The Mighty Camp Experience
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When school is out, Mighty Camps at Genesis are the place to be! Mighty Camps leverage out of school time to maximize fun, keep kids active and teach essential life skills. Our camps are designed for children between the ages of 5–12 years (Kansas campers must be in Kindergarten).
We are a passionate team of youth development professionals who are honored to serve youth during out of school time. Mighty Camps are an environment where children are free from evaluation and given robust opportunities to courageously try something new, fail and get back up again in a supported environment, and feel deeply valued and connected to a community who celebrates them for who they are. We take our opportunity to serve seriously and choose to create change through ridiculously fun camp experiences!
- To engage, energize, and inspire children to be active
- To foster personal character development, respect for others and build confident, capable problem solvers
- To cultivate positive self-talk within our campers
- To develop skills in sports-specific areas and have FUN!
To maximize the learning experience and to maintain a safe environment, we ensure sufficient staff-to-camper ratios. Campers will be assigned a camp team with a 12:1 campers to counselor ratio.
Sports Camp utilizes sports to help youth grow and sharpen problem solving skills. Our team of passionate and playful camp counselors participate in each sport/ camp activity alongside our campers. By playing from the center of the action, our counselors model enthusiasm, courage and a growth-mindset. Counselors use their participation to help create engagement and wins for more novice players and opportunities to build strategy (problem solving skills) for all players. While playing from the center of action counselors also model positive self-talk. Our counselors are trained to make “mistakes” daily and publicly to provide opportunities for young people to see that mistakes are essential to the learning process, and how to leverage a growth mindset to build new skills and recover after making a mistake or after something doesn’t go according to plan.
In Sports Camp, campers learn through play. Campers spend approximately three hours daily in sport focused “Learn to Play Workshops.” The remainder of their time is spent engaged in other activities like STEAM, swimming, Kids Yoga, Improv classes, Character Programming, and local field trips.
Sports Camp is a highly camper driven experience. Each morning campers begin the day by attending a Morning Camp Meeting. During this time, campers decide what their day will look like, who will be responsible for what, what team consequences for breaking agreed upon expectations will be and talk about what they want to get out of the day. Morning Meetings also provide a time for campers to reflect on the growth and wins from the previous camp day.
Sports camp is all about growing skills through providing opportunity and autonomy.
Genesis Miramont South offers a Counselor in Training Program (CREW) for young adults between the ages of 13-15. This 5-week leadership program is designed to equip young adults with the skills necessary to become a successful camp counselor. Students who complete the summer training program are extended an early entry opportunity to interview for a Floating Camp Counselor position upon turning 16.
Each season, we select 15 young adults to join the CREW program. All CREW program participants undergo an application process designed to teach important skills and ensure each welcomed participant is ready for the commitment and leadership journey ahead!