Much More than Just Camp
In August, we asked our day campers to fill in the blank in this sentence:
It’s not just camp. It’s __________.
Not surprisingly, they had a lot to say. Using crayons and markers, they shared what camp means to them. From the reflective “my happiest place” to the silly “hot pink Play-Doh,” we saw through their eyes what makes Apachi J Camp so meaningful for children throughout Chicagoland.
What did surprise us was the insightfulness, honesty and sincerity of their responses. At a time of the summer when it’s common for camp staff to start feeling fatigued, we found ourselves inspired. So inspired, in fact, that we knew we had to share what we learned with everyone.
We couldn’t think of a better way to show the magic of camp than to reveal what our campers wrote, including creative spelling and in their own distinctive handwriting. Over the next few months, you’ll get to see their words in your mailbox, printed in newspapers, displayed on the sides of buses, hanging on billboards and presented on Facebook. We hope that each example brings a little piece of summer fun into your fall and winter.
Apachi J Camps are very special places. Our campers did a better job than any professional consultant could to explain what makes our camps so magical and meaningful. We’re excited to keep the magic going for summer 2017.
It’s not just camp.
It’s Apachi J Camp.
[and that makes all the difference in the world]