Campers, staff, and alumni often say that they are their best selves when they are at camp. So, why not try to make the rest of the world a bit more like camp so that we can all be our best selves more often!
While most of us are home from work and school, the Camp Echo team is providing some resources via our website, email, and social media. Our goal is to make every day a bit more fulfilling and fun, while encouraging greater connectivity and growth while we are staying home and staying safe. We call this “Camp Echo Everywhere” and we hope you join in on the fun! Down below you can find some more information on our staples to Camp Echo Everywhere and any additional resources we think might be helpful!
Please don’t forget to share your Camp Echo Everywhere moments on social media with #CampEchoEverywhere or check in to see what others are sharing! We post content all the time that keeps the Spirit alive so follow along if you can!
Try playing these at the breakfast table or around your home to get the day off to a spirited start!
The Taps Talk ambiance usually starts with counselors lighting a scented candle in the middle of the room and giving campers a chance to settle into bed before starting Taps Talk with Miracle Moments. Miracle Moments are moments stand out from the day and made them laugh, smile, proud, or just plain happy! Each camper will share their Miracle Moment and then the counselors will ask a question tailored to the group and focus of the day. The questions range from hilarious to serious, always focusing on creating a comfortable space for sharing with peers.
Here are some sample Taps Talk questions:
- What is something about yourself that you are really proud of?
- Who is your role model?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
- Share an experience when you were really responsible today.
- If you could be any animal, what animal would you be and why?
- What will you do to make tomorrow an even better day?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
- What was something you did today that you have never done before?
- What is something you appreciate or like about the person next to you?
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Here are some additional resources being shared amongst the camp communities:
Coping with COVID – Youth and Teen Mental Health – A great webinar put on by a recent CampHacker guest, Emma Fogel, MSW, RSW, and a colleague discussing strategies to help teens and youth cope with “the new normal” with COVID-19.
19 Games for Family Bonding During COVID-19 – Extremely simple games that are great for families with kids of all ages.
55 Positive News Stories You May Have Missed During The Coronavirus Outbreak – Read one of these a day as a great reminder that even when things are bleak, there are lots of good folks out there.