Independence Day!

Independence Day!

We used to call England our ‘Mother Country,’ until that fateful summer day 239 years ago when America declared its independence. Without going into our 4th grade American history lesson, I’d like to delve into the concept of independence - why was it so crucial for the future and development of our nation, and what does it mean for us as camp families today? 

Aside from the obvious association to July 4th, independence is exceedingly relevant to all of us in the camp world. One of the unique benefits of the camp experience is the opportunity for a camper to build an identity away from that of their family or hometown....