- Campers should have a physically and emotionally safe and fun outdoor environment where they can experience a wide variety of activities.
- Campers should have the opportunity to learn new crafts, sports, games, water sports, nature studies, leadership skills and team spirit.
- All camp activities should have the outcomes of having fun and developing CRRCC.
- Each camper is unique and differs greatly in their interests, abilities and cultural backgrounds, and that these differences should be respected and honoured.
- Each camper matures physically, mentally, emotionally and socially at different rates of speed and that each camper deserves to have programming that works for their own rate of development.
- Campers should be given the opportunity to develop confidence in themselves so they can grow as distinct individuals.
- Camp should have a space where campers can feel that they are understood and appreciated for who they are and what they accomplish.
- Camp should be a welcoming and inclusive environment for campers of all backgrounds.
At Adventure Camp we run things a little bit differently, we focus as much on the development of leadership skills as we do on having a great time. This means that how we deal with camper situations and behaviours, goal setting, and community expectations are all a bit different from everyone else.
- We provide a “CRRC3” environment, one that supports Courteous, Respectful, Responsible, Confident and Caring behaviour.
- We encourage campers to set goals as a daily habit. It may be to reach the next level in swimming or simply to make a new friend; it is all about picturing what you want to accomplish and the person you want to become.
- We develop character and leadership through a daily focus on a specific character attribute, and how it impacts on daily activities and contributes to becoming a good leader.
- We ask questions instead of telling campers what to do in order to help them take responsibility for their actions. For example, instead of saying, “You know you are not to take Bobby’s book”, we would ask, “Were you being respectful to Bobby? What could you do differently next time?”
- We implement the Future Aces program as it promotes taking responsibility for and respecting who you are, what you do, and how your behaviour affects others.
Inclusion at Hidden Bay
In partnership with Reach for the Rainbow (RFTR), we provide inclusive camp experiences designed to engage the hearts and minds of all individuals. This program encourages environments for typical children to live, play, work and inspire themselves alongside young people with disabilities. RFTR is an umbrella organization that connects young people with disabilities to camps with the goal of creating transformative experiences of belonging for all.
Please visit reachfortherainbow.ca to learn more about the program and contact us to learn more about how to access this opportunity.