Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Leadership Camp. Day 1
There be giants among us.
Today was day one of the Leadership Camp. Our oldest campers (15-17 year olds) descended on the Center, sleeping bags and pillows in hand. They tower in size when compared to the fragile 10 -14 year olds we've had on the previous seven camps.
Awesome, is the word I would use to describe my first impression. They are well mannered. They follow directions. And best of all, you don't have to give explicit directions for every movement. They are old enough to handle complex thought and multiple directions given at one time.
"Stand, Breath, brush your teeth, get a drink, put your shoes here, line up here, march in single file, you sleep here, you sleep there, no talking." Those are the kind of directions we give to our younglings.
"Get ready for bed. Report to the Voyager for sleeping assingments." Those are the condensed instructions we can give to the older campers. Their more mature minds fill in the rest.
It's 12:03 A.M. and all is quiet. It's time for bed.
How about a few thoughts from the Imaginarium?