The Importance of Mealtime at Camp

In honor of National Sticky Bun Day on February 21, Jeff Cheley of Cheley Colorado Camps discusses the camp’s famous cinnamon rolls and why mealtime at camp is so important.

Last summer, I was walking through camp about 9:00 p.m. one night, and there were a bunch of people hanging out in the kitchen. There was music playing, laughing, and a bunch of talking.

A Place to Share: Give Your Campers the “Five Cs” for Success in the 21st Century

As a camp director, I am always on the lookout for articles, speakers, and individuals that can help me focus my efforts in the right place. I recently attended an orientation and multiple people kept referencing the “Five Cs” needed for success in the 21st century, developed by Pat Bassett, president of the National Association of Independent Schools. The Five Cs are: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, character — and the bonus “Sixth C,” cosmopolitanism (or cross-cultural competency).