ON THIS EPISODE
On this weeks Podcast, we sit down with Josh Levine, the Executive Director of Camp Alonim in Simi Valley, California. Josh grew up as a camper and felt compelled to continue on his cherished time at camp. As a director, he ensures camp is the reason why kids are jumping out of their desk on the last day of school. Duffle bags have been packed for weeks.
Most campers have a tough time explaining to their parents and peers as to why camp is so incredible. They can’t find words to express their love for it. So, throughout the school year, Josh organizes a day where parents get to run around with the children and learn why camp is so meaningful to them through activities and tradition. They too get the feeling of being emerged in this oasis called camp.
Campers let their guards down and create friendships with others that might not normally happen on the schoolyard. At camp you don’t know someone else’s popularity rankings, friendship form organically. Usually forming into a bunk mate for life, also known as a best friend forever. Watching the connection form is beautiful and validation as to why Josh thrives on making camp so special.
Camp gives children many tools in life. Parents see an increase of independence in their children after the summer has ended. Campers are better college roommates, participants, teammates and even parents when the time comes. The world needs more people who have gone to sleep away camp.
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