June has arrived and that means one thing; summer camp! You’re likely super excited and ready to head off to enjoy your time at camp. It might be your first time or your sixth time, but either way it’s completely normal to have feelings of excitement or be a little nervous. You simply want to have the BEST summer ever; more like an EPIC summer but you might be unsure how to help make it happen. If this is you, consider the following ideas that are sure to make camp the best part of your summer!
It’s all About Making New Friends
This doesn’t mean you need to replace or forget about your existing friends, it simply means camp is a great place to make new friends. Stop and introduce yourself to people you don’t know with a friendly ‘hello’ and share common interests; every conversation doesn’t have to revolve around camp. Be supportive of them during activities and before you know it you’ll form a long-lasting bond.
Camp Activities Are a Great Way to Get Involved
Summer camp provides an array of really fun activities for campers to enjoy so it’s important that you take part, even if it’s an activity that isn’t on your favorite list. Trying new things might actually surprise you and it makes camp way more fun.
It’s Time to Reveal Your Camp Spirit
It’s important for the campers to help create the desired environment at summer camp; you can’t leave it up to the camp and counselors only. Your camp spirit and how you show it is crucial. If you love your camp then don’t be afraid to show it even when you’re not at camp!
Be a Positive Camp Role Model
Camp shouldn’t be treated like school in terms of having certain groups of people hanging out together; it’s a time for all campers to be energetic, positive and OPEN. If your camp mates consist of anyone shy, take them in and introduce them to everyone and encourage them to participate. If you have friends talking negative things about others or anything, choose to stay positive or change the subject altogether. Camp is a place to have fun and you shouldn’t let others ruin the experience for everyone.
It’s hard to predict what will happen at camp and sometimes it might not go as smoothly as you hoped. However, it’s important not to let one bad thing ruin your entire summer or time at camp. A positive attitude is actually pretty contagious and keeping a fun, happy, positive environment around you will help you keep going. Camp is all about having fun and having new experiences, making new friends, and so much more; don’t dwell on the small things!
So get ready, put on a positive and friendly attitude, and come to Camp Sonshine! It’s going to be a great summer!