3 Things Camp Directors Wish Parents Knew About Them

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Camp Directors are, by nature, caring individuals with a passion to not only pour into the lives of children individually, but also, in doing so, to change the world. Here at ACTIVE, we actually think of them as heroes dressed as ordinary folks.

The Camp Director parents often meet on Drop-off Day, however, is wearing a few dozen hats and orchestrating the most hectic day of their week. It’s hardly the best time for parents—who themselves may be experiencing an emotionally-charged or hectic drop-off—to discuss their concerns about their child. Continue reading

Dear Camp Director, Do You Know Your Value?

Nothing you do for children Garrison KeillorDear Camp Director,

Under the summer sun, amidst the laughter of children, and after unexpected tokens of gratitude or poignant stories of triumph that happen on your turf, you know that what you do is important. Life-changing, even.

But later–when you’re drowning in paperwork, juggling never-ending details, wrestling with new regulations, losing sleep over revenue, scrambling for time with your own family, and mourning the sea of sadness you witness in children’s lives–a tiny doubt can echo loudly:

 Does what I do matter? Am I making a difference? Continue reading