Happy Wednesday, everyone!
#CoreValuesInAction are here and its time to introduce the Core Value of the month, Caring! Caring is one of the core values that Frost Valley shares with all of the other YMCAs in the U.S. Its color is red which is the color of your heart, where your caring actions come from. I think that some of the most generous “caring” folks at camp are our counselors. They love and care about all of our campers so much, and their dedication to making camp the best is because they care!
To introduce Caring this month, I’ve put together a few photos and quotes from this past summer that were given to me by our campers! I hope to inspire you with these thoughts on Caring, so that you are able to put this core value into practice at home, in your schools, and in your communities.
“I think we all need to be caring to each other. We need to check to make sure we’re all okay in order to have fun.” – Lakota camper
“I like caring because it means to me that I actually feel like a family to other people” – Everly, Pokey Totem
“I like caring because people need help and you should be nice! Also, when someone wants help, help them!” – Brynn, Pokey Totem
“Caring makes the future!” – Jack, Pokey Totem
“When you’re sad you can have a caring friend to cheer you up!” – Jacob, Outpost
“At one point in your life you are going to have to care about a lot of your stuff” Harrison, Pokey Totem
Caring is: “Caring about nature, being there for someone, a person that you rely on, standing up to bullying, being nice to people even when they aren’t nice, and accepting people for who they are” – Wawafest Caring Campers
Please send any stories about #CoreValuesInAction to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a super sweet Core Values t-shirt!
Hope everyone is enjoying the start of Fall! Come see us sometime soon in the Valley for an awesome atmosphere of brightly colored trees, crisp air, and yummy apple cider!
Peace, Love, Bibbley,
Director of Camp Wawayanda