Monthly Archives: October 2019

At camp, developing leaders is our specialty!

By |2019-10-09T14:13:09-04:00October 9th, 2019|

by April Eyler, Matollionequay Program Coordinator Leadership. That’s a big word. Character. Another big word. At Camp Matollionequay, we instill the core values each and every day through our character and leadership development initiatives. This begins the moment a camper of any age in any village steps foot on camp. It extends to our Leadership Development Program, also known as LIT/CIT. This program introduces, develops, and fosters leadership and character development through observation, discussion, and hands-on experience with campers of all ages and has increasing responsibility throughout three summers. Within this program, the Counselors in Training learn to be high [...]

What’s behind “The Hero Is You”?

By |2019-10-02T12:05:09-04:00October 2nd, 2019|

by Matt Foran, Director of Camp Ockanickon for boys We tell Ockanickon campers, “The Hero Is You.” Why? Think about the heroes of stories. When you read or hear a story, there’s something you’re meant to understand. In fact, we believe it’s the main reason we tell stories.  You’re meant to understand that the hero is you. In your own life, it’s you who is at the center of the story.  It’s you who encounters fear and failure.  It’s you who meets allies and mentors.  It’s you who could explore, grow, and discover new potential. It’s you who could use [...]