When we say we inspire every kid’s limitless possibilities, we’re not playing around. Well, okay we are.
We believe that powerful play is one of the most effective ways to bring out each and every personal best. In our eyes, all we see are possibilities and every kid has that “something” that is unique. With their unlimited possibilities every “best” is, unique too. One girl’s faster running speed is another boy’s taller skyscraper design. One water-enthusiast might master the pool, while another masters the art of nautical charts. We could go on. And on. But you get it. Summer is a time for exploration. Our experience shows that guided exploration leads to the realization of untapped passion and talent. And when that happens during the most memorable time of your child’s life? Well, we believe the possibilities for the future are limitless.
Let us be clear, we do not create or assign these things. These “bests” are already there, within each child. In fact, you’ve probably already seen glimpses of greatness. Our role is to simply help campers unearth it, and nurture it — so we can all watch it blossom into something incredible. And because every kid isn’t the same, our approach isn’t either. We pride ourselves on being flexible and adaptable — meeting them where they are on their journey. Passion cannot be forced out of a child. It must be awakened, and brought out naturally. We won’t quit until we’ve given every child the tools they need to find that magic, that passion, that unique gift that drives them to succeed.
We like to call these foundations, the Kid EX 10 tools. They aren’t just any tools, they’re character building social skills that are highly correlated to success and leadership. By providing the tools below, and in partnership with families, we are playing a small, but valuable role in helping our campers achieve success so they can be the absolute best version of their future selves.
EMOTIONAL MASTERY “EXPRESS YOURSELF”
Kids who can identify and talk about their emotions build healthy relationships and avoid the frustrations of feeling misunderstood.
POWERFUL PLAY “CREATING UNPRECEDENTED FUTURE”
Powerful Play to create new possibilities in themselves, education and life by attainable, reachable goals once thought of as improbable and unpredictable.
OPTIMISM “THE POWER OF CHOOSING” EFFECTIVENESS
Viewing life through an optimistic lens helps young people see beyond what is and create what was possible. To achieve at higher levels and avoid the struggles brought on by negative thinking.
FULL SELF-EXPRESSION “FREEDOM TO DREAM”
Freedom to Dream: Full Self- Expression to learn, think and grow independent of the “crowd” taking on leadership. By owning their actions or lack of actions they powerfully show -up.
BREAKTHROUGH “BREAKDOWNS ARE GOLDEN”
Learning how to separate what happened from who they are and bounce back from setbacks is an important component of building confidence and an integral part of personal development.
EFFECTIVENESS “IF IT’S TO BE, IT’S UP TO ME”
Effectiveness breeds confidence. Kids with the awareness of their responsibility to win. Learning to look for what’s missing not what’s wrong with themselves. Discovering that they have the power within themselves to create change and new outcomes in their life.
CONFIDENCE & GOAL SETTING “BE- DO- HAVE”
Goal setting teaches kids important skills such as powerfully choosing, focus, decision-making and communication. Harvard studies have strongly linked goal setting to both high levels of achievement and long-term happiness. Kids will begin to formulate and act on goals and intentions.
INSPIRE “CONCENTRATION TO FORMULATION”
Kids will begin to formulate and act on goals and intentions.
ACTION & DETERMINATION “PRACTICE IS PERFECT”
With the right exposure to apprenticeship and preparation, kids can learn the important relationship between practice and self-mastery. This teaches tenacity and how to achieve their personal best.
Shhh…Our Secret Ingredient:
/wonderment/-noun 1. A state of awed admiration and respect.
Pure Wonderment, our staff is trained to consistently ask themselves who is this! To only answer… ” I don’t know!”. We have no idea who these campers are … the cure to cancer; a Beethoven; a Serena Williams; Nobel Peace Prize winner, who can say? Our staff training encompasses being respectful of and to be “a listening for” … their greatness. Our staff comes from blank space to be a clearing for your child’s limitless possibilities! We support each student to discover their opportunity in life.
We believe action, action, action or play, play, play is the catalyst in bringing out each child’s personal best, through full self expression confidence can be found.