Camps that develop responsibility

Take ownership of thoughts and actions, and develop an awareness of consequences

Responsibility is:
• Awareness of the relationship between behaviour and consequences
• Willingness to take ownership of consequences, good and bad

Camp encourages responsibility in kids, “[getting them] to the point where they start seeing things that need to get done [without the] need to ask it,” in the words of Audrey Monke. "Ultimately, kids feel better knowing that they can be responsible for themselves." Below the list, read definitions of independence from camp leaders like Monke, as well as parents and campers, and learn how experiences at camp foster this trait. Read more




List of camps and programs that help kids learn and grow in responsibility

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 17 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $4,600
BracebridgeOntario

Providing opportunities for exceptional leaders to foster their skills and make an impact on others. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 9 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $2,650
BracebridgeOntario

In a spectacular natural setting, Wenonah campers can enjoy 30+ different activities. Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 6 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $1,295
BracebridgeOntario

Campers choose from a variety of over 50 activities. Our camp is where friendships begin and FUN never ends. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $320
TorontoDowntownDowntownOntario

Eureka! guides campers through hands-on, interactive activities that let them fall in love with science & engineering. Read more

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PROGRAM
Musical Theatre
MainStage Musical
Sep 22, 2021 - May 15, 2022

  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,020
BurlingtonOntario

Experience a full rehearsal & production process, learning vocals, dialogue, scene work, and choreography to put on our show! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $1,700
Online

Power of Words Academy is committed in providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $1,700
Online

Power of Words Academy is committed to providing the highest quality of written and oral communication training to children. Read more

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  • Bruce Peninsula, ON
  • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,175
Bruce PeninsulaOntario

High-Performance Camp is a camp designed for rep and AAU players who want a week of high-level training. Read more

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  • 100 Mile House, BC
  • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $512
100 Mile HouseBritish Columbia

Dialogue and reflection regarding the relationship between our actions and environmental issues & the global climate crisis. Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $5,650
LakefieldOntario

Learn regenerative farming and great life skills in this hands-on course. Plant, build, harvest, and learn in the outdoors. Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 3 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $65
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

TAC Summer camp is a safe and engaging campy for youth, developing a wide variety of sports and skills! Read more

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VIRTUAL
Education
Science Virtual Class
Sep 11, 2021 - Jun 11, 2022

  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoDowntownDowntownBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverBritish ColumbiaOntario

Dedicated Science course focusing on core disciplines and exposure of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Read more

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VIRTUAL
Education
Math Virtual Class
Sep 11, 2021 - Jun 11, 2022

  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoDowntownDowntownBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverBritish ColumbiaOntario

Math drills, application of concepts, problem solving, and building a solid math foundation and developing critical-thinking. Read more

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  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 15 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $4,062
Haliburton HighlandsOntario

Powerful leadership skills and a challenging wilderness environment for them to learn and grow Read more

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  • Lakefield, ON
  • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $2,650
LakefieldOntario

Learn regenerative farming and great life skills in this hands-on course. Plant, build, harvest, and learn in the outdoors. Read more

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  • Bruce Peninsula, ON
  • Age 9 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $1,175
Bruce PeninsulaOntario

All-Sport Camp offers campers a variety of fun, land and water activities on the shores of Berford Lake. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $1,700
Online

By the end of the program, your child will have the talent to write fantastic essays and deliver strong speeches! Read more

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  • Bracebridge, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $4,600
BracebridgeOntario

In a spectacular natural setting, Wenonah campers can enjoy 30+ different activities. Read more

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  • St Andrews, NB
  • Age 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $25
St AndrewsNew Brunswick

Huntsman welcomes homeschool students to participate in field explorations and hands-on labs focused on our local ocean habit Read more

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  • St Andrews, NB
  • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $495
St AndrewsNew Brunswick

Hands-on field course introducing students to scientific sampling methods used to study marine and freshwater ecosystems. Read more

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  • Downtown, Toronto
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $470
TorontoDowntownDowntownOntario

Learn the skills, qualities, and habits to be an incredible camp counsellor. PLUS: earn volunteer hours while you do it! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $720
Online

We engage students in creative, alternative forms of thinking and teach valuable lessons as they embark towards their careers Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 16 (Girls)
  • From $1,500
HuntsvilleOntario

This session prepares individuals to lifeguard and to teach and evaluate swimming strokes and lifesaving skills. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 15 (Boys)
  • From $3,899
HuntsvilleOntario

For boys aged 14-15, this 14-day passage features canoeing and camping in breathtaking Northern Ontario. Read more

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  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 14 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

WillowWood has a long tradition of offering high school credit courses in the summer. Come THRIVE with us! Read more

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  • Washago, ON
  • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $1,770
WashagoOntario

In this condensed 2-week course students will engage in meaningful learning experiences rooted in healthy active living. Read more

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  • Haliburton Highlands, ON
  • Age 16 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $4,062
Haliburton HighlandsOntario

A hybrid program that focuses on in depth leadership training and wilderness skills. Read more

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  • St Andrews, NB
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $40
St AndrewsNew Brunswick

Whales, seals or sea stars...no matter what your Young Explorer is passionate about, there’s a marine experience waiting. Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 16 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $2,905
TemagamiOntario

This program is for campers ages 16 and 17 with some paddling experience Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 17 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $6,830
TemagamiOntario

Exciting whitewater and the occasional upstream paddle provide a testing ground for newly learned skills. Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $35
BurlingtonOntario

This is a program to get an activity in during the. This program is a la carte. Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $2,540
TemagamiOntario

A 5-night canoe trip where campers experience the rugged beauty of the greater Temagami district following days of camp fun! Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $123
TemagamiOntario

A fabulous opportunity to go to camp with your family and friends Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 16 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $5,440
TemagamiOntario

Highlights include challenging white-water, extraordinary scenery, wildlife, and exploration of the tidal zone of James Bay. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 2 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $125
Online

We engage children in learning by using the 5 senses which continue to be a critical factor in how young children best learn. Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $2,540
TemagamiOntario

Coureurs de Bois  (ages 12-13) have a 7 night / 8 day canoe trip and experience the rugged beauty of greater Temagami Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 12 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $11,305
TemagamiOntario

This full summer program for 17 year olds is designed to train participants to lead wilderness canoe trips Read more

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  • Temagami, ON
  • Age 17 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $6,630
TemagamiOntario

This leadership program for 17 year olds is designed to train participants to lead wilderness canoe trips Read more

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  • Ottawa, ON
  • Age 12 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $990
OttawaOntario

Join Tall Ships Adventure's 5-Day, 4-Night Island Adventure Voyage on the Black Jack! Read more

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DAY CAMP
Roblox
Robotics Camp
Jul 05 - Aug 19, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Program and control your very own robot to accomplish a number of challenges with the help of our Robotics Specialist! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $45
Online

BKLearning private tutoring aims to help students achieve academic success through customized one-on-one learning programs. Read more

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PROGRAM
Music
MYC-MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILREN
Oct 02, 2021 - Jun 25, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 3 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $24
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

in MYC class children and parents will enjoy 45 min music playing, singing, notation, dance, and music games. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $45
Online

BKLearning private tutoring aims to help students achieve academic success through customized one-on-one learning programs. Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
Teen Week
Aug 21 - Aug 27, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $540
HuntsvilleOntario

This is all about getting Teens together to celebrate the Summer with friends, faith and crazy adventures - NOT TO BE MISSED Read more

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  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $250
MontrealQuebec

Our CIT program is designed to mold 15 year olds into future Laurus counsellors! First aid and child care training included. Read more

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DAY CAMP
Magic
Magic Camp
Jul 05 - Aug 19, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

In Magic Camp, campers will learn how to perform mind-boggling magic tricks that they can take home to their families! Read more

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  • Burlington, ON
  • Age 12 to 18 (Girls)
  • From $499
BurlingtonOntario

A leadership certification just for teens - resilience, resourcefulness, confidence, and life skills for success! Read more

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  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $264
BramptonOntario

Hold a frog, catch a butterfly, roll over a log, and explore the world of the small creatures that call Claireville home. Read more

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DAY CAMP
Nature
March Break Camp
Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2022

  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 4 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $60
BramptonOntario

Campers will be immersed in nature, looking for signs of animal life, making nature crafts, and exploring the land! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $45
Online

BKLearning private tutoring aims to help students achieve academic success through customized one-on-one learning programs. Read more

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  • Laval, QC
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $200
LavalQuebec

Our CIT program is designed to mold 15 year olds into future Laurus counsellors! First aid and child care training included. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $935
Online

Quills and Quotes teaches students to be effective writers and public speakers. Read more

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  • Midland
  • Age 15 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $2,880
TorontoDowntownDowntownMidlandOntario

Sail the Great Lakes aboard the 110-foot tall ship Fair Jeanne. Visit festivals, make friends, learn to sail and more! Read more

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DAY CAMP
Arts
Visual Arts Camp
Jul 05 - Aug 19, 2022

  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Visual Art Camp provides campers with the opportunity to create a unique work of art each week while building art skills! Read more

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $200
Richmond HillOntario

Students will explore Mechanical & Robotics engineering and the ways in which a robot could be utilized to explore MARS! Read more

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OVERNIGHT
CIT/LIT
Coed - CILT 1
Jul 31 - Aug 20, 2022

  • Southern Bruce County, ON
  • Age 15 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $1,387
Southern Bruce CountyOntario

CILT 1 will teach you leadership skills and you will make some great forever friends. Read more

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  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,995
MontrealQuebec

Learn English at McGill University while exploring Montreal on daily excursions and camp activities. Age focused programming! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 13 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $295
Online

Subject-expert tutors help students get an academic advantage to prepare for high school, university, and a career anywhere. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $45
Online

BKLearning private tutoring aims to help students achieve academic success through customized one-on-one learning programs. Read more

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  • Pickering, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $240
PickeringOntario

Our fun filled days will include outdoor games, challenges, and crafts as we explore the Claremont forest and make winter mem Read more

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  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $140
OakvilleOntario

Our after school program offer a safe place for children to be until parents are able to pick up. Class work and tutoring. Read more

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  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $2,080
HuntsvilleOntario

LIT is an intensive 2-week program, encompassing 1 week of overnight camp & 1 week of fun leadership development. Read more

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

For those with some sailing experience, racers will develop their sailing skills and race tactics! Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Out-tripping
EXPLORERS
Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2022

  • Huntsville, ON
  • Age 9 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $500
HuntsvilleOntario

This is an introduction level experience for those wanting to learn more about outtripping/canoeing and wilderness survival Read more

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  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Girls)
  • From $1,900
Parry SoundOntario

Kodiak Junior allows 6 to 8 year-old girls to experience one week of overnight summer camp. Get ready: fun, friends, success! Read more

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  • Parry Sound, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Boys)
  • From $1,900
Parry SoundOntario

Kodiak Junior allows 6 to 8 year-old boys to experience one week of overnight summer camp. Get ready: fun, friends, success! Read more

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  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $264
BramptonOntario

Campers will become real life superheros to save the planet by planting trees and helping our local wildlife. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $316
Online

Politics Camp will provide campers with an array of engaging activities to cover a wide range of global political topics. Read more

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  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,995
MontrealQuebec

Learn French at McGill University while exploring Montreal on daily excursions and camp activities. Age focused programming! Read more

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OVERNIGHT
Traditional
CIT
Jul 05 - Aug 20, 2022

  • Bancroft, ON
  • Age 16 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $1,636
BancroftOntario

A hands-on, specialized leadership training course! Read more

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $450
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Through excellence in dinghy instruction and race coaching, we offer a family friendly, “Home on the water”. Read more

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Defining responsibility

“Responsibility in kids,” begins Audrey Monke, consists of “learning to do tasks for themselves without requiring constant supervision, needing to be reminded, needing to be watched or needing someone else to keep track of things for them.” It could be simple tasks they complete on their own, like brushing their teeth, knowing their routine, or keeping track of their belongings. “It’s really just learning to do it for yourself. It’s contributing and helping out with your family and community, without having to be ... externally reminded.”

The author of Happy Campers draws on impressive personal experience in her understanding of, and helping children develop responsibility. She’s owner and director of Gold Arrow Camp, a youth summer camp in California. She also operates SunshineParenting.com and runs a podcast wherein she interviews parenting experts, authors and youth development professionals. Happy Campers is an acclaimed parenting guide that offers parents nine secrets from summer camp they can implement at home. Her professional insight comes from over 30 years of first-hand experience with thousands of children, young adult staff, and parents, work that began with a Masters in Psychology focused on youth wellbeing and social skills. 

She sees her job now as “working with parents, teachers and camp counsellors and giving them simple tools to create the connection and happiness that we create at camp.” 

How to develop responsibility

Responsibility is a skill children develop over time. Typically, they’re taught responsibility by watching their parents, counsellors and teachers model this trair. However, children learn even more fully, when given duties of their own. 

Monke illustrates from Gold Arrow Camp how responsibility can be developed within a child. One summer, she saw that whenever camp counsellors told campers to grab their bathing suits to go swimming, many campers didn’t know where their bathing suits were or couldn’t find them in their bags. “It was there,” she explains, “but it had been very carefully packed by their parents who weren’t there.” From then on, she’s requested that parents let children pack their own bags. Parents can coach, support and check their children’s bags to ensure they have everything they need, but this simple task will begin to develop responsibility within a child.

“It’s a very unsettling feeling,” she says, “to not know where your things are or to feel like you can’t find something. Ultimately, kids feel better knowing that they can be responsible for themselves.” 

At camp, she always encourages children to ask, “what else can I do?” She’s seen campers finish up an activity then leave their supplies behind without cleaning up. Rather than assuming you’re done with an activity and can leave, it’s important to ask the person in charge what else you can do to help. “What eventually happens [after asking this],” she says, “is that [kids] get to the point where [they] start seeing all the things that need to get done and [they] may not need to ask it anymore.” At camp, she sees children adopt and develop these responsible behaviours for themselves. 

Camp gives children models they can follow. They’re given tasks and they see consequences of not following through with responsibilities. A welcoming environment is necessary to ensure that the child feels supported as they navigate through their decision-making processes. 

What is an example of responsibility?

Sherri Cully, parent of a camper at Radiant Girls camp, agrees with Monke that responsibility is “key in life.”  

She believes it’s necessary to be accountable for your own actions to function in society. Her daughter, Hailey, has become more responsible since attending Radiant Girls. There, she was made aware of the repercussions of her actions, and developed a sense of accountability. 

“Because [Hailey was] given specific things [she] had to do,” she learned responsibility, “not only for specific chores … but also to own her actions.” Camp focused on the notion that every action had a reaction and Sherri believes this mentality helped her daughter foster and nurture her own sense of responsibility. 

Why is responsibility important to children’s development? 

“Probably the most important thing is that you’ll have a better life,” Monke begins. The benefits of responsibility are endless. “Kids will have better relationships, they’ll do better in their career, they’ll be able to manage their home, their finances, everything.” When parents teach children  responsibility from an early age, they have a solid foundation to grow on, as they get older. 

Responsibility is a key trait people look for when they’re considering someone to work with or someone to be friends with. Monke attests to the fact that people are drawn to “someone [who] is dependable and responsible and will follow through on something that is their job or duty, whatever that may be.” This can, in turn, be foundational to developing other valuable traits. 

When a child learns responsibility, they learn about perseverance, patience, hard work, time management, accountability, and more. They learn the importance of following through with their tasks, developing this as a habit, without being told. In turn, they develop independence and feel needed as others recognize their reliability. 

What we teach camp counsellors ... is to allow the kids the time they need to figure it out. It’s really hard to do this as a parent.

When they develop responsibility at an early age, children gain experience in thinking through options in challenging situations. They learn personal accountability, grow problem-solving skills and improve decision-making. These all help children later, in real-world scenarios, as they face academic challenges, navigate the workforce and grow into adulthood. 

Monke sees that when children exercise responsibility in camp, it gives them empowerment and confidence. She believes that, “increased responsibility and becoming more capable [helps kids] gain confidence by actually doing things.” Give children independent tasks like vacuuming or putting their toys away, and they “feel so grown up ... they take the task so seriously.” 

How do social environments accelerate the growth of responsibility? 

The singular aspect about camps that encourages responsibility “is that your parents aren’t there,” says Monke. Knowing they can’t run back to their parents for help, they learn to figure things out on their own. “And also, the adults in charge have more children that they’re watching so by default, kids need to do more for themselves. It’s actually really good for kids to be in environments where they’re asked to be responsible for more than themselves.”

Something as simple as hanging a sweatshirt is an act of responsibility. At home, a parent might be more likely to do a task like this for them. “A default behaviour for parents is to just do [things] for [their] kids, especially when it’s expedient,” Monke explains. Of course, “default behaviour for kids is to wait ... and see if someone else is going to step in,” she adds. “What we teach camp counsellors ... is to allow the kids the time they need to figure it out.” She emphasizes that these tasks might then take longer to complete, but that’s necessary, to give children personal lessons in responsibility. ”It’s really hard to do this as a parent,” that’s why it benefits them to let children go to camp, she says. The thing to remember, though, is that these "experiences are really helpful for kids," as unique opportunities "to take responsibility.”

Want your child to enhance their responsibility?

If you find it difficult to step back and allow your child to learn responsibility, camp is a great teacher. At camp, children learn on their own, listen to instructions, work as a team, develop leadership skills, work as a team, and follow through with duties. The independence of camp fosters responsibility as they respond to situations without parents present. 



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