Ten Top Camp Movies
Want to get yourself in the mood
for your camp experience? What better way than to watch a movie related camp.
Listed below are ten of the top movie related movies. Hope you enjoy
Bill Murray helps campers embrace
their loserdom in this fantastically funny movie
A poem/prayer that has circulated around many of the Christian campers- does offer some nice thoughts and reflections
Written by the late Dr. Gary C. Myers, the founder of
“Highlights for Children“.
Oh, God, make me a better parent.
Each day during our summer camp we do a ‘thought of the day’. We say it each meal and then elect one camper to come up and give their thoughts about it and explain what it means to them.
Below are a few we have used in the past.
Taken from The Art of Parenthood by Wilferd A Peterson
In practicing the art of parenthood, an ounce of example is worth a ton of preachment.
Our children are watching us live, and what we ARE shouts louder than anything we can SAY.
Sending your child to Summer Camp is a monumental decision both for the child and the parents. Parents have to feel that their child is emotionally and physically ready for separation time from them and the parents have to be ready to ‘let go’ and give their child some independence and responsibility.
The American Camp Association (ACA) is a 100 year old community of
camping professionals who aim at improving and regulating camping standards
across the United States.
They list their aims as;
working to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience. Our
association is committed to helping our members and all camps provide:
The majority of parents
want the camp experience to be educational for their child, they want a return
for their investment. While this is understandable as this is what we expect
from school and nearly every other service we employ, you have to ask yourself
if you can put a value on your child’s happiness. Summer camp should be a fun
and enjoyable experience. It should be free of pressure and free from
expectations. Your child most importantly, should be allowed to be a child.
Please do not put pressure on your child to perform, to compete, to win, to
earn awards at camp. Camp should be a carefree place where your child can have
fun and enjoy themselves.
Camp Help and Advice
· Aim for success
It is important that you set your child up to be successful at camp. You have already built up the excitement for them and have them looking forward to their camping experience. However you must also create the thought in their mind that they are going to be successful and have a great time at camp.