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At Camp Eagle Ridge, we are very intentional about the way we teach leadership. The first activity of each day is a leadership workshop. The workshops focus on creativity, decision making, problem solving, leadership styles, character and more. The workshops are very hands-on and game and activity driven. Campers are busy doing...creating...building...exploring and experiencing.
Beyond the leadership workshops, leadership is the focus throughout our activities. For example, canoeing is the perfect time to talk about partnership. We can stress the importance of communication during basketball, etc. While skill development within the activity is important, we put emphasis on leadership development through our activities.
Campers can expect to learn to work from their strengths. For example, if a camper is normally quiet in a group, he or she is usually listening to what is being said and we will teach them how to "synthesize" what is being said and help bring the group to consensus. Conversely, we give campers an opportunity to experience working from from a "less comfortable" place. For example, if a campers typically takes a backseat in a group situation, we give them an opportunity to be in charge and learn to direct a team.
American Camp Association accreditation is a distinction that only one in every four camps seeks and earns. To earn our accreditation, Camp Eagle Ridge complies with over 300 health, safety, and program quality standards. Accreditation is solid proof of Camp Eagle Ridge's commitment to risk management. We invest in accreditation because our children deserve the best.
Top Ten Reasons To Go To
Camp Eagle Ridge
(as expressed by our campers)
Camp is a safe place for kids to express themselves and grow as individuals.
The welcoming smiles are the best and you get about 100 hugs a day!
You'll make friends from all over the United States and around the world that will last a lifetime. Its like a big family!
Try something new: climb a mountain, canoe the rapids, play rugby, sumo wrestle, shoot a bow and arrow, play ultimate frisbee and so much more!
Create life defining moments!
Experience the outdoors. See the Milky Way and stars like you've never seen before!
Best counselors EVER!!
A lot of great songs have been born at Camp Eagle Ridge!
(Click here to hear one)
Leadership workshops teach you important skills for life and help you discover more about yourself. And they're fun!
You feel totally accepted.