Impacting the children of tomorrow… Showing youth a better way of life while providing them with a weekend of fun to experience new things and meet new friends. Nothing we do is as important as the impact that we have on the youth community. Engaging activities develop values, skills, and relationships.
Activities are not seen as ends in themselves, but as vehicles for creating values, building skills, and solidifying peer and adult relationships. An engaging activity is one that holds the youth’s attention, awakens their imagination, and inspires them to want to learn more.
All youth have equal rights to be accepted, respected, and valued by others. Youth are viewed as individuals to be developed, not problems to be solved. Youth should be involved in decision-making and program design.
If children get to choose how, when, in what and with whom to be engaged, they are far more likely to enjoy themselves and behave cooperatively. When we listen for understanding everyone learns — youth and adults alike. We are constantly able to learn from the youth as well as each other. Everyone is a learner.