Is it magic that helps kids get along and thrive in a group? If magic were real, then kids wouldn't need the Camp Arowhon Social Safety Tool Kit. The Kit is packed with tools that all our staff are trained to use, every day: Active listening, talking circles, conflict mediation, and bully interventions are some of the simple tools we use to support children to treat each other with respect. We grow emotional intelligence at camp. Kids learn to be accountable for how their choices affect others, with attentive staff support. The result is a summer camp where kids treat each other fairly and kindly, where every child feels cared for and noticed, and everyone is included in the fun. Arowhon campers know that if they do struggle in any way, there is always a counselor there to help.
Walk down any Arowhon path and you get a high five, a hug, a hello or a smile. It's a small enough camp that everyone knows you. At meals in the Main Lodge all together, when the whole camp meets at the campfire circle every Friday night, when we cheer each other on for awards won, we are a community. Our camp community has clear values that we all strive to live up to: Caring, Respect and Learning. Everything we do at Arowhon guides and leads our campers and staff towards that commitment to themselves and to others.