CRU Camps – successfully done the old fashioned way
When I think back to my first school camp, I have only fond memories. It was 1983 and I was in Grade 5. I remember feeling excited that I was finally old enough to attend camp and I was going to sleep in a cabin with my best friend Elise.
For kids, school camp was about hanging around with your friends and doing things you didn’t normally do at home. Even the simple things like having a hot chocolate for evening supper (something we were not allowed to do at home) was high on most kids excitement list.
School camp for teachers was probably pretty stressful knowing you had total control of a group of children for 3-4 days. This was not a good time for teachers to get to know their students better as they were far too busy organizing and running activities.
School camp for the organisers of the camp was like running a well-oiled machine. Everything was run like clock work so every activity could fit into the schedule but always time for developing positive relationships.
Recently I came across and group who portray all the old fashioned qualities of school camp I love but in a modern setting. The CRU camps remind me of my camps and bring back the warm feelings I have cherished for all these years. I want my children to experience camps the way I did growing up and CRU camps have my tick of approval.
What 3 things do you want from a holiday camp?
- To have fun. Children of all ages just want to have fun. The best way to keep a child’s attention is to make whatever activity you’re doing FUN.
- To have lots of activities to choose from. When putting a group of children together who do not know each other, having a variety of activities to choose from is the perfect combination. With so many activities on offer, it also gives the kids a chance to do things they wouldn’t normally get the chance to do at home.
- To meet new friends. The world becomes a more interesting place when we meet people from different backgrounds. Holiday camps are the perfect opportunity to meet new friends in a secure environment and laugh along the way.
When I looked into the camps Crusaders offer, I loved the way the focus is on positive relationships and teaching the children to believe in themselves. With so many negative and stressful elements children have to endure in their daily life, finding a safe and inspiring place helps counteract this negativity.
Favourite CRU Camps
As my children are mostly teenagers, my favourite camp would be the activity camps. Why??
- I am passionate about keeping kids active and outdoors whenever possible and these camps combine the two, all surrounded in a fun environment.
- The camp coordinators have created so many different types of camps, there has to one that will suit every child. These camps include things like country experiences, snow skiing, dirt bike riding, tech camps and some even for the adrenaline junkies.
- Extremely professional in their approach with students, developing relationships and building confidence and awareness of being the best person they can possibly be.
- They cater for the needs of each group differently, depending on their needs.
If you want your children to experience what old-fashioned camp is like but in a cool and modern environment, check out CRU Camp.
This post was sponsored by The Crusaders – specialising in school holiday camps that bring out the best in each child. However all thoughts and ideas are my own and at Our Parallel Connection we take all sponsored posts seriously, only accepting those we either use or truly believe in.