How Summer Camp Helps Your Child Become a Leader

These regional camps offer examples


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Scuba diving at MarineQuest summer camp.

Photo by UNCW MarineQuest

When a child meets new people and explores outside of his comfort zone at summer camp, he returns home with more than dirty clothes, lifelong friends and wonderful memories. Summer camp can also serve as the catalyst for developing leadership skills — a benefit that comes in handy long after those camp days are over. Many summer camps intentionally put leadership opportunities at the forefront of each camper’s experience.

 

A Place to Sort Things Out

Michelle Icard has spent a good portion of her career helping parents and middle schoolers survive and thrive during the preteen years. Athena’s Path (for girls) and Hero’s Pursuit (for boys) camps, which Icard developed, are replicated throughout the country and teach the importance of social leadership through games, discussion and role-playing activities.

Creating a leadership philosophy is one of the goals campers work toward during their time at Athena’s Path or Hero’s Pursuit. Whether at camp or engaging in new experiences outside the home, the first step in helping kids develop leadership smarts is giving them space to figure things out, Icard says.

“Kids learn best when they have the opportunity to take risks and step outside their comfort zone,” Icard says. “At home parents can foster leadership skills by letting their kids make mistakes. Kids need the opportunity to try new things, mess up, be resilient and try again.”

During the week of Athena's Path or Hero's Pursuit camps, participants explore topics such as redefining leadership, responding to criticism, exiting toxic friendships and responding to media influence. 

“Social leadership means knowing how to handle the challenges middle schoolers face using confidence, critical thinking, problem-solving and empathy,” Icard says. “At my camps we ask kids to redefine leadership. [Campers] come in thinking leaders are the few people who occupy limited roles — captain of the team, smartest kid in class — they leave understanding a leader is a person who thinks for themself and chooses their own path instead of blindly following someone else.”

Lydia Crenshaw, 12, attended Athena’s Path for two summers. This summer she is taking it to the next level, serving as an intern and mentor for girls in middle school, and she can easily articulate what it means to be a leader.

“To be a leader you have to stand out to do good and encourage others to do good,” she says.

As an Athena’s Path intern, Crenshaw will help organize games and activities, assist other counselors, and share her insights and personal experiences. She is excited for the challenge.

“For an intern, showing leadership is if somebody is doing something bad, you might show them a correct way to do it,” she says. “You can be a leader to them by doing the right thing and not the wrong thing.”

 

Advocacy Leadership

For tweens and teens who have a passion for a certain subject, summer camp can be a great opportunity to develop skills and become a leader in their field of interest. MarineQuest in Wilmington, North Carolina, is a dream come true for students who have a passion for working with marine life and the environment, or who want to pursue marine science as a career. Over the course of the program, students receive a hands-on education that includes tours of North Carolina Fort Fisher Aquarium and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital, collecting water samples, identifying fish species, participating in research cruises and working side by side with a marine scientist. MarineQuest also offers an opportunity for like-minded kids to come together.

“Being surrounded by peers with their same interests and goals provides them with a safe social environment to express their enthusiasm for marine science and make friends,” says Deirdre Scanlon, a registration, marketing and communications associate for MarineQuest. 

At the end of the program, students give presentations about their MarineQuest experiences, an exercise that goes beyond just giving a report. 

“We encourage public speaking so students can develop their voice in advocacy for the environment,” Scanlon says. “This is a lesson they can take back to their home communities to share.”

In the Oceans of Change program, students examine environmental policies then reach out to local and state representatives about the issues most important to them. Students are also given access to video-recording equipment and the opportunity to make public service announcements.

“MarineQuest offers students a space to become empowered, Scanlon says. “They know their voice matters and that they have the ability to take action,” she says. 

 

Group Leadership

Imagine being a preschooler and getting up in front of an audience to introduce yourself and answer questions. For many adults, the idea is enough to make them break into a cold sweat, but that is one of the activities preschool-age children are challenged with at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s summer camps. 

Becoming self-confident and performing in front of a group of people with ease are just a few of the skills that attending a performance-based camp brings out in kids who rotate through a half  or full day of art, drama, music and dance classes.

“Our acting and musical theatre classes and camps focus on leadership through activities and games, and builds on skills related to music, movement, drama and storytelling,” says Tommy Prudenti, educational programs coordinator for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. 

At the end of the week the class comes together for group performance. These showcases are successful only when participants commit to learning their parts and want the group to succeed as a whole.

“These social-emotional theatre skills are not only important for the stage, they are valuable life skills as well,” Prudenti says.

 

Self-Guided Leadership

Spending the day outside exploring and playing in the forest, creeks and rivers, and interacting with living plants and animals lends itself to a less structured, highly creative environment. These natural settings can provide opportunities for campers to take initiative and see the consequences of their actions in real time.

Two types of campers come to Schoolhouse of Wonder, which  offers outdoor field trip and camp experiences to develop kind, curious and confident kids through nature-based outdoor adventures in Durham, Orange and Wake counties.  

“These programs are for “those who already love nature and being outdoors, and those who are nervous about it,” says Wendy Tonker, executive director of Schoolhouse of Wonder. “The magical thing about our program is that typically, by the end of the week, we can no longer tell the difference.”

As campers spend the day building forts, jumping in creeks, playing in the mud and going on hikes, everyone meets each other right where they are. “One of our values is we celebrate individuality — different is just different,” Tonker says.

At YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, the bandana skill-based recognition program awards campers for mastering specific skills in individual land and water sports. Each camper receives a handbook that includes a list of activities, the skill or task to be mastered and the corresponding point value for each skill. At the end of the session points are tallied and the camper is awarded a red, blue, silver, gold or double gold bandana. Returning campers continue attaining points each year with the ultimate goal of earning the highest honor — the double gold bandana. Receiving the double gold bandana is a big deal and parents are invited to the ceremony in celebration of this top achievement.  

This and other leadership programs are very intentional says Laurel Zitney, associate executive director of youth development at Camp Thunderbird. “We want campers to discover their best self while they are here. It’s a safe space for them to speak their minds, express their feelings and grow to appreciate the larger world via relationships with campers and staff from across the world.”

For 13- to 15-year-olds, Camp Thunderbird offers the Achievement Through Leadership and Service (A.T.L.A.S) program, which focuses on sharpening participant’s leadership skills so they can readily apply them to their community, school and camp environments.

 

Counselors-in-Training Programs

Many camps, including Schoolhouse of Wonder, offer enhanced leadership programs through a counselor-in-training program.

"Part of our goal in our leadership program is to make kids comfortable and confident in who they are,” Tonker says. “Our hope is we can guide teens in discovering their own leadership style.”

Camp Thunderbird also has a counselor-in-training program for rising high school juniors. This program involves an extensive selection process that includes a questionnaire and face-to-face interviews. Being chosen as a counselor-in-training is a huge accomplishment. These young leaders spend four weeks in a cabin with campers and senior counselors, and meet with the program director daily to discuss how they can lead campers most effectively.

“The entire four-week experience is full of training, education and implementation of the skills that they are learning,” Zitney says.

 

Courtney McLaughlin is a freelance writer and mom in Charlotte. Her daughter is counting the days to when she can return to Camp Thunderbird, a.k.a. her “happy place.”


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Join us for our Pinkyswear Virtual Kids Triathlon event. This virtual event which kicks off formally on June 1st for all ages and abilities, and the triathlon can be completed anywhere! The...

Cost: $15

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, NC


Sponsor: Pinkyswear Foundation
Contact Name: Valorie Liggett
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Learn about women in history who championed the cause of women's suffrage in this country and overseas in the late 19th and early 20th century in this performance by Jessica Michna with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kings Mountain Historical Museum
100 East Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC
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George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows presented faith of Jesus Christ in song. Come discover the ways the Lord used their efforts and their music to open hearts around the world. Read inspiring...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: The Billy Graham Library
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On Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm, the arcade bar opens to all ages with a parent or guardian present.

Cost: Cost for games

Where:
Abari Game Bar
1721 N. Davidson St.
, NC
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Telephone: 980-430-4587
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Live the story of Stephen and the Apostles. Experience the rousing power of ANNO DOMINI: the year of our Lord while enjoying a Greek dinner.

Cost: $10-$40

Where:
NarroWay Theater
3327 Highway 51
Fort Mill, SC  29715
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The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library presents monthly story times at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. every second Saturday of the month.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northlake Mall Live 360° Games Court
6801 Northlake Mall Drive
, NC
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Sponsor: Northlake Mall
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River Jam brings live music outdoors, right in the middle of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Hear music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as during each of...

Cost: $6 for parking

Where:
USNWC
5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy.
, NC
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Sponsor: USNWC
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Bring chairs and blankets to watch movies in the park. Concessions will be available for purchase. The second Saturday of the month, May through September with a Halloween special on Oct. 17. 

Cost: Free

Where:
Stowe Park
24 S. Main St.
Belmont, NC
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This exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on the black basalt sculpture made by Josiah Wedgwood and other Staffordshire potters in late eighteenth-century England. 

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free

Where:
Mint Museum Randolph
2730 Randolph Road
, NC
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Multiplied: Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art examines the rise of three-dimensional objects issued in editions, which emerged as an international phenomenon in the 1960s and 1970s.

Cost: $5-$9, children younger than 10 free

Where:
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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The Things Come Apart exhibit reveals the inner workings of common, everyday items. Images explore how things are designed and how technology has evolved over time.

Cost: $6-$7, children 3 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Schiele Museum
1500 E. Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
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See the original, Broadway-style dinner show, and experience the story of Stephen and the Apostles. See website for showtimes.

Cost: $10-$40

Where:
NarroWay Theatre
3327 Hwy 51
Fort Mill, SC
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Sponsor: NarroWay Productions
Telephone: 803-802-2300
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This exhibit explores the various aspects of walls, which includes the artistic, social, political and historical aspects, as well as the physical barriers like fences or sand berms. The space is...

Cost: $6-$15, children 4 and younger free, included with admission

Where:
Mint Museum Uptown
500 S. Tryon St.
, NC
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Join us for our Pinkyswear Virtual Kids Triathlon event. This virtual event which kicks off formally on June 1st for all ages and abilities, and the triathlon can be completed anywhere! The...

Cost: $15

Where:
, NC


Sponsor: Pinkyswear Foundation
Contact Name: Valorie Liggett
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