Campers are greeted with the question on the first day “If you could do anything . . . anything you could imagine to do while at camp that is not a regular clinic activity, what would that be?” From there, creativity and imagination are engaged and incredible experiences are spawned. Because of that openness and “we can do it” attitude, cabin activities number in the hundreds by way of examples. Cabin activities are an opportunity to do something special as a group that facilitates bonding, teamwork and togetherness. There are 5 cabin activities in a one-week session, and a dozen or more in a two-week session.
Campers are also encouraged to look around camp to see if there are any Camp Augusta Pride Projects (CAPP) they would like to do. CAPPs are a time during the week where each cabin has the opportunity to improve or beautify camp in some way. In choosing, CAPP becomes service, not work. It also serves the creativity mission, and allows children to take some ownership over the camp. Children learn to make choices by being given choices with guidance. That’s what CAPP projects are – we’re teaching the campers about service.