Honesty in Action: Tell me how you really feel!
Happy Core Values in Action Wednesday all!
Today, I thought to celebrate Honesty with a quote my Dad always says to me whenever I am engaging him in a passionate conversation: “Tell me how you really feel!”
Two of our Summer Camp Staff and Alumni have offered advice to all of you in order to celebrate Honesty and put it into action!
From Alex Draper a past Outpost VC and Assistant Wawayanda Director: “How honest are you with your emotional self? I have looked back at things I said and did in frustration, or at a time of stress, and know that my honest assessment was that I was a jerk and someone deserves and apology. I think honesty in hindsight is a useful idea, looking back with a conscious effort to see more than your own perspective, being open to learning new things from thinking about the past in more than one way. I know I have had to take responsibility (hah!) for my decisions way after things went down, but I had to take a minute to be honest with myself about what really happened.”
From Maddy B, a MAC Girls and Sunburst Counselor: “I think that one way a camper could use honesty is in the classroom. When they don’t understand something, making sure they speak up to get the help they need.”
If you have put any of the Core Values into Action at home, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to share your stories and send you a Core Values in Action Tshirt!
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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