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: Five, Five, Five
Age Recommendation: Lighthearted and optimistic
How to:
Each person asks themselves where they would like to see themselves in 5 weeks, 5 months, and 5 years.

Name: Reach Out and Touch
Age Recommendation: All ages, warm and fuzzy
How to: Everyone sits/ stands with their eyes closed. The speaker calls participants up by their number. The speaker says, “Put your hand on the shoulder of someone who…(has done something positive/ made you feel something positive).” The people standing touch someone’s shoulder who has portrayed the statement.

Name: Web of Appreciation
Age Recommendation: Older ages, warm and fuzzy, need string/ rope
How to: While sitting or standing in a circle, one person compliments another person in the circle and hands them a part of the string. Then, that person does the same to another person, and so on until everyone has said a compliment and has been complimented. In the end, the string can be given out as bracelets for the group to remember their experiences together.

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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