Drawing a Line in the Sand
What made all this so
It wasn’t the personal interactions with
Chief…most kids did not interact with him much. Most counselors
heard and saw him in meetings. It was what he stood steadfast for
and what was imbued into his staff from his passion. He hired
young men as counselors who were worthy of emulation. He made sure
that they were, as best he could.
- Small cabin groups foster closeness.
- No threat of failure or rejection.
- Taking care of and taking pride in our
space and our selves and our environment.
Practicing personal faith. Living personal
faith. Seeing others do it, too. Being unashamed of our faith. Chief
made it clear where he stood and that principles of camp came from
where he stood, but he did not proselytize.
- Steel and velvet were both needed
- Daring yet safe
- Personal involvement and interpersonal
relationships between boys and counselor
- Believe in themselves. Failure is
simply an opportunity to do something better.
- Respect for women, parents, diversity,
An opportunity to be quiet and still and
- Morning watch
- Cabin Devotions
- Free time to just roam and think
- Learning the difference between
commitment and preference
- Learning the value of each other and
seeing ourselves in others.
- Providing a free childhood, safe,
comfortable, full of fun, with people who like you.
- Trusting and enjoying male adults with
- Growth as a person: Body – Soul -