Young Adult Camp
The Young Adult Summer Experience caters to adolescents who find the idea of “summer camp” too childish or ‘babyish’. The YA program presents unique adventure experiences designed to develop interpersonal and professional skills used in everyday life. The program is demanding physically and emotionally. These challenges help facilitate a sense of maturity, social bonding, and independence.
Through the intensity of the experience, level of personal challenge, and level of accountability, the program encourages individuals and groups to brainstorm, plan, take risks, and support one another. Participants are exposed to concepts such as collaboration, empowerment, trust, cooperation, acceptance, and personal growth.
Activities during the program include:
- Dodge ball
- Floor Hockey
Arts and Crafts
- Scuba (optional),
- Ropes course
- Professional Sports Games
- Rock Climbing
- Laser Tag
- Driving Range
- Swamp Buggy
- Go Karts
- Horseback riding
- Water skiing / Hydro sliding
These activities also serve as a constructive forum where communication is enhanced, and participants are able to learn more about themselves and each other.
This is an experiential education program. Through the intensity of the experience, level of personal challenge, and level of accountability, the program encourages individuals and groups to brainstorm, plan, take risks, and support one another. Participants are exposed to concepts such as collaboration, empowerment, trust, cooperation, acceptance, and personal growth.
The program is designed to allow participants to focus on their strengths and weaknesses in order to enhance their performance. Activities allow counselors to address issues such as team building, communication, problem solving, decision making, leadership, conflict resolution and many other skills.
Participants will also be taught preparation, organization, and utilization tools and strategies. Participants will learn how to plan/pack for activities, how to stay on track and schedule, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and strategy (for future benefits).
While each camper has different needs, possible benefits and outcomes include:
- Improved individual and group awareness
- Enhanced communication skills
- Facilitate organizational skills / assessment skills
- Develop task analysis / evaluative skills
- Development of skills that enhance group decision making and leadership
- Increased appreciation and respect for differences existing within a group
- Improved goal setting, planning and vision
- Strengthened commitment to team goals