Campers and their counselors, or chiefs, make daily plans
considering all basic needs of safe responsible living. Groups construct
shelters, plan and cook meals in the campsite two days a week, cut wood, care
for equipment, and have fun. With a well balanced program, the tasks themselves
provide objective discipline and a sense of personal worth.
Through planning, doing, and evaluating, a girl discovers
her ability to positively affect her world. One camper put it, “Around here we
live with our answers.” How true when a meal tastes delicious or a sturdy
shelter keeps one dry!
Daily routine is relaxed enough for the group to deal with
behavior and attitude problems as they arise. Each girl is led to express
herself freely, yet constructively. When needed, chiefs work with a camper
alone, but the caring group is the real instrument of change.