This year BOLD Camp was filled with new ideas, new campers, new counselors and adventures along the way. The camp was expanded to two weeks and we had a total of 17 campers. Each week was exciting, rewarding and fun!
The schedule was changed to incorporate more games, team building and movement activities. Each “survival skill” the children learned was followed by going out and actually experiencing and using the techniques such as orienteering, shelter building, water safety, basic first aid, etc… After the activity the counselors would discuss how the group or individuals used traits of leadership such as honor, bravery, tolerance, respect and trust. This really made for some wonderful discussions! We added a Leave No Trace component to the activities, which the campers loved and even had a special guest from the Maine Search and Rescue Team come with his rescue dog for a demonstration. The boat racing finale on the last day was great fun and a camper favorite!
The children left with new knowledge about the outdoors and leadership skills. One of the biggest camper compliments we received was, “I love BOLD Camp, I wish I could go to school here!”