Another Day of Visiting!
Yesterday Maggie and I were again on the road visiting with potential families and staff. Maggie headed back to the Abbott campus near Chicago for another fair event, meeting and visiting with many of the employees there who were exploring summer options for their children. I traveled a bit further south to Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana where I connected with students who were considering the possibilities of working at a camp this summer. In both settings we were among many colleagues ~ directors of other camps which is always a positive experience!
Upon returning home and comparing notes of both events, what was particularly noteworthy was the wide diversity we experienced in both settings. We spoke with individuals of many cultures, ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds. During the course of the day we conversed with people of Middle Eastern, Indian, African, Chinese, Korean, Eastern European and Southeast Asian descent. Many of those we met already embraced the camping concept while others were intrigued by the transformative power of the camp experience.
Although we hope those we connected with will select Camp WeHaKee for their daughter’s or their own experience, we ultimately hope they will choose camping as a way to enrich their lives even further. And by doing so, the experiences of all in camping will be broadened. A good thing, even if just a bit!