Kids Kamp Continues!
Leaders of Future Generations Embrace Change and Practice Resiliency
This year has been filled with unprecedented challenges. At Compass Mark, we value resilience and weave this principle into each of our programs. This summer our Leaders of Future Generation program participants fully lived this value during their week at camp. In lieu of holding our traditional week-long overnight camp, Compass Mark embraced the opportunity to adapt and create a fun-filled week of daily activities for our kids!
We are incredibly thankful for the support from Civitas Lancaster for their continued support of Kids Kamp and allowing us the opportunity to provide this incredible program to our LFG participants.
The camp is a pivotal experience for the participants as they are taught the importance of relationships and building healthy coping skills to mitigate risk. This year, there were nine students representing Manheim Township and School District of Lancaster. Additionally, Compass Mark hosted five mentors and four Leaders of Future Generations program alumni to join camp activities.
The week’s activities included visits to the following local attractions:
- Turkey Hill Experience
- Jen’s Pottery Den
- Rocky Springs Laser Tag & Bowling Center
- Refreshing Mountain Retreat
- Gretna Lake
- Long’s Park
Refreshing Mountain Retreat, an adventure center, was the camper’s favorite excursion. While visiting the Refreshing Mountain Retreat, campers were challenged to look past their individual needs in order to succeed as a team. The groups participated in teambuilding exercises that encouraged them to breakdown barriers of vulnerability to trust others better. Campers expressed feeling accomplishment of personal goals for the week such as making new friends and overcoming fears and obstacles.
We are proud of all our campers as they demonstrated commendable leadership qualities that include adaptability and resilience. Each year, campers are presented awards to recognize outstanding achievements and growth.
This year’s award recipients were:
- Les Ellis Award recipient; Molly O’Shea for attributes including kindness, reverence, compassion, and quiet leadership.
- Dean Brubaker Award recipient; Norah Martin to highlight her attributes of a giving spirit, curiosity, full of challenging questions, and being adventurous.