During our Build Strong @Home series, we will post three different daily reflections for you. These can be done at any time during the day, but we recommend doing them at a time when campers and adults alike can really think and talk with each other. 


What is a devo? Devo (devotion) is a Frost Valley tradition that spans every program and age group. It is a great way for campers to wind down and connect with each other after long days of active programming. Before bed, campers come together as a cabin/yurt/tent group and participate in a reflective activity. Often sat in a circle around a candle, counselors present an age-appropriate prompt. Devo is a safe space so sharing is always optional and we ask campers to respect that information shared in devo, stays in devo.

Name: Fishbowl
Age Recommendation: All ages, can be lighthearted or deeper
How to:
Give each person a piece of paper and have them each write an appropriate question on it. Then the ‘counselors’ answer each question. This is a good way for the campers to get to know the counselors better. You can also do this devo in reverse, where the campers answer the questions or where everybody answers the questions.

Name: Zombie Apocalypse
Age Recommendation: All ages, lighthearted
How to: Ask each participant to explain what they would do in the case of a zombie apocalypse (what weapon they would use, what one person would they want with them, where would they run, etc.)

Name: What is Adventure?
Age Recommendation: Traditionally done for the Adventure staff and kids, of all ages
How to: Each person shares what they think adventure means to them

If you have any questions about our daily reflections or want to share some camp magic with us, send us an email at buildstronghome@frostvalley.org

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