Here’s the scene from my window as we approach the end of our first week of camp: happy and relaxed campers intent on their fun, friendships, and skill acquisition; enthusiastic, safety-conscious, and engaging counselors; competent, responsive, and caring supervisors… and I’m thinking – how can I communicate to parents that they can take a deep sigh of relief because their kids are happy and safe?
I know that in a way I was fortunate to have raised my children in a pre-9/11 world, and maybe even in a time when the lack of technology forced me to rely on others (no, we didn’t have cell phones!). We clearly are living in a world of high anxiety. But here’s the great news:
Coleman Country isn’t really “the outside world” as we know it! We mean it when we say that it’s more than a place – it’s an attitude; an “inside world” that is protected in many ways. It’s kind of like Willy Wonka or the Land of Oz – you just know that good stuff happens. That’s why people often say that camp is magic. Well, it’s not really magic; it just feels like magic because of all the “stuff” we do!
So what does all this mean for you? Hopefully, that you can feel comfortable that we are making good decisions on behalf of your children, training our staff with the best child development tools, and giving you some well-deserved peace of mind. Of course, we consider ourselves partners with parents, so you should always feel free to call us with questions.
In fact, please “talk” to us right now (in the comment field below)! I’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have… Because during camp, your children are our children; and while I can’t meet you for a cup of coffee at Starbucks, I sure can take a few minutes to give you the scoop from inside The Ranch!