Camp Palmetto Goals
Developing goals is our priority at Camp Palmetto - accomplishing them is our primary commitment!
Having a good time is conducive to personal development. Fun encourages participation in activities and meets individual needs. To create a comfortable, fun environment the camp programs are designed to teach children but not to pressure them. The staff does not impose expectations on the campers but offer opportunities for the children to test themselves - without the fear of failing. By eliminating this fear, campers are more willing to try new situations.
Camp Palmetto uses a camp curriculum of enrichment, sports, crafts and exciting field trips to encourage campers to develop specific abilities. Professional training and quality programming are the tools used to build a repertoire of new skills the campers can apply to their everyday lives outside camp.
Being a part of a group is often a challenging experience that requires sharing, discussing and compromising. With camp activities, children become aware of social processes.
Sharing the responsibility for making decisions is an integral part of camp. With a nonjudgmental approach, Camp Palmetto staff encourages campers to actively participate in group and individual decision making. As a result, campers develop both group skills and personal independence.
Sensitivity to Others
Camp Palmetto's philosophy is group oriented. A vital part of the summer program is helping campers develop awareness and sensitivity to the needs of others. These social skills extend beyond the boundaries of camp and are used in the camper's day to day life.
Camp Palmetto prides itself on safety. In every activity we do, safety is our number one priority. Our highly qualified staff, including several veteran educators, makes sure that safety and fun are mixed in the right combinations to promote fun and excitement while maintaining a safe atmosphere.