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Act Your Age

Kids today have so much going on. The school year is full of schedules, deadlines, and commitments that can sometimes overshadow the importance of play. Maneuvering between school and team practices and recitals – their schedules keep them constantly on the go! Each setting has different expectations and before they know it, the days have turned to months. Camp is different. We want campers to enjoy every moment.

Camp strives to meet kids right where they are. It’s a safe place for kids to act like kids. Camp Laurel is serious about fun, and is a place where kids can be fully immersed in childhood play. They’re playing sports, laughing, chasing lightning bugs, playing games in the cabins, singing songs around a fire and putting on shows. Campers are being exactly who they are meant to be – kids.

Counselors join in on the fun as well: Mature enough to be caring and responsible, but not too old to have lost their childlike wonder. Counselors utilize their summers to embrace their inner child. They engage with campers every day.

 

The summer is a time where kids can relax and enjoy this fleeting time in their lives, so vital for their growing minds. As adults, we know how fast this time goes, and we should encourage the children in our lives to spend as much time as they can playing, laughing, trying new things and being with their friends. And that is exactly what Camp Laurel aims to offer every camper each and every summer.

Inclusivity at Camp Laurel

At Camp Laurel, we create a culture where campers respect themselves and others. Camp gives campers countless opportunities to interact in a healthy and positive way with each other and their counselors. Every day, campers share their feelings, listen to others and communicate effectively; skills that are so vital in the world today.

Inclusivity is a foundational element at Laurel, and from day one campers are taught the importance of teamwork. Everyone is welcomed with open arms, and a friendly attitude is instilled into everyday culture.

 

One of the coolest things about Laurel is that the options for sports, arts, activities and adventures are endless. Camp Laurel is a place where kids with all different levels of abilities and strengths find a place where they belong. Everyone finds their place at camp, and is encouraged by other campers and counselors to be the best versions of themselves.

After a summer at Camp Laurel, kids head into the school year with an eye and a heart for others. The connections and relationships they build at camp are based on respect, communication and inclusivity.

 

 

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