Morning Connect at Camp Sonshine
At Camp Sonshine International, we understand one of the greatest impacts we can make on a child’s life is to help create an environment conducive to that child making and maintaining lifelong friendships! One of the simple, easy ways we help facilitate this is through our Morning Connect.
Each morning every counselor at Camp Sonshine creates an intentional bonding moment for their campers to engage in. This can look like a fun icebreaker, a name-learning activity, a “would-you-rather” question and so much more! This allows campers to learn a bit about one another in a fun, non-intimidating way! The counselor also promotes group unity during this time through creating a Group Name and Group Chants with group members. This time is also prime for setting expectations for the day, going over the group’s schedule, and reminding group members of Camp Fundamentals.
We truly believe Morning Connect is the best way to start each day and love the impact it has on the relationships between campers and their peers and counselors. We also believe that you can bring the concept of Morning Connect HOME to the benefit of your family! Maybe it is unrealistic for your family to have this time all together each and every morning, but once a week or on the weekends, Morning Connect could be a wonderful time to start off your day with your entire family, reconnecting, establishing expectations, and making one another feel like a priority!