Availability: RESIDENT CAMP (SUN-SAT) Ages 7-16; June 18-24, June 25-July 1, July 2-8, July 9-15, July 16-22, July 23-29, July 30-August 5
Fees: $500/WK Depeosit $100
Sleeping away from mom and dad…living in what will likely become their ‘summer home’…creating friends that become like family…this is the Camp Christopher experience. Living in a cabin with a group of peers fosters a sense of community, sharing responsibility and strong friendships. Each cabin is treated as a mini-community in which the campers are vital members. And as members, they are encouraged to be respectful of one another, honest to one another, and responsible for their own commitments. Cabin life also advances social skills as children learn to be a part of the community and actively participate in the inherent give and take of such a setting.
We know that children learn from their peers and role models who surround them. At Camp Christopher, we facilitate this learning in a safe and healthy way. Living together day in and day out provides an immersion experience that cultivates in campers the ability to know one another on a deeper level, to share varied strengths, to offer encouragement, lend support and gain the tremendously valuable experience of living in and taking pride in the work of the group. Supportive young adult role models who encourage positive values such as sportsmanship, collaboration, kindness, and harmonious co-existence supervise cabins. Cabins move throughout the day led by the cabin counselor and department staff. From each cabin emerges a unique personality comprised of equal parts strong friendship, laughter, and fun. We take great care in making cabin assignments. We place children are placed in bunks with others of similar age so that their interests may be complimentary and can promote one another’s social development. Two to three counselors reside within each cabin in order to provide adequate support and supervision throughout the session. Our counselors enjoy success when they have created an environment within the cabin which empowers campers to accept challenges, experience leadership, and forge friendships that last a lifetime.
Camp Christopher is a co-ed environment. We are proud of the comfortable family atmosphere we have created in which brothers and sisters may share in the camp experience together. Our cabins are assigned by gender, and throughout the day, campers remain with same-sex bunkmates as they follow their schedule. But Mass, evening activities and special events typically involves all campers. These mixed gender activities give both sexes the opportunity to interact with one another while young adult role models provide the oversight to ensure positive and appropriate behavior from everyone. Many families have found great common ground at Camp Christopher, and the shared experience is one which they carry with them through years and distance.