Building Independence at Camp Starlight

Living away from your parents for any period of time is a big adjustment. At camp, campers must learn to do things for themselves and it is through this that independence is learned over the course of the summer.

At Camp Starlight, you are repeatedly encouraged to think for yourself and act on this on a daily basis. This independence builds over the seven weeks and by the end of camp, simple things such as making sure your own area in the bunk is tidy, putting all your dirty laundry in the hamper, or ensuring you’re ready with everything you need for your activities become like second nature.

The self-reliance learned at camp is an awesome skill that assists in everyday life. It boosts your self-confidence and self-esteem as you know that you are capable of doing many things for yourself.

Campers are not left to do everything alone. Counselors and staff members are always present to assist and support Starlighters in their growth throughout the summer. Look out parents- when your camper returns home with their newfound independence, you might just find yourself ‘off duty’ every once in a while.

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