Core Value #4: Be Flexible

Forgot your painting clothes? Wear a garbage bag!

Despite our best intentions and good planning, things don’t always go the way we want them to. It rains, we run out of blue paint, a staff member is sick, the science experiment doesn’t pop or fizz or whatever it’s supposed to do… so how do you handle it?

Being able to “roll with it” when things don’t go as planned is another one of those life skills that we embody every day at camp. It is one of the qualities we look for when we hire staff, and it’s a quality that we hope to teach our campers as well. What I love the most is that when we are able to bounce back when things don’t go our way, our creative problem solving really shines through. Some of our best camp traditions were originally created as a way of “fixing” something that went wrong!

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