained more appropriate boundaries, and felt the joy of creative expression.
Those three things – attachment, boundaries, and expression – are key to social strength and loving relationships. Surrounded by Wolf Camp's well-trained camp counselors children receive the supervision and support needed to process these experiences into personal strength.
Having to focus on a tasks outdoors, with no walls to focus them, forces children to self-regulate and form boundaries. The camps provide opportunities for expression – songs, skits, and other rituals – demonstrating how appropriate expression is the antidote for oppression, depression, and other things that hold people back.
Chris concludes that "It’s a true joy to see children transform through the summer camp experience."
Wolf College offers summer camps in Western Washington from Portland, Oregon to the Canadian Border.
Day camps cover a variety of outdoor skills to complement childrens' varying interests and have shuttle service available. Overnight youth camps include "Backpacking into Wolf Country", "Climate Camp – Tracking Climate Change", "Youth Mentoring CIT Course", "Teaching Nature Professionally", "Survivors Side of the Mountain", and the "Advanced Survival Challenge", "Wild Herbology Camp", "Advanced Herbal Medicine", "Trackers of the Animal Kingdom", and "Advanced Wolf Tracking", "Secrets of the Ancient Scout", "Advanced Arts of the Scout", "Stone Age Artisans and Advanced Artisans", "Folk Arts & Music Camp", "Epic Fishing Camp", and "Honorable Hunting Camp".