Core Values In Action: Celebrating the Year!
Happy Core Values in Action Wednesday, and happy last Wednesday of the Core Values in Action Year!
Over the past 8 months we have celebrated, explored, practiced, and embraced all 8 of Frost Valley’s Core Values. It has been inspiring and fun to see how the Frost Valley Community has given life to the Core Values throughout the year. In honor of the past 8 months, I would love to highlight some of our favorite stories from the year!
Caring: One of the first and favorite #CVIA stories we received was from our Outpost Campers, who were doing a project for one of their classmates who was sick. Check out the story here: https://frostvalley.org/outpost-campers-put-caring-into-action/
Community: One of our Summer Staff members, Hayley, puts community into action with her peers in music studio! Check out her story here: https://frostvalley.org/community-in-action-staff-story/
Diversity: Some of our Outpost Campers in New York have created Care Packages to send to one of their cabinmates in China! Here is the full story: https://frostvalley.org/friendships-from-around-the-world-diversity-in-action-corevaluesinaction/
Honesty: Check out a fun game that we played at Winter Camp to put Honesty into action! Here is the blog: https://frostvalley.org/january-is-honesty-month-an-easy-and-fun-way-to-put-core-values-in-action/
Inclusiveness: The Year Round Summer Camp Directors made Inclusion Resolutions! Check them out here: https://frostvalley.org/february-celebrates-inclusiveness-core-values-in-action/
Respect: We had many camper quotes from what Respect means to them, including the following from a Lakota Camper: “Personally, I love all the Core Values, but I feel that respect can be the foundation for the rest of the values.” Check out more camper quotes in this story: https://frostvalley.org/respect-in-march-core-values-in-action/
Responsibility: With the help of Frost Valley Alumni, we completed many community service projects on Earth Day, including setting up the tents in Adventure Village! Here is the full story with all of the projects: https://frostvalley.org/corevaluesinaction-responsibility-on-earth-day/
Stewardship: We celebrated Stewardship with a big donation of Books for the Frost Valley Little Libraries! Here is the full story: https://frostvalley.org/staff-stewards-core-values-in-action/
Thank you to everyone who has participated in this project. Putting the core values into action is how the FV community can make a big difference in the world. I am so inspired by everyone who has share their stories with us throughout the year! If anyone has any stories of how they have put the Core Values into practice, please email me at email@example.com to receive your Core Values Tshirt!
We will continue to share stories throughout the summer of how we are putting the Core Values into action at camp! So stay tuned! Happy last day of May, happy almost Summer, and happy core values celebration!
Peace, Love, Bibbley,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.
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