Monday, January 31, 2011

Senior Focus Group Recap

Last Friday was our Third Annual Senior Focus Group. While we can’t promise that we will grant all of the children’s wishes (no, we won’t give out free slushies everyday), we do value and appreciate the opinions of our campers and have put many of their ideas into action in the past!

Here are some of the highlights from both our Focus Group Discussion and online survey.

New activities/electives:
World Sports (rugby, handball, etc.), Survivor Gaga, World Cup Soccer, Trampoline, Dodgeball, Jenga Tournament at Senior Soiree, more Larping and potato launchers.

Special Event Ideas: King and Queen at Senior Dance, Jersey Shore fist pumping contest, Senior Camp Movie Night, additional trip at Gold Rush besides the Zoo, 3 team Color War and a big after-Camp party to celebrate our 10th anniversary

New Lunch ideas:
burritos, ribs, Chinese food and Fettuccine Alfredo

Community Service Projects for CITs/LITs:
Planting trees & flowers, food pantry drive, help at a soup kitchen, environmental preservation, go to a nursing home and visit an orphanage

Topics and issues that CITs & LITs would like to learn more about: conflict amongst campers, communication skills, job interview skills, Autism, how to be a leader and stress management.

And finally… here’s a great quote from one particular CIT: “I think teens as LITS & CITS should work harder to help more and should be given the opportunity to help more.” (WE AGREE!)

Thanks again to all of the campers and leaders that attended the Focus Group and completed our online survey.

Feel free to send us additional suggestions/comments via email,, Facebook, and/or our Blog!

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